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Commissioner Virginia Richter
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: 06/2010 to present - Criminal
Assignment History:
  • 06/2008 - 06/2010 - Criminal - Initial Appearance Court
  • 06/2007 - 06/2008 - Civil, Probate and Family
  • 06/2006 - 06/2007 - Criminal - Initial Pretrial Conference
  • 09/2003 - 06/2006 - Criminal - Probation Violation Center
  • 04/2003 - 09/2003 - Criminal - Early Disposition Court
  • 07/2002 - 04/2003 - Criminal - Initial Appearance Court
Work History:
  • 2002 - Present - Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 1998 - 2002 - Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office
  • 1981 - 1988 - Associate, Smith & Feola, P.C.
  • 1980 - 1981 - Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Phoenix
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, Arizona State University (1980)
  • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University (1976)
Committees/Associations:
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Sentencing and Probation Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Specialty Courts Committee
  • Arizona Judges Association
  • Member, Past Chair and Executive Council Member, Juvenile Law Section, Arizona State Bar
  • Past Chair, Maricopa County Juvenile Practice Committee
  • Past member, Arizona Attorney General's Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team
  • Past member, Appellate Advocacy Section, Arizona State Bar
  • Interagency Child Review Task Force
  • Past member and Chairman, Protocol Subcommittee, State Child Fatality Review Team
  • Past member, Maricopa County Child Fatality Review Team
  • Member, Curriculum Development Committee, Arizona Center for Law Related Education and Arizona
  • Supreme Court, Series on "Rights of Juveniles, Past, Present and Future"
Community Involvement:
  • Volunteer Judge, Arizona High School Mock Trial Program, State and Regional Competition
  • Volunteer Judge, National Adoption Day
  • Volunteer Judge, Xavier Invitational Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer, Phoenix Child Crisis Nursery
  • Member, Xavier Mothers' Guild
  • Correspondence Secretary and Civics Co-Chair, 2006 Phoenix Honors Cotillion
  • Member, Brophy Mothers' Guild
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