Guide to AZ Courts

How Arizona Courts are Organized

Judiciary Organizational Chart
2009 Data

Supreme Court
5 Justices, 6-year terms
Chief Justice, Vice Chief Justice
3 Associate Justices

Court of Appeals
22 Judges, 6-year terms

Division I, Phoenix
Chief Judge & 15 Associate Judges
Counties: Apache, Coconino, LaPaz,
Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai, Yuma
Division II, Tucson
Chief Judge & 5 Associate Judges
Counties: Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee,
Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz

Superior Court
174 Judges, 4-year terms
Presiding Judge in each county

Apache 1 Greenlee 1 Pima 30
Cochise 5 LaPaz 1 Pinal 9
Coconino 4 Maricopa 95 Santa Cruz 2
Gila 2 Mohave 6 Yavapai 7
Graham 1 Navajo 4 Yuma 6

In addition to the judicial positions listed above, there are approximately 97 full-time and part-time judges pro tempore, commissioners and hearing offi cers in the Superior Court.

Justice of the Peace Courts
87 Judges, 87 Precincts, 4-year terms

Apache 4 Mohave 5
Cochise 6 Navajo 6
Coconino 4 Pima 10
Gila 2 Pinal 8
Graham 2 Santa Cruz 2
Greenlee 2 Yavapai 5
LaPaz 3 Yuma 3
Maricopa 25

Municipal Courts
154 Full- and Part-time Judges, varying terms

Judges Courts Judges Courts
Apache 3 3 Mohave 5 4
Cochise 4 4 Navajo 4 4
Coconino 5 4 Pima 17 5
Gila 7 6 Pinal 9 9
Graham 3 3 Santa Cruz 2 2
Greenlee 1 1 Yavapai 12 9
LaPaz 2 2 Yuma 5 4
Maricopa 75 23