The Judicial Advisory Board seeks out and encourages qualified individuals to apply for the office of City Judge or Presiding Judge, conducts investigations into the background and qualifications of candidates for new appointments, secures confidential input from litigants, lawyers, witnesses, victims, jurors and staff of the City Court, and submits recommendations for candidates for appointment or reappointment to the Mayor and City Council. (City Code Chapter 2, Art. 2, Sec. 2-31)
The Board is composed of six (6) persons, including the presiding judge of the Tempe Municipal Court who serves as a non-voting ex-officio member except for the reappointment of the presiding judge, the presiding judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, or designee, who shall also be a judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court; two active members in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona who shall reside in Tempe; and two public members who are residents of Tempe. No public member shall have been a party to any matters pending before any division of the Tempe Municipal Court for the five (5) years preceding their appointment. Members are appointed to a three-year term. Meetings are held as needed for the purpose of reviewing applications for appointment or to conduct a reappointment review.
To view current information and membership, click here.
To access agendas and minutes for meetings prior to 2012, visit the Archives.