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Contact: Eric Silverberg, Superior Court Administrator

Applications Being Accepted for Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore

Bisbee, Arizona, August 7, 2014 The Superior Court, Cochise County announces that a Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore Selection Committee has been established and is seeking applications from qualified attorneys to serve as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Superior Court. The initial caseload assignment will be Juvenile Dependency and Title IV-D. Appointments are for a period up to a year, subject to renewal. The salary for the position is $130,500 annually. This position is FLSA Exempt and does not include paid leave or holidays. Participation in ASRS (Arizona State Retirement System) is required. Position will take a minimum of 26 unpaid days per year. This position will become vacant on September 12, 2014 due to the resignation of Judge Donna M. Beumler.

Applications are available at the Office of the Court Administrator or under the employment section of the Cochise County Website, www.cochise.az.gov or by contacting Judicial Human Resources Director, Tracey Romero at 520-432-8503. Applications must be submitted to the Court Administrator, P.O. Box 204, Cochise County Courthouse, Bisbee, Arizona 85603, no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, August 22, 2014.

The Committee will review the applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend candidates to the Presiding Judge, James L. Conlogue, who will select one of the applicants. Pursuant to A.R.S. §12-141, the Presiding Judge shall request the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court to appoint the Judge Pro Tempore, subject to the approval of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors.

Mission: - We provide fair, impartial and timely justice in all matters brought before the Courts

- Our vision is to enhance the public's trust and confidence in the Court by being accessible and understandable, and providing the highest quality of services.

- We are Honest, Innovative, Collaborative, Efficient and Effective, Courteous and Service Oriented.


The Superior Court in Cochise County is a court of general jurisdiction in Arizona.  Superior Court judges hear all types of cases involving civil claims of $10,000 or more, felony cases, extraditions, mental health cases and matters pertaining to domestic relations: divorce, annulment, child support and probate (including guardianships).  The Juvenile Court is a division of the Superior Court and hears all matters concerning juvenile delinquency, dependency and adoptions. The Superior Court is also the appellate court for cases coming from limited jurisdiction (municipal and justice) courts in Cochise County.

Currently there are six Superior Court judges in Cochise County under the administrative supervision of the Presiding Judge, who is appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Four judges are located in Bisbee, Arizona.  Two judges, including the juvenile court judge, are located in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Office of Court Administration provides administrative and budgetary oversight and services to both the Superior Court and the six Justice Courts in Cochise County.  This office serves as the liaison between the judicial branch and the executive and legislative branches locally and on a state level.  Programs and services provided by Court Administration include:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR)
Automation and Field Training
Case Management
Court Interpreters
Court Security
Family Conciliation Court
Judicial Human Resources Department
Law Library

The Office of Court Administration is located in the main courthouse in Bisbee, Arizona

P.O. Box 204
Bisbee, Arizona  85603