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Presiding Disciplinary Judge (Job 2423)

Department: Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge
Location Arizona Supreme Court

Presiding Disciplinary Judge

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Presiding Disciplinary Judge

Salary is equivalent to compensation of a superior court judge. Current salary is $149,382.60

February 22, 2021

All positions are open until filled.

The Arizona Supreme Court is accepting applications of qualified candidates for the full-time position of Presiding Disciplinary Judge (PDJ). This position is appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court and serves at the pleasure of the Court. 

The Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over formal attorney disciplinary, disability, and reinstatement proceedings pursuant to Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court and is responsible for the operations of the Office of Presiding Disciplinary Judge and the supervision of judicial staff.   Responsibilities of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge include imposing discipline on an attorney, transferring an attorney to disability inactive status, and serving as a member of a hearing panel in discipline, disability, and reinstatement proceedings, as provided in these rules. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge also ensures cases are processed in compliance with Court rules governing attorney discipline, disability, and reinstatement matters and the case processing timeframes established by the Supreme Court, issues orders, findings, or opinions concerning cases and legal matters, and oversees the management of the trial docket (calendar).

Applicants must be able to perform the duties of a judge, including to take testimony, make findings of fact, conclusions of law, and issue orders, based on the applicable law and Court rules; an active or judicial member of the State Bar of Arizona by the effective date of the appointment; have at least ten years of years of legal practice, Judicial experience, or related high-level work; Be of good moral character; and have excellent verbal and writing skills.

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the American Bar Association’s Standards for Imposing Lawyer Sanctions, previous trial experience, experience in case flow management, and ten or more years’ experience in prosecuting or defending attorney or judicial discipline matters.

Travel level: less than 5%

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Some positions may take 4-6 weeks to fill. Only applicants whose backgrounds most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to interview. Requests for a special accommodation to participate in the interview process should be made at the time you are contacted to schedule an interview. The Selection Process may include first and/or second round panel interviews. This is a Regular, Full-time, Exempt position.

The Arizona Supreme Court is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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