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Capital Case Oversight Committee

The Court established the Capital Case Oversight Committee by Administrative Order 2007-92 as a result of an unprecedented number of capital cases awaiting trial in Maricopa County. The Court directed the Oversight Committee to study and recommend measures to facilitate capital case reduction efforts, make recommendations for adequate notice to the Supreme Court to assist the Court in making the necessary modifications to its staffing levels and judicial assignments to ensure the timely processing of appeals, and develop recommendations for any formal policies deemed necessary.

By a series of subsequent administrative orders, this Court extended the Oversight Committee’s terms. Most recently, Administrative Order 2022-05 extended the Oversite Committee’s term to December 31, 2025 and directed the Committee to continue to identify issues affecting the administration of capital cases and propose recommendations to improve the judicial administration of these cases.

The Committee will submit a report to the Arizona Judicial Council at its December 2025 meeting, or sooner if the Chair deems it appropriate.

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General Public

You may attend the meetings in person or by conference call. If joining by conference call, please ensure that your telephone is muted. Do not place the call on hold. The “Call to the Public” portion of the agenda is provided for public comment and may occur at any time during the meeting, at the Chair's discretion. Each public comment is limited to 3 minutes.
Call to the Public

You may address the committee by submitting (1) your name, (2) who you are representing, and (3) subject you wish to speak about by email, a week prior to the meeting. The Chair will call the name of each person when it is time to speak. Please listen to those who go before you and try to avoid repeating statements.


Contact Us
For general inquiries, please feel free to contact committee support staff at:
[email protected]
(602) 452-3931
Arizona Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington St., Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007