Not everyone knows what a Justice of the Peace does...
A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IS A JUDGE.
These are typical cases handled in the Justice Court by J.P.'s:
~ Civil and Criminal Traffic violations
~ Landlord/Tenant issues
~ Domestic Violence cases
~ Orders of Protection
~ Civil lawsuits under $10,000
~ and more
In 7 years as your Arizona Senator, Paula Aboud was an award-winning LAWMAKER.
She studied, researched and heard testimony on hundreds of issues and
voted on thousands of laws that impact the lives of all Arizonans.
A Justice of the Peace administers those laws passed by the Arizona Legislature.
Did you know - more than 50% of all J.P.'s in Arizona are non-lawyers.
Arizona's constitution does not require any specific position, degree or training in order to serve as a J.P.
You only need to read and write English, be a registered voter and reside in the district.
Did you also know - only 2 out of 10 returning Justices of the Peace in Pima County are Women.
What else is important to know?
A respectful, calm demeanor is important for all Judges to exhibit.
Fairness and neutrality are also critical factors in creating a positive outcome for all who come before the JP's.
Also important are strong court room management skills.
As a former Lawmaker, Teacher, and Mediator, my skills fit perfectly with the role of Justice of the Peace.