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Judge Ruth H. HILLIARD
Judge Ruth H. HILLIARD Current Assignment: Family Department
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2003 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 5/1999 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Special Assignment 
Year: 11/1996 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 5/1996 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/1991 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/1988 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 1/1986 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 1/1985 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
1985 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1985 - 1985:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1977 - 1985:  Private practice , personal injury law, medical malpractice cases, appellate work, and general civil litigation 
Education:
  • J.D., 1977, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Bachelor’s degree, 1971, Connecticut College for Women
Committees/Associations:
  • Past member of the Superior Court Civil Study Committee
  • Past member, Superior Court Law Library Committee
  • Special Juror Stress Reduction Task Force
  • Chairperson of the Arizona State Bar Subcommittee on DUI Jury Instructions
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