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News Release - 6/19/2012

Applications Being Accepted for Vacancy on Arizona Supreme Court


Applications are being accepted for an anticipated vacancy on the Arizona Supreme Court created by the nomination and confirmation of Justice Andrew Hurwitz as a judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees to Governor Jan Brewer.

Applicants must have been admitted to the practice of law in and a resident of Arizona for the past ten years, and under age 65 at the time the nomination is sent to the Governor.

Applications may be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Division, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov, or at the Judicial Department web site: www.azcourts.gov/jnc

The original completed application and 17 copies must be returned to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Division, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on July 18, 2012.  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 the vacancy is held. 

All meetings of the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. 

The new justice will be paid $155,000 annually.

Posted On: 6/21/2012