Applicants sought for seven vacancies on the Arizona Court of Appeals – 8/1/2022
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is seeking applicants for seven vacancies on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is seeking applicants for seven vacancies on the Court of Appeals, with four vacancies on Division Two and three vacancies on Division One. The first vacancy on Division Two was created by the retirement of Judge Philip G. Espinosa. The remaining six vacancies are split evenly between Division One, which hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, and Yuma counties, and Division Two, which hears cases arising in Pima, Pinal, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee, Graham, and Gila counties. These six vacancies represent the new “at-large” positions created by the Legislature during the most recent legislative session. Unlike other vacancies, an “at-large” judge may be a resident of any county in the Division.
Applications are due September 2, 2022. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for each position to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.