Specialty Courts Spotlight

The East Valley Regional Veterans Court joins other Maricopa County
problem-solving courts

“Our local veterans deserve a thoughtful but rigorous court experience that is sympathetic to their needs but sets them on a better path.  They served our country; we can do our part to assist when they need us," stated current Veterans' Court Judge and retired Brigadier General Gregg Maxon in a recent press release.

“The whole aim of any dedicated veterans court is to help improve their lives so they don’t re-offend and wind up back in jails and courtrooms.”  

The East Valley Regional Court now includes the Chandler Municipal Court, Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court, Fountain Hills Municipal Court, Gilbert Municipal Court, Paradise Valley Municipal Court, Scottsdale Municipal Court, and Tempe Municipal Court.  The Regional Court is located within the Tempe Municipal Court building.

These communities came together on November 9th, to celebrate.

Pictured here:
On November 9, Ms. Wanda Wright, Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, spoke about the East Valley Regional Veterans' Court with the Presiding Judges of Municipal Courts participating.

Judge John Hudson, Gilbert Municipal Court
Judge Kevin Kane, Tempe Municipal Court
Judge Joseph Olcavage, Scottsdale Municipal Court
Judge J. Tyrrell Taber, Paradise Valley Municipal Court
Judge Michael Traynor, Chandler Municipal Court

Retired Tempe Municipal Court Presiding Judge MaryAnne Majestic speaks to Municipal Court Presiding Judges and attendees.


Veterans’ Court Program
Welcome by the Honorable John Hudson, Gilbert Municipal Court. 
Guest Speakers Wanda Wright, Director of Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Honorable MaryAnne Majestic, Retired Presiding Judge, Tempe Municipal Court, the Honorable R. Gregg Maxon, Judge Pro Tem, Regional Veterans’ Court, and Mr. Christopher Bilandzija, Graduate of Regional Veterans’ Court.
Remarks by Councilmember Rick Heumann, City of Chandler and Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage, City of Tempe