Beginning in 2002, the Court of Appeals started its Connecting with the Community program to introduce high school students to Arizona’s appeal process. The court selects a case that is both interesting and appropriate for a teenage audience. Volunteer lawyers meet with the students prior to the oral argument to read the briefs, discuss the issues and learn about the functions of the Court of Appeals. On April 23, 2018, students from Verrado High School will attend oral argument in Brush & Nib, et al. v. City of Phoenix.
Nominees for Court of Appeals Announced
Court Leadership -- Division One judges have elected Samuel A. Thumma to serve as Chief Judge, and Peter B. Swann to serve as Vice Chief Judge, effective July 1, 2017.
Judge Patricia K. Norris of the Court of Appeals Division One has been awarded the James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award. The award will be presented during the State Bar Convention on June 16, 2017.
The Board of Governors presents this award to a judge whose career exemplifies the highest standards of judicial conduct for integrity and independence; who is knowledgeable of the law and faithful to it; who is unswayed by partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism; who is patient, dignified and courteous to all who appear before her; and who endeavors to improve the administration of justice and public understanding of, and respect for, the role of law in our society.
The FY2016 CourTools Report has been posted. Click here to review.
Division One has published its Annual Report—2015 The Year in Review. Click here to view.
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