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.

The Superior Court offers a number of programs for students and adults interested in learning more about the court and the criminal justice system.

Speakers' Bureau

Courthouse Experience

Press Releases 

  • May 9, 2022: Judicial Branch Celebrates Law Day at the State Capitol
  • May 9, 2022: Dental Program for Justice-Involved Youth Receives Award
  • May 4, 2022: Juvenile Probation Offers $3,000 Sign-On Incentive for Detention Officers
  • April 27, 2022: Judicial Branch in Maricopa County Recognizes ‘Law Day’
  • April 27, 2022: Maricopa County Superior Court Celebrates Jury Appreciation Week
  • April 19, 2022: Maricopa County Judicial Branch Offering Parental Leave
  • April 5, 2022: CASA of Maricopa County Focuses on Advocating for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • March 30, 2022: Superior Court Seeking College Students Interested in Language Intern Program
  • March 29, 2022: Adult Probation Department Launches Justice-Involved Women Initiative
  • March 16, 2022: AmeriCorps Week Helps Highlight Member Contributions to Judicial Branch
  • March 14, 2022: Superior Court's Legal Extern Program Now Accepting Applications
  • March 14, 2022: Superior Court Offers Veterans a Second Chance at StandDown
  • March 2, 2022Maricopa County Adult Probation Department Celebrates 50th Anniversary
  • Feb. 14, 2022Hope Closets Help Clothe Youth Being Released from Detention
  • Feb. 9, 2022Judicial Branch Celebrates National Court Reporters Week
  • Feb. 5, 2022Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz Killed in Traffic Collision
  • Jan. 27, 2022Family Treatment Court Promotes Family Reunification
  • Jan. 24, 2022Virtual Court Expanded for In-Custody Defendants
  • Dec. 14, 2021Adult Probation Department Celebrates 26th year of giving back
  • Nov. 22, 2021: Court Celebrates National Adoption Day with In-Person Event
  • Nov. 8, 2021: Education Program Aims to Reach Justice-Involved and In-Need Adults
  • Oct. 27, 2021: Virtual Life Skills and Internal Strength Classes Offered for Youth
  • Oct. 18, 2021Domestic Violence Victims Find Support Through Superior Court
  • Oct. 4, 2021Some Maricopa County Court Cases Streaming Online
  • Aug. 30, 2021: Court sees influx of petitioners filing for Prop. 207 expungements
  • Aug. 18, 2021Music Program in Juvenile Detention Helps Youth Succeed
  • Aug. 3, 2021: Restoring Civil Rights is a Self-Serve Process with Maricopa County Superior Court
  • July 21, 2021: Drug Court Programs Receive National Acclaim
  • July 19, 2021: Probation Week Recognizes Officers’ Role in Public Safety
  • July 14, 2021Court Expands Public Access to Facilities
  • June 29, 2021: Law Library Resource Center Accepting In-Person Appointments beginning July 1
  • May 3, 2021Superior Court Honors Jurors

Media Coverage of Court Operations

May 12, 2022: KTAR covers Juvenile Probation's Smiles of Hope Program

April 7, 2022: Prensa Arizona - Adult Probation Department provides assistance for justice-involved women who faced traumatic situations

May 5, 2022:
Maricopa County Recognizes Juror Appreciation Week

April 6, 2022: 'Arizona Horizon' discusses Adult Probation Evolution Over Past 50 Years
April 4, 2022:
 Grabowsky: Be a caring adult for kids in need - Volunteer as a CASA 

April 4, 2022: Maricopa County's probation department launches trauma-informed training for officers 

April 4, 2022: KTAR News speaks to Chief Probation Officer Michael Cimino about the Justice-Involved Women Initiative

April 4, 2022: Maricopa County judicial officials seek interpreter and translator interns

April 1, 2022: Volunteers wanted to advocate for Arizona kids in foster care

March 3, 2022Probation Programs Implemented in Maricopa County Celebrate 50 Years

Feb. 18, 2022‘CourtConnect’ keeps wheels of justice rolling in Arizona

Feb. 17, 2022: Local Radio Show 'La Hora del Cafecito de Conecta Arizona', interviews Alejandro Lopez about 'The Hope Closet' program

Feb. 14, 2022: Fox 10's Marc Martinez talks about the Superior Court's Family Treatment Court

Feb. 9, 2022Courthouses Boost Audiovisual Capabilities for Virtual Hearings

Feb. 8, 2022Colleague remembers Maricopa County Judge Rosa Mroz as a good friend, respected jurist

Feb. 7, 2022Maricopa County judge fatally hit by car is remembered as 'pillar of the legal community'

Feb. 7, 2022: 'She was a breath of knowledge': Maricopa County judge leaves behind lasting legacy

Feb. 7, 2022Colleagues remember Maricopa County judge who died after getting struck by car in Phoenix

Feb. 5, 2022: Maricopa County Superior Court judge dies after being hit by reported red light runner

Jan. 27, 2022Virtual sentencing hearings help keep court system moving during the pandemic

Nov. 22, 2021: National Adoption Day Video - Cronkite News

Nov. 19, 2021Valley family celebrating their newest family addition on National Adoption Day

Nov. 12, 2021: Cambian delincuencia por educación - Trade crime for education

Nov. 4, 2021: Delitos menores no son un juego

Oct. 21, 2021Maricopa County's Law Library Resource Center helps victims of domestic violence

Oct. 5, 2021Maricopa County's court hearings can now be watched online

Sept. 5, 2021AZ Marijuana Expungement Forms Available From Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library

Sept. 1, 2021Law groups help Arizonans expunge marijuana charges from record

Sept. 1, 2021Maricopa County Superior Court Grants 3,600 Marijuana Expungement Petitions

Sept. 1, 2021: Arizona Court Clears 3,600 Cannabis Clarges

Aug. 31, 2021Arizona Superior Court clears marijuana charges for thousands after Prop 207 passage 

Aug. 31, 2021Music program aimed at helping kids stay out of juvenile detention

Aug. 30, 2021: Arizona Superior Court Sees Influx of People Filing to Clear Marijuana Convictions

July 29, 2021: Maricopa County drug court programs help change lives 

July 29, 2021: Peoria woman overcomes addiction through Maricopa County drug court

July 19, 2021Full Public Access To Maricopa County Courts Starts Monday

July 14, 2021Maricopa County Courts Expand Public Access To Facilities

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

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"

Judicial Retirements

Click here to view recent retirements of Judges and Court Commissioners.

 A Reporter's Guide to Covering a Criminal Case

Click here to view a quick overview of how to cover a criminal proceeding, from arrest to sentencing in the Maricopa County Superior Court.


Media Information

News media representatives can read about ground rules and request to document court proceedings by completing a Courtroom Camera Request


View information brochures pertaining to the Court, or check out a list of our Annual Reports.


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