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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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