Meet The Justices

Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer

Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer photo

EDUCATION:
B.A., University of Arizona, 1982
J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 1985

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, 2012 – present
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I, 2000 – 2012
Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I, 2008 – 2011
   Vice Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I, 2006 – 2008
Private practice with Phoenix law firms 1985 – 2000 

HONORS AND AWARDS:
John Lancy Award, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law,  Law Journal, 2013
Treat Award, National College of Probate Judges, 2012
Arizona State Bar Award of Special Merit, co-recipient 2012
Recognized for contributions as a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association Task Force on  Recruitment and
    Retention of Women And Minorities, 2007
Recognized for contributions made as a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association regarding promotion of
    women within the legal community, 2004
Recognized for service as a member of the Board of Directors of Community Legal Services, 2000
Commended by the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives for outstanding services in the impeachment and
    subsequent conviction of Evan Mecham, Governor of Arizona, 1988

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Arizona State Bar Board of Governors, Supreme Court Liaison, 2012 – present
Appellate Time Standards Committee, 2012 – present
Glendale Judicial Advisory Board, Member, 2010 – present
International Association of Women Judges, 2010 – present
Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame Selection Committee, 2009 – present
American Bar Association Judicial Internship Program, Participant, 2007 – present
Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped, 2000 – present
   First Vice Chairman, 2004 – present
Arizona Judges Association, 2000 – present 
   President, 2006 – 2007
   Vice President, 2005 – 2006;
   Treasurer, 2003 – 2005
   Court of Appeals Representative, 2001 – 2003
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Education and Training, 2000 - present
   Chair, 2013 – present
   Vice Chair, 2006 – 2013 
National Association of Women Judges, 2000 – present (intermittent)
   Board of Directors, 2010 – present
Arizona Women Lawyers Association, 1990 – present
   State Advisory Board, 2011 – present  
   State Board of Directors, 1997 – 2011
   Maricopa County Steering Committee, 1994 – 1999
   President, 1998 – 1999
Arizona Supreme Court Probate Committee, Chair, 2010 – 2011
Council of Chief Judges of State Courts of Appeal, 2008 – 2012
   Vice President, 2011 – 2012
   Secretary-Treasurer, 2010 – 2011
   Education Committee Chair 2009 – 2010
Arizona Judicial Council, 2008 – 2011
Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Technology, 2008 – 2011
Arizona Supreme Court CourTools Committee, 2008 – 2011
Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law Minority Writing Program, Participant, 2008 – 2011
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Capital Case Task Force, 2007
   Appellate Subcommittee Chair
Arizona State Bar Task Force on Diversity in the Legal Profession, 2006
Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Minorities, 2002 – 2009
Arizona State Bar Convention Committee, 2002 – 2005
Maricopa County Bar Association Steering Committee for 2000 Recognition Dinner, 1999 – 2000
Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference, 1999 – 2000
Arizona State Bar Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, 1998 – 2004
Judicial Performance Review Conference Team, Lawyer Member, 1998
Maricopa County Bar Association Task Force on the Recruitment & Retention of Women & Minorities, 1998 – 2007
   Chair, 2003 – 2006
Board of Directors, Community Legal Services, 1998 – 2000
   Chair, Committee on Grant Writing, 2000
Volunteer Lawyers Advisory Board, 1998 – 2000
Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, 1995 – 2002
   Co-President, 2000 – 2001

PUBLICATIONS:

“Working Class – What Seasoned Attorneys Will Never Tell You,” Arizona Attorney, February 2008 (cover-featured article) http://myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/0208working3.pdf
“Diversity Lunches Answer the Real Questions,” Maricopa Lawyer, December 2004 http://maricopabar.org/associations/8668/files/MLDec04.pdf (p. 14)
“Alternative Work: Wave of the Future or Fast Track,” Arizona Attorney, May 2001 (co-author) http://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/altwork_501.pdf
“Preparing for Diversity,” Maricopa Lawyer, February 2001 (month approximate)