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Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County



November 21, 2022

PHOENIX - Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge Laura M. Reckart.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to the Governor, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington St., Suite 221, Phoenix, or by calling (602) 452 3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington St., Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on December 21, 2022.

Applicants for the previous vacancies in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public. Meeting dates will be announced.

The current annual salary of a Superior Court judge is $149,382.60. Effective January 1, 2023, the annual salary will increase to $164,700.



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49 APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR NEW AT-LARGE POSITIONS IN DIVISION ONE AND DIVISION TWO OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS



September 2, 2022

The public is invited to comment on 49 applicants for the openings in the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the addition of three at-large positions in Division One and three at-large positions in Division Two.

The applicants for Division One are:

Andrew J. Becke
Scott M. Blum
Shanda “Jay” A. Calhoun
Michael S. Catlett
Christopher A. Coury
Rusty D. Crandell
David A. Fitzgerald
Anni L. Foster
Amanda E. Heitz
Keith J. Hilzendeger
Jared E. Holland
Andrew M. Jacobs
Alice M. Jones
Michael Kielsky
Daniel J. Kiley
Matthew A. Klopp
Benjamin D. Kreutzberg
James M. Manley
Thomas C. McDermott
Doreen N. McPaul
John D. Napper
Jay M. Polk
Joshua D. Rogers
Jeremy A. Rovinsky
Amy D. Sells
Jeffrey L. Sparks
Karen L. Johnson Stillwell
Adam M. Susser
Robert E. Trop
Cassie E. Bray Woo
Tamika N. Wooten

The applicants for Division Two are:

Michael A. Ambri
Christina M. Cabanillas
David J. Euchner
Lacey A. Stover Gard
James A. Goodwin
Gary W. Griffith
Kellie L. Johnson
Michael F. Kelly
Regina L. Nassen
Christopher J. O’Neil
Sara X. Orozco
Liliana Ortega
Andrew J. Petersen
Jeffrey L. Sklar
James M. Susa
Virjinya R. Adair Torrez
Victoria R. Thompson-Torrilhon
Timothy M. Wright

Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications and hear comments for all applicants at a public meeting on October 4, 2022. The meeting details will be available on the public meeting notice. The public meeting notice and meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

Citizens may address the Commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than September 29, 2022, to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

At the October 4, 2022 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted on November 3, 2022, and November 4, 2022. The logistics of these meetings will be available after the October 4th meeting. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.


12 APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR DIVISION TWO OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS



September 2, 2022

The public is invited to comment on 12 applicants for an opening in Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Philip G. Espinosa.

The applicants are:

Michael A. Ambri
Christina M. Cabanillas
David J. Euchner
James A. Goodwin
Kellie L. Johnson
Michael F. Kelly
Regina L. Nassen
Andrew J. Petersen
Jeffrey L. Sklar
James M. Susa
Virjinya R.Adair Torrez
Victoria R. Thompson-Torrilhon

Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on September 23, 2022. The meeting details will be available on the public meeting notice. The public meeting notice and meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

Citizens may address the Commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than September 20, 2022, to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

At the September 23, 2022 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed. The selected applicants will be interviewed on October 11, 2022. The logistics of this meeting will be available after the September 23rd meeting. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.



PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT VACANCIES

July 28, 2022

The candidates are:

  • Jillian B. Francis
  • Marischa H. Gilla
  • Gregory J. Gnepper
  • Melody G. Harmon
  • Charlene D. Jackson
  • James R. Knapp
  • Sunita A. Krishna
  • Steven W. McCarthy
  • Michael A. Minicozzi
  • Colleen E. O’Donnell-Smith
  • Suzanne J. Reed
  • Jordan A. Smith
  • Timothy J. Watson
  • William R. Wingard
  • Kirsten J. Wright
  • Melissa M. Zabor











Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://azcourts.gov/jnc.

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on August 22, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in conference room 119 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007. The interview agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

Citizens may address the Commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington St., Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than August 17, 2022, to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.




Applications Open For A Vacancy On The Yuma County Superior Court


July 13, 2022

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Yuma County. The vacancy was created by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors through the establishment of a new judicial division.

The Arizona Governor’s Office will review applications and interview selected applicants for the vacancy, and Governor Doug Ducey will appoint the new judge pursuant to Article VI, Section 12 of the Arizona Constitution.

The judicial application form can be downloaded online at the Governor’s Office website: https://azgovernor.gov/judges.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age and less than 65 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Yuma County for the past year pursuant to Article VI, Sections 22 and 37 of the Arizona Constitution.

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to Anni Foster, General Counsel, Office of Governor Doug Ducey, Executive Tower, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

All interviews are open to the public. The interview date will be announced.



PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT VACANCY

July 20, 2022

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is seeking public input on five candidates for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County.

The candidates are:

  • Randi L. Burnett
  • Danielle J. Kamps Constant
  • Reagen A. Kulseth
  • Victoria A. Otto
  • Paul J. Skitzki



Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, 
http://azcourts.gov/jnc.

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on August 18, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Pima room of the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZThe interview agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

Citizens may address the Commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than August 15, 2022 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.



PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT APPLICANTS


July 5, 2022

At the July 27, 2022 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on August 22, 2022. The logistics of this meeting will be available after the July 27th meeting.  After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.

The public is invited to comment on 19 applicants for four vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by resignation of Judge James D. Smith and the retirement of Judges Margaret R. Mahoney, David O. Cunanan, and Sally S. Duncan.

The applicants are:

Jillian B. Francis
Marischa H. Gilla
Gregory J. Gnepper
Melody G. Harmon 
Charlene D. Jackson 
James R. Knapp
Sunita A. Krishna 
Steven W. McCarthy
Michael A. Minicozzi
Rodney I. Mitchell
Colleen E. O’Donnell-Smith 
Suzanne J. Reed 
Jeremy A. Rovinsky
Jordan A. Smith
Brian P. Utsey
Timothy J. Watson
William R. Wingard
Kirsten J. Wright
Melissa M. Zabor 

Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, httwww.azcourts.gov/jnc

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on July 27, 2022.  Meeting details will be available on the public meeting notice.  The public meeting notice and meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.   


Citizens may address the commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007.  It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred.  Comments must be received no later than July 22, 2022 to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered. 


At the July 27, 2022 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on August 22, 2022. The logistics of this meeting will be available after the July 27th meeting.  After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for each opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.



PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT APPLICANTS


July 1, 2022

The public is invited to comment on six applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County created by the retirement of Judge Deborah Bernini.


The applicants are:


Randi L. Burnett
Danielle J. Kamps Constant  
Reagen A. Kulseth  
Victoria A. Otto 
Lauri J. Owen
Paul J. Skitzki



Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc


The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on July 19, 2022. Meeting details will be available on the public meeting notice. The public meeting notice and meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.   


Citizens may address the commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than July 14, 2022 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered. 

At the July 19, 2022 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on August 18, 2022. The logistics of this meeting will be available after the July 19th meeting. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.




Applications Being Accepted for a Vacancy on the Maricopa County Superior Court


June 1, 2022

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge James D. Smith.

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year.

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2022.

Applicants for the previous vacancy in Maricopa County DO NOT need to reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public. Meeting dates will be announced.

The new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.



APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR A VACANCY ON THE PIMA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT


Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Pima County, created by the retirement of Judge Deborah Bernini.

The Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for the vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, as well as a resident of Arizona, for the past five years and a resident of Pima County for the past year.

A signed original application with all attachments and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2022.

Applicants for the previous vacancy in Pima County MUST reapply to be considered for the new vacancy.

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for this vacancy to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for this vacancy is held.

All meetings of the Pima County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public. Meeting dates will be announced.


The new judge will be paid $149,382.60 annually.



Governor Ducey Announces Appointment Of Amanda Moncayo Parker To The Maricopa County Superior Court


May 29, 2022

PHOENIX– Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Amanda Moncayo Parker to the Maricopa County Superior Court. The appointment fills the seat previously held by Judge Rosa Mroz, who tragically passed away in February.

“Amanda has shown time and time again her dedication to her community and Maricopa County,” said Governor Ducey, “I am honored to appoint her to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Amanda Moncayo Parker
Amanda currently serves as Bureau Chief for the Appeals and Post-Conviction Proceedings Bureau for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. As Bureau Chief, Amanda manages 17 attorneys over four practice areas, providing legal advice to trial attorneys and reviewing appellate attorneys’ briefs.

Prior to her current position, Amanda served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Through clerking she gained a great deal of experience drafting opinions and researching civil litigation issues. From 2012 until 2017, Amanda worked with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a law clerk in the Appeals Bureau and as a Deputy County Attorney in the Pretrial and Appeals bureaus.

In 2016, Amanda received the Distinguished Service Award from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for her work on the high-profile sex crimes case State v. Christopher Simcox. She received the award again in 2018 for her work on bail eligibility hearings in the cases Simpson v. Miller and Morreno v. Brickner. She was also the Prosecutor of the Year, Operations Division in 2017.

Amanda received her Bachelor’s in justice studies from Grand Canyon University, and her law degree from the George Washington School of Law.

Amanda is active in her community. She serves as a member of the Arizona State Bar’s Appointments Committee, recommending appointments to the Board of Governors for statewide boards and commissions. Amanda also has a passion for helping children find forever families. In 2016, she began facilitating adoption playgroups ensuring that adoptive families could connect. Amanda has also been an active member of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic bar association.








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