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Historic Prescott Downtown Courthouse Relocates Public Entrances

Sep 25, 2014 — Due to the ongoing renovation of the exterior of the Prescott Courthouse, effective Monday, September 29, 2014, the East (Cortez St) side entrance of the courthouse will be completely closed off and inaccessible to the public. The main public entrance leading into the courthouse will be temporarily relocated to the 1st floor on the West (Montezuma St) side of the courthouse under the staircase. Only visitors with limited mobility or who are wheelchair bound will be allowed to use the ADA accessible entrance located under the stairwell on the South (Goodwin St) side of the courthouse. When exiting the building, the main exit will be located on the 2nd floor of the West side. Those on the first floor or with mobility issues can exit through the law library on the 1st floor of the South side. Signage will be placed around the building and plaza area to help direct visitors and employees. This temporary arrangement is expected to last until early November, when the entrances will be...    Read more...

PHONE SCAM ALERT

Jul 30, 2014 — PHONE SCAM ALERT! –SUSPECTS IMPERSONATING COURT OFFICERS/PROCESS SERVERS Over the last few days, suspects impersonating court officers have deluged the Prescott area with phone calls as part of an ongoing scam. One example occurred Monday involving a victim who received a call from a “process server” (suspect). The caller requested she confirm her address because two arrest warrants for failing to appear on a federal jury notice had been issued in her name. The suspect even identified a Prescott Superior Court Judge by name as the one who issued the warrants. The suspect demanded she arrange to pay the $1000 bond “right now.” The victim smartly questioned the validity of the call, did not comply, and verified with the local court that the call was a scam.     Read more...

Governor Jan Brewer Appoints Yavapai County Superior Court Judge

Dec 24, 2013 — PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today appointed Patricia Trebesch to the Yavapai County Superior Court. “Ms. Trebesch brings a diverse professional career, a longstanding passion for public service and a strong commitment to enforcing the rule of law,” said Governor Brewer. “Her judicial demeanor and extensive legal background will be a valuable asset to the court and the community.” Ms. Trebesch has been a Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore since 2011, a role in which she presides over civil and domestic relations matters and is responsible for civil appeals from lower courts. She previously worked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where she also served on eight committees regarding issues including case management, open meetings and domestic violence (1991-2011); was a research attorney with the Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee (1989-91); and served as an attorney with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office (1987-88). In these roles, she...    Read more...

MACKEY NAMED TO NEW TERM AS PRESIDING JUDGE

Oct 15, 2013 — PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court has appointed the Honorable David L. Mackey to a new three-year term as Presiding Judge in Yavapai County. Presiding Judge Mackey was appointed to the Superior Court in Yavapai County in 2001 and became Presiding Judge in 2011. Judge Mackey is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. He started his career in private practice until joining the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney before his appointment to the bench in 2001. Judge Mackey is Chairperson of the Committee on Superior Court that addresses issues impacting the Superior Courts throughout Arizona and is a member of the Arizona Judicial Council that serves as a board of directors for administrative issues impacting the entire state court system. Presiding Judges in Arizona take on extra duties and serve as the chief executive officer of the county courts, overseeing all aspects of court business. The Presiding Judge supervises case...    Read more...