Regular Board of Supervisors Meeting
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Reappointment of Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore
Shawneen Serrano, Court Administration
No A/V Presentation
BOS Signature NOT Required
# of ORIGINALS
Submitted for Signature:
Associate Court Administrator
Docket Number (If applicable):
Federal or State Mandate
Source of Mandate
or Basis for Support?:
ARS 12-141, ARS 8-231, ARS 12-144
Agenda Item Text:
Approve the reappointment of Ms. Candyce Pardee to serve as Superior Court Pro Tempore, on a part-time basis pursuant to ARS 12-141 and ARS 8-231, and authorize Court Administration to call upon an appropriately appointed Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore from another county in extenuating circumstances pursuant to ARS 12-144, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
For many years, the court has run several problem-solving courts serving juveniles, adult probationers and CARE Court, our most recent program is in Sierra Vista. With the growth in criminal cases and demand for the programs, the increase of judicial workload makes it very difficult to staff these important evidence-based programs; programs which reduce recidivism and jail stays.
The principle focus of this position is to cover the problem-solving courts and to provide court coverage so that the other judges can attend mandated Supreme Court training held each June.
The court is required to obtain approval of the Judge Pro Tempore appointment with Board of Supervisors and the Arizona Supreme Court.
Department's Next Steps (if approved):
Reappointment of Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore by Superior Court Presiding Judge.
Impact of NOT Approving/Alternatives:
We would need to seek a waiver from the Chief Justice for one judge to remain in Cochise County during the conference to comply with Arizona Law. The judge who stays behind would still be required to obtain suitable training during the year to remain in good standing with the Supreme Court. We may need to discontinue the operation of one or more problem-solving courts.
To BOS Staff: Document Disposition/Follow-Up:
Notify Court Administration of agenda item approval.
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