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Meet the Council

Members of the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC) include the Chief Justice, the chief judges of the court of appeals, the presiding superior court judges of Maricopa and Pima counties, the president of the State Bar or designee, the administrative director, two superior court presiding judges from non-metropolitan counties, a justice of the peace, a municipal court judge, a clerk of the superior court, a court administrator, the chairs of the Limited Jurisdiction Courts Committee (LJC) and the Committee on Superior Court (COSC), public members and such other members as may be appointed by the Chief Justice.


Mr. Scott Bales
Chief Justice

Arizona Supreme Court
AJC Chair
Mr. Dave Byers

Administrative Director
Arizona Supreme Court

Hon. Norman Davis
Presiding Judge

Superior Court in
Maricopa County

Hon. Sara R. Simmons
Presiding Judge

Superior Court in
Pima County

Hon. Diane M. Johnsen
Chief Judge

Court of Appeals
Division I

Hon. Peter Eckerstrom
Chief Judge

Court of Appeals
Division II
Hon. Peter Cahill
Presiding Judge

Superior Court in
Gila County
Hon. John N. Nelson
Presiding Judge

Superior Court in Yuma
County
Hon. Roxanne K. Song Ong
Presiding Magistrate

City of Phoenix
Hon. Rachel Torres Carrillo
Justice of the Peace

West McDowell Justice Court
Hon. David Widmaier
Justice of the Peace

Pinetop/Lakeside
Justice Court
Hon. David Mackey
Presiding Judge

Superior Court in
Yavapai County

COSC Chair Member
Hon. Antonio Riojas, Jr.
Judge

Tucson Municipal Court

LJC Chair Member

Michael K. Jeanes
Clerk of the Court

Superior Court in
Maricopa County
Mr. Gary Krcmarik
Court Administrator

Superior Court in
Coconino County

Not Pictured
Mr. Richard Platt
President

State Bar of Arizona

Ms. Athia Hardt

Public Member
Ms. Emily Johnston

Public Member
Ms. Janet Regner

Public Member
Mr. Jack B. Jewett

Public Member
Mr. Jim Bruner

Public Member
Mr. Mike Hellon

Public Member
Ms. Yvonne R. Hunter

Public Member
Mr. William J. Mangold Jr., M.D.

Public Member
Mr. Victor Flores

Public Member

Not Pictured

Mr. George Weisz

Public Member
Mr. Mike Baumstark
Deputy Director

Arizona Supreme Court

AJC Staff
Ms. Lorraine Smith

AJC Staff

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