Judicial Branch Communications

The Communications Office is responsible for the public communication from the Judicial Branch to the public, news media, community groups and other stakeholders. The office provides initial case information to news organizations, coordinates news cameras to be present in the Courtroom, updates the public on significant and high-profile cases, facilitates court tours for hundreds of local students each year, and maintains the Branch’s social media presence online.

**Click HERE to monitor any 2020 general election cases scheduled before the court**


COVID-19 Press Releases 

  • May 3, 2021Superior Court Honors Jurors
  • July 1, 2020Judicial Branch in Maricopa County Suspends Jury Trials through July 31, 2020
  • May 29, 2020: Maricopa County Superior Court Announces Transition Plan to Slowly Resume In-Person Operations; Requires Health Screening and Face Masks; Provides for Remote Access to Publicly Available Proceedings
  • March 24, 2020Maricopa Presiding Judge Further Restricts Superior Court Public Access During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • March 20, 2020: Maricopa Superior Court Traffic Reduced 40% Amid COVID-19 Concerns; Extends Suspension of Jury Service Through 4/17/20
  • March 16, 2020Judicial Branch Implements Temporary Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure Risk; Cancels New Jury Selection through March 30, 2020
  • March 13, 2020Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County Addresses COVID-19 Concerns

COVID-19 Media Coverage of Court Operations

June 12, 2020: "Called up for jury duty? Here's what it will be like under COVID-19" Lauren Castle, AZ Republic 

June 1, 2020Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty Gives Update on Court Operations during the Pandemic on KJZZ's "The Show"

March 25, 2020Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty Explains COVID-19 Court Operations on KJZZ's "The Show"


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