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Commissioner Joan Sinclair
Commissioner Joan M. SINCLAIR Current Assignment: Juvenile Court
Assignment History:
  • 12/2007 - present - Juvenile Court
  • 07/2006 - 11/2007 - Criminal Court
Work History:
  • 07/2006 - Present - Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County
  • 11/2003 - 07/2006 - Lawyer with Dodge, Anderson, Mableson, Steiner, Jones & Horowitz, Ltd., Phoenix Arizona
  • 08/2002 - 11/2003 - Lawyer with Meagher & Geer, Scottsdale Arizona
  • 08/2001 - 08/2002 - Law Clerk, Chief Justice Charles E. Jones, Arizona Supreme Court, Phoenix Arizona
  • 01/1999 - 08/2001 - Staff Attorney, Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Program, Superior Court Maricopa County, Phoenix Arizona
  • 05/1996 - 01/1999 - Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix Arizona
  • 10/1995 - 01/1996 - Legal Intern, Office of the City Attorney-Criminal Division, Tucson Arizona
  • 03/1989 - 04/1995 - Assistant Solicitor, Dekalb County Juvenile Court, Atlanta Georgia
  • 03/1988 - 03/1989 - Assistant Regional Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Atlanta Georgia
  • 03/1987 - 03/1988 - Regional Staff Attorney, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Disability Litigation Unit, Atlanta Georgia
  • Licensed in Arizona, Georgia and New York
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
  • Bachelor or Arts Degree, Magna Cum Laude, History, 1983, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York
  • Junior Year Abroad in Graz, Austria, Karl-Franzens Universit├Ąt
Committees/Associations:
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, 1998-2000
  • Member, Arizona State Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Member, Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Membership Chair, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court
  • Past Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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