The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed Janet Johnson as Clerk of the Arizona Supreme Court. She has served as interim Clerk since the position was vacated earlier this year.
The Clerk of the Court is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Clerk’s Office, which supports the constitutional responsibilities of the Court’s appellate litigation functions, and its rule making and attorney discipline authority. The Clerk maintains the Court’s case files and disseminates the Court’s opinions, decisions, and orders.
“Janet is an excellent manager who has a broad understanding of Arizona’s justice system. She has worked for the courts on many projects, including assisting with e-filing and helping to create the court’s strategic agenda. She is a dedicated advocate for the work of the courts,” stated Chief Justice Rebecca Berch. “We are pleased to announce her appointment as Clerk.”
Before being appointed Clerk, Ms. Johnson served as the Director of the Court Services Division at the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts for nearly 12 years. As Court Services Division Director, she oversaw statewide services to the courts, including technical assistance, research and statistics, development of rules and procedures, staffing various Supreme Court and legislative committees, business automation support, court operational reviews, court ordered enforcement, and legislative analysis.
Before moving to Arizona, Johnson served as the Assistant Director of the Court Services Division at the Missouri Administrative Office of the Courts. Other previous experience in Missouri included service as a Chief Deputy Juvenile Officer and policy development for child protective services. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in planning and administration, and she is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
This position serves at the pleasure of the Court. For more information about the Arizona Supreme Court and Clerk of the Court, visit www.azcourts.gov/clerkofcourt/home.aspx.