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About the Superior Court Judge:

Each county in Arizona has at least one Superior Court Judge. The Superior Court acts as the court of appeals for municipal and justice courts. Superior Court judges serve four-year terms.

The Basics of the Superior Court Judge:

Each county in Arizona has at least one Superior Court Judge. The Superior Court acts as the court of appeals for municipal and justice courts. In addition to appeals from lower courts, the Superior Court generally rules on matters including but not limited to: property crimes, wills, naturalizations and divorces. Superior Court judges serve four-year terms.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the Superior Court Judge:

Each county in Arizona has at least one Superior Court Judge. In counties with more than one Superior Court judge (common among more populous counties), the county is divided into divisions where each Superior Court holds authority over that division. The Superior Court acts as the court of appeals for municipal and justice courts. In addition to appeals from lower courts, the Superior Court generally rules on matters including but not limited to: property crimes, wills, naturalizations and divorces. The Superior Court also has original jurisdiction where another court is not designated authority. Superior Court judges serve four-year terms. There are now more than 100 Arizona Superior Court judges, most of whom are in Maricopa and Pima counties.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.