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Commissioner Monica GARFINKEL
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Juvenile Department
Work History:
2009 - 2016:  Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court 
2004 - 2009:  Deputy Legal Defender, Office of the Legal Defender 
1999 - 2004:  Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office 
1987 - 1999:  Associate Attorney, David S. Rosenthal, P.C. 
1986 - 1987:  Associate Attorney, Cruse & Firetag 
Education:
  • J.D. with distinction, 1986, University of Arizona
  • B.A. with distinction and honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • Attorney Coach for Mock Trial Program, High School Teaching Program, The Courthouse Experience, American Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and Arizona Women Lawyers Association.
  • MCBA Committees on Professionalism and on Children, Attorney Generals Office workgroups on Confidentiality and Jury Instructions.
Community Involvement:
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • National Adoption Day Volunteer
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