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How I spent my senior status

I was appointed to a state judicial position – Maricopa County AZ Superior Court Commissioner – in 1979, when I was 28, and have been a judicial officer of one stripe or another (Superior Court judge, federal magistrate judge, 9th Circuit judge) ever since. That’s 40 years on the bench. I’ve loved every minute of it (not counting court meetings), but when I became eligible for senior status in 2016, I decided I did not want to waste that unique opportunity. I don’t know of any other job, in or out of government, that allows a person to decide for himself how much he or she wants to continue to work, to draw full pay no matter what, to stay connected to colleagues and professional goings-on – and to still have plenty of time to pursue other interests.

2020 NAPCO Trial Court Leadership Conference

The Importance of Trust and Collaboration in Leading Trial Courts Historic Boston • Omni Parker HouseAugust 23 – 26, 2020 “Without trust we don’t truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.” –Stephen M.R. Covey The 5th Annual NAPCO Trial Court Leadership…

Everything you’d ever want to know about limited jurisdiction courts

Another name for limited jurisdiction courts is: municipal courts; district courts; mayor’s courts; justice courts; all the above. If you selected #5, you’re correct, but “all the above” is an incomplete answer. In all, there are 20 different names for limited jurisdiction courts nationwide. That fact is just one of many found in a new…