The Superior Court offers a number of programs for students and adults interested in learning more about
the court and the criminal justice system.
CourtTalk : Speakers Program
CourtTalk was created to educate and inform the community about the justice system. We will provide a
speaker to present thought-provoking and important information appropriate to your audience. Judges,
Commissioners and Court Administrators are available to speak to school groups, civic organizations, service
clubs or professional associations.
If you would like to request a speaker for your group, click here.
The View from the Bench Program
This unique program, sponsored by Maricopa County Superior Court, is designed to accomplish two important
goals: to open both institutional and individual lines of communication between judges and legislators
and to make significant strides in educating judges about the nuts and bolts of the legislative process
and educating the legislature about the day-to-day tasks undertaken by judges in our county. This program
is a wonderful opportunity to encourage ongoing communication between the judicial and legislative
Legislators receive a personal invitation from the Courthouse Experience Director to spend a day or half day
"shadowing" a judge on and off the bench. Legislators are given the opportunity to select the judge or court
facility they desire to visit. These visits are scheduled during the months of November, December and
January. During the months of January, February and March our judges reciprocate by "shadowing" legislators
during the legislative session. Our judges are also given the opportunity to select a legislator if they
The Courthouse Experience Program
An attorney will guide your students through the courthouse and explain courtroom procedures. During the
visit, students may sit in on court cases or trials. Click here for more information.