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Last Post 19 May 2016 02:06 PM by  LHMiles
R-16-0004 Rule 32, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona
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Patricia Schuler
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05 Jan 2016 04:17 PM
    R-16-0004

    Petition to Amend Rule 32 of the Rules of the Supreme Court

    Would allow retired judges who are on the call back list to provide judicial services to the court and who do not practice law to retain judicial status with the State Bar and pay the judicial rate for annual bar dues

    Petitioner:
    Honorable Janet E. Barton
    Presiding Judge
    Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County
    125 W. Washington
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 506-5340

    Date of Filing: January 5, 2016

    Comments due on or before May 20, 2016.

    ADOPTED as modified, effective January 1, 2017.
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    18 May 2016 10:45 AM
    Ron Reinstein
    Judge Superior Court of Arizona (Retired)
    1501 W. Washington
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-3329
    rreinstein@courts.az.gov
    Ph: 602-452-3138

    I fully support Judge Barton's Petition. Retired judges who are not practicing law but provide Judge Pro Tem and other services are providing a valuable service for very little or no compensation . Whether it is filling in for judges who have retired or ill, or doing settlement conferences, i know retired judges enjoy assisting the court they served for many years. It would not only recognize their efforts, but also encourage them to remain judicial members of the Bar. These judges would still be contributing to the Bar's programs, but at a rate that recognizes their contributions.--Ron Reinstein, Judge Superior Court of Arizona (Retired)
    LHMiles
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    19 May 2016 02:06 PM
    Linda H. Miles
    Judge, Superior Court of Arizona (retired)
    10216 N. 55th Place
    Scottsdale, AZ 85253
    602-920-4051
    lhmiles56@gmail.com
    Bar No. 007416

    As a retired judge who has not practiced law since retirement and who has served as a temporary call back judge in Maricopa and Yavapai Counties, I support Judge Barton's Petition to amend Rule 32.

    According to the State Bar, in order to serve as a temporary call back judge, a retired judge must convert to active status and pay the increased bar dues associated with that status even if the retired judge does not otherwise intend to practice law. The nominal compensation paid to retired judges and the fact that temporary work is not guaranteed may serve to dissuade retirees from paying the increased bar dues necessary to perform this work. In addition, there does not appear to be any rational justification for requiring temporary call back judges who are not practicing law to pay more bar dues than full-time judges. For these reasons, I strongly support Judge Barton's Petition to amend Rule 32 to allow retired judges who are not practicing law to retain judicial status and pay the judicial rate for annual bar dues as opposed to active rate bar dues.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Linda H. Miles
    Judge, Superior Court of Arizona (retired)


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