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Judge Joan SINCLAIR
Judge Joan SINCLAIR Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 8/2012 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Work History:
2006 - 2012:  Commissioner, Superior Court 
2003 - 2006:  Lawyer, Dodge, Anderson, Mableson, Steiner, Jones & Horowitz, Ltd.,, Phoenix, Arizona 
2002 - 2003:  Lawyer, Lawyer with Meagher & Geer , Scottsdale, Arizona 
2001 - 2002:  Law Clerk, Chief Justice Charles E. Jones, Arizona Supreme Court , Phoenix, Arizona 
1999 - 2001:  Staff Attorney, Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Program, Superior Court Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona 
1996 - 1999:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix, Arizona 
1995 - 1996:  Legal Intern, Office of the City Attorney-Criminal Division, Tucson, Arizona 
1989 - 1995:  Assistant Solicitor, Dekalb County Juvenile Court, Atlanta, Georgia 
1988 - 1989:  Assistant Regional Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia 
1987 - 1988:  Regional Staff Attorney, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Disability Litigation Unit, Atlanta, Georgia 
Education:
  • Bachelor or Arts, Magna Cum Laude, History, 1983, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York
  • Juris Doctor, 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • 1982, Abroad in Graz, Austria, Karl-Franzens Universit├Ąt
Committees/Associations:
  • Licensed in Arizona, Georgia and New York
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, 1998-2000
  • Past member, Arizona State Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Past member, Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Past membership chair, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court
  • Past member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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