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Arizona Attorney Suspended for Client Abandonment

Sedona AZ (January 7, 2019) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered that Phoenix attorney Christopher S. Short be suspended for two years after abandoning clients and failing to comply with the State Bar of Arizona investigation. Short was paid a flat fee by his client to resolve an informal probate of an estate. During representation, he told his client to find another... 

Tempe Judge Disbarment Stems from Domestic Violence Felony

Sedona AZ (January 6, 2019) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order accepting a consent to disbarment for suspended member Thomas J. Robinson of Tempe. The disciplinary action is a result of criminal activity including a Class 3 Felony Aggravated Assault and a Domestic Violence Offense after pleading guilty to stabbing his wife. Robinson was sentenced to... 

Coconino County Voters Approve Merit Selection of Judges

Coconino County in relationship to other Arizona state counties. Sedona AZ (November 26, 2018) – On November 6, 2018, Coconino County’s voters adopted merit selection to replace the direct election of superior court judges. Going forward, candidates for superior court judge vacancies will apply to a sixteen-person commission, which will nominate qualified candidates based on their merit and submit... 

Arizona Attorney Disbarment Stems from Criminal Activity

Sedona AZ (October 25, 2018) – The Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Arizona Supreme Court has issued an order accepting a consent to disbarment for suspended member Craighton T. Boates of New River, AZ. The disciplinary action results from criminal activity. Boates entered a guilty plea of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, a Class D Felony for defrauding the Small Business Administration. Boates... 

Review Commission to Vote on Justices and Judges Performances

Sedona AZ (June 13, 2016) – The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review will meet at 1:00 p.m. in the San Pedro Room of the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, on Friday, June 24, to vote on whether 70 justices and judges scheduled to be listed on the 2016 general election ballot “Meet” or “Do Not Meet” judicial performance standards. The public is invited to attend the meeting. Established... 

Access to Justice

Sedona AZ (August 21, 2014) – Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Scott Bales announced the formation of the 18-member Commission on Access to Justice. The Commission will be chaired by Lawrence F. Winthrop, Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals Judge and former president of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education. “Promoting Access to Justice” is the first of five... 
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