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Judge James BEENE
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2016 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 6/2012 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2009 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Work History:
2005 - 2009:  Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office 
1999 - 2005:  Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General's Office 
1997 - 1999:  Prosecutor, Peoria City Prosecutor’s Office 
1995 - 1997:  Chief Counsel, Residential Utility Consumers Office 
1992 - 1995:  Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office 
Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1988, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Juris Doctor, 1991, University of Arizona College of Law
Committees/Associations:
  • Member - Arizona State Bar Committee on Criminal Jury Instructions, 2002 - 2011
  • Arizona State Bar Committee on Criminal Practice and Procedure
  • Member - Town of Gilbert Planning and Zoning Commission 1999 - 2005
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