Lady Justicia holding sword and scale bronze figurine with judge hammer on wooden table

The city of Glendale has opened a recruitment for the city judge, who is responsible for misdemeanor, criminal and civil traffic, zoning, orders of protection, and injunctions prohibiting harassment cases filed with the city court. 

They are responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court rules, state statutes, city ordinances and case law when presiding over bench and jury trials, pretrial conferences, arraignments and motions, and other hearings. 

A city judge is also responsible for imposing sentences commensurate to the offense and within the parameters allowed by law. 

The city council appoints this position to a two-year term, with opportunities for reappointment, and works under the direction of the presiding city judge. 

The position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law, admission to the Arizona State Bar and extensive legal experience. Judicial experience in a limited jurisdiction court is preferred.

The city provides a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Generous leave, including vacation, medical and holidays.

• Medical insurance.

• Dental insurance.

• Vision insurance.

• Life insurance.

• Arizona State Retirement System.

• Voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan.

The position is open until filled, with first review of applications to begin April 15. Candidates should provide a cover letter and comprehensive resume. More information and application material can be found at