Glendale is searching for a new top judge as Judge Elizabeth Finn, Arizona’s longest serving judge, is retiring after 40 years on the bench.
Glendale’s presiding judge provides direction and oversees work performed by city judges, judges pro tempore, court hearing officers, the court administrator and other staff. The position requires a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, admission to the Arizona State Bar and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the practice of law, including two years as a judge. The application deadline for the position is Friday, July 24. Find full job information and application material at governmentjobs.com/careers/glendaleaz .
Ms. Finn became a judge in Phoenix in 1979 and became Glendale’s presiding judge in 2002. In her time atop the Glendale courts, she started new specialty courts for domestic violence and mental health. Ms. Finn was inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame in 2015.