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Judge Jay POLK
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Probate Department Associate Presiding Judge
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 11/2011 
Location: Northeast Regional Court Center 
Work History:
2001 - 2011:  Attorney/Co-Founder, Barron & Polk, P.L.L.C. (Of counsel to DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., 2006-2011) 
2002 - 2011:  Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County 
1999 - 2011:  Arizona Licensed Fiduciary  
1999 - 2001:  Attorney, Arnold and Polk, P.C.  
1997 - 1999:  Associate, O’Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth & Beshears 
1994 - 1997:  Associate, Blunt & Associates, P.C 
1993 - 1994:  Law Clerk, Honorable E. G. Noyes, Jr., Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One 
1992 - 1993:  Law Clerk, Honorable Robert D. Myers , Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County 
Education:
  • J.D. , 1992, Arizona State University
  • A.B., 1989, University of Chicago
Committees/Associations:
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Recipient of the Eleanor ter Horst Award from the Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Recipient of the Arizona Fiduciaries Association’s Leadership Award
  • Recipient of the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys' 2011 Craig C. Gordon Outstanding Arizona Chapter Member Award
Community Involvement:
  • The Council For Jews With Special Needs, manager of Shalom House, LLC
  • A member of the Board of Directors of the Council For Jews With Special Needs between January 1998 and July 2007 and served as the organization’s president between January 2004 and July 2006.
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