||Superior Court of Arizona in Apache County
Honorable Michael Latham, Presiding Judge
|The superior court is the state’s general jurisdiction court. It is a single entity with locations in each county. Each county has at least one superior court judge. Michael Latham is the Presiding Superior Court Judge of Apache County, he was elected to this position in 2014.
|General power of superior court
The superior court, in addition to the powers conferred by constitution, rule or statute, may proceed according to the common law.
|Article VI § 14 of the Arizona Constitution
Superior court; original jurisdiction
Section 14. The superior court shall have original jurisdiction of:
- Cases and proceedings in which exclusive jurisdiction is not vested by law in another court.
- Cases of equity and at law which involve the title to or possession of real property, or the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, toll or municipal ordinance.
- Other cases in which the demand or value of property in controversy amounts to one thousand dollars or more, exclusive of interest and costs.
- Criminal cases amounting to felony, and cases of misdemeanor not otherwise provided for by law.
- Actions of forcible entry and detainer.
- Proceedings in insolvency.
- Actions to prevent or abate nuisance.
- Matters of probate.
- Divorce and for annulment of marriage.
- Naturalization and the issuance of papers therefor.
- Special cases and proceedings not otherwise provided for, and such other jurisdiction as may be provided by law.
Part-time superior court judge pro tempore position, 20-30 hours per week. Job responsibilities and qualifications are contained in Title 12, Articles 2 and 3, of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Application packet information and submission instructions can be found at the Apache County Human Resource’s website link – Judge Pro Tempore Position