Glendale opens recruitment process for City Judge

Posted 4/5/21

The city of Glendale has opened a recruitment for the position of City Judge.

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Glendale opens recruitment process for City Judge


The city of Glendale has opened a recruitment for the position of city judge.

The city judge is responsible for misdemeanor, criminal and civil traffic, zoning, orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment cases filed with the Glendale City Court.

They are responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court rules, state statutes, city ordinances, and case law when presiding over bench and jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arraignments and motions and other hearings. A City Judge is also responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by law.

This position is appointed by the City Council to a two-year term, with opportunities for reappointment and works under the direction of the Presiding City Judge.

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The position requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law, admission to the Arizona State Bar and extensive legal experience. Judicial experience in a limited jurisdiction court is preferred.

The city provides a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous leave, including vacation, medical and holidays.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Vision insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Arizona State Retirement System.
  • Voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan.

The position is open until filled, with first review of applications to begin Thursday, April 15. Candidates should provide a cover letter and comprehensive resume.

More information and application material available here.