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Employee of the Month

Successful leadership means taking the heat when things go wrong, and sharing the credit when things go right.

So it was only natural when Gena at our San Tan Justice Court deflected the praise heaped upon her recently.

Multiple co-workers nominated her for the CRAFT Award- our version of employee of the month. The CRAFT Award recognizes employees who go above and beyond in any of five categories:

  • Customer Service
  • Reliability
  • Attitude
  • Friendliness
  • Teamwork

For three months last year, Gena stepped up to perform not only her own job, but also her supervisor's when that person was out on leave.

Most of the nominations mentioned her reliability. As the staff gathered around to watch her receive the award, she turned the attention back on them.

“You're only as good as your team, you know? They make me what I am."

The smiles, cheers, and even tears told a greater story: you work well with a leader you trust, and who trusts you in return.

Thank you, Gena, for leading with trust!


Eviction News Conference

The Maricopa County Justice Courts brought leading voices together in the last week of March for a media event about evictions.

It's been an ongoing hot topic across the country since before the pandemic. We wanted the press to hear more than just raw data, and invited the following people to speak about their respective part in the eviction landscape: 

  • Hon. Anna Huberman, Maricopa County Presiding Justice of the Peace
  • Hon. Sharron Sauls, Kyrene Justice Court Justice of the Peace
  • Courtney LeVinus, Arizona MultiHousing Association CEO
  • Denise Holliday, Association of Landlord-Tenant Attorneys President
  • Pamela Bridge, Community Legal Services Litigation and Advocacy Director
  • April Jones, Arizona Department of Economic Security, Community Engagement Office

Want to listen in? Check the "MCJC JPT" podcast. A recording of the press conference is the March 28/29 episode.

Click for the podcast page


Free Legal Assistance

Various cities, law libraries, non-profits, or other advocates hold legal assistance events throughout the year. This is a partial listing: 

City of Phoenix: Landlord-Tenant Workshops

Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library: Legal Clinics

Coconino County Law Library: Free Legal Talks

Pima County: Free Law Clinics

Eviction Dashboard
New Cases Filed - March 2024


Cases Sealed - March 2024

1,289 and rising

Tenants Failure to Appear - March 2024


Average Judgment - 2024 year to date