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GOVERNOR DUCEY APPOINTS AWLA MEMBER KRISTA CARMAN TO THE YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT



August 2, 2019

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Krista Carman to the Yavapai County Superior Court. The vacancy on the Yavapai County Superior Court was created by the retirement of Judge Patricia Trebesch. Under the Arizona Constitution, judges of the Superior Court in counties with a population of less than 250,000 persons are elected by the voters. When a judge retires or resigns prior to a general election, the vacancy created by the retirement or resignation is filled by gubernatorial appointment until the next general election.

Krista is an experienced trial attorney who currently practices in the diverse areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage, probate, commercial litigation, medical malpractice and victim’s rights. She also serves as an appointed arbitrator for the Yavapai County Superior Court and volunteer fee arbitrator for the State Bar of Arizona. Before starting her own law firm, Krista was a partner with Warnock, MacKinlay & Carman.

Krista is the Vice President of the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. She has served on the State Bar of Arizona Civil Jury Instructions Committee and Supreme Court Committee on Civil Justice Reform. Governor Jan Brewer appointed her to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments where she served from 2015 to 2018. She has received awards from the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Yavapai County Bar Association and Prescott Area Young Professionals.

With a passion for children, Krista is very active in the Yavapai County community. She serves as President of the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. She is on the board of directors for the Community Pregnancy Center of Prescott. Additionally, she is the regional co-coordinator for the high school mock trial competition.

“Krista’s depth and breadth of practice, as well as her commitment to serving the community, make her well-equipped to serve the Yavapai County community,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Krista to the Yavapai County Superior Court.”

Krista graduated from Northern Arizona University with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. She then graduated from Arizona State University College of Law.




NOMINEES FOR ARIZONA SUPREME COURT ANNOUNCED


July 29, 2019

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments has recommended seven nominees to Governor Doug Ducey for an opening on the Arizona Supreme Court. AWLA Members in BLUE.

 

The nominees for the opening created by the retirement of Justice Scott Bales are:

 

·         Sean E. Brearcliffe, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division II

·         Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division I

·         Maria Elena Cruz, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division I

·         David J. Euchner, of the Pima County Public Defender’s Office

·         Randall M. Howe, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge – Division I

·         Andrew M. Jacobs of Snell & Wilmer, LLP

·         William G. Montgomery, County Attorney for Maricopa County

 

Governor Ducey will appoint the new justice.  To submit comments to Governor Ducey on an applicant, clickHERE  To view the applications of the nominees, click HERE   




PUBLIC ASKED FOR INPUT ON CANDIDATES FOR MARICOPA SUPERIOR COURT VACANCIES



July 26, 2019

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is seeking public input on 15 candidates for two openings on the Superior Court in Maricopa County. AWLA Members are in BLUE.
 
The candidates are:
 
• Glenn A. Allen 
• John L. Blanchard 
Cassie Bray Woo 
• Robert I. Brooks 
Francisca J. Cota 
• Marvin L. Davis
• David W. Garbarino 
Julie A. LaFave  
Julie A. Mata
• Suzanne M. Nicholls
Sigmund G. Popko
• Michael Z. Rassas
Andrew J. Russell
• Aryeh D. Schwartz
Annielaurie Van Wie
 
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 20, 2019. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:30 a.m. 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, 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 15th 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 BEING ACCEPTED FOR DIVISION ONE OF THE ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS



July 26, 2019

Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the unexpected passing of Judge Jon W. Thompson.

The Arizona State Constitution requires the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments to review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees within 60 days of a vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

The most current judicial application form (revised January 2017) 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 of good moral character and admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of the state of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of one of the following Counties for the past three years: Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai or Yuma.

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 August 20, 2019.

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 Commission on Appellate Court Appointments are open to the public. Meeting dates will be announced.

The new judge will be paid $154,533.75 annually.




PUBLIC ASKED FOR COMMENT ON CANDIDATES FOR ARIZONA COURT OF APPEALS



June 25, 2019

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on 10 candidates for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals. AWLA MEMBERS ARE IN BLUE.

 

The candidates are:

    • Cynthia J. Bailey
    • Michael S. Catlett
    • Christopher A. Coury
    • Rusty D. Crandell
    • David B. Gass
    • Andrew M. Jacobs
    • Daniel J. Kiley
    • Joseph P. Mikitish
    • Jay M. Polk
    • Joshua D. Rogers

 

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

 

The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on July 17, 2019. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:00 a.m. 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, 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 12th 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.  To submit comments to Governor Ducey on an applicant, click HERE  To view the applications of the nominees, click HERE   

 

Division One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.  

 



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