Judicial Selection Advisory Board


Board
Phoenix City Code Section 2-96 provides that the Judicial Selection Advisory Board shall have the following powers and duties: (1) To seek out and encourage qualified individuals to apply for the office of judge of the City Court or the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission. (2) To conduct investigations into the background and qualifications of candidates for the office of judge of the City Court or for the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission, including but not limited to the use of questionnaires, personal interviews, and contacting such individuals and institutions as it deems reasonable to obtain as much background information on the candidate as possible. (3) To submit its recommendations for candidates for appointment or reappointment to the office of judge of the City Court or Chief Presiding Judge or to the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission to the Mayor, who thereafter shall convene the City Council for the purpose of interviewing all candidates recommended. When making recommendations for judicial office or for the City of Phoenix Ethics Commission, the Board shall consider the diversity of the City’s population; however, the primary consideration shall be merit.
Darlene Young
(602)262-1608
This Board meets once per year or as necessary.
The Judicial Selection Advisory Board is composed of the Chief Presiding Judge of the City Court, who shall serve as a nonvoting member, and nine voting members, consisting of the following: the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Maricopa County or his designee; an appellate court judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association who shall reside in the City of Phoenix and who shall be appointed by the Mayor from among three nominees recommended by the Association’s Board of Directors; an active member of the State Bar of Arizona who shall reside in the City of Phoenix and who shall be appointed by the Mayor from among three nominees recommended by the State Bar’s Board of Governors; and five nonattorney public members who are nominated by the Mayor and who are residents of the City of Phoenix. The diversity of the City’s population shall be considered when making an appointment to the Board. None of the public members shall be an employee of the City of Phoenix. Voting members shall be subject to approval by the City Council. Voting members shall serve a term of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment for one additional three-year term. The members shall serve without salary or compensation.

Membership

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Allister Adel
David Cunanan
Diane Johnsen
Joseph Kanefield
Carlos Rascon
Craig Steblay
B. Don Taylor III