Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments
Be a part of Arizona's merit selection process.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014
Purpose: Primary responsibility is to screen, interview and select judicial candidates for submission to the Governor of Arizona for her final selection to fill judicial vacancies. This non-partisan commission is chaired by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court (or her designee).
Openings: One. Must reside in Supervisorial District 1.
Candidate Criteria/Qualifications: Applicants must be active members of, and in good standing with, the State Bar of Arizona. Applicants shall have resided in the state, and shall have been admitted to practice before the Arizona Supreme Court, for not less than five (5) years.
There are no applicant restrictions with regard to one’s political party affiliation in relation to this opening. Applicants must have resided in Supervisorial District 1 in Maricopa County for at least one year. To learn what supervisorial district you reside in within Maricopa County, go to http://recorder.maricopa.gov/pollingplace/getdistrict.aspx or call the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office at 602.506.1511.
None of the attorney or non-attorney members of the commission shall hold any governmental office, elective or appointive, for profit and no attorney member is eligible for appointment to any judicial office of this state until one year after membership in the Commission terminates. The Commission meets as necessary when judicial openings occur.
Arizona’s Constitution (Article 6, Section 41.D.) provides for ethnic and gender diversity on the Commission. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply for this position.
Terms: Up to four years.
An application form must be submitted to the State Bar by Friday, January 31, 2014. For additional information contact Nina Benham at 602.340.7329 or Nina.Benham@staff.azbar.org.