WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDING JUDGE
On behalf of the Judges, Division Heads and staff of the Superior Court in Mohave County, please accept my warm welcome and wishes for successful employment as a member of our team of dedicated and motivated professionals.
The Superior Court is the State of Arizona's general jurisdiction Trial Court. Superior Court Judges hear all types of cases including; felony, misdemeanor, civil, domestic relations, juvenile, probate, guardianship, mental health and other matters. The Superior Court in and for the County of Mohave is comprised of six (6) numbered judicial divisions, each headed up by an elected Superior Court Judge, and two appointed Court Commissioners. In addition to these Courts, the Mohave County Superior Court includes the offices of Clerk of the Superior Court, a combined Adult and Juvenile Probation Department (including Juvenile Detention), and Superior Court Administration. Superior Court Administration is comprised of the Court Administrator’s Office, Court Security, Court Technology Services, Human Resources, Law Library, Conciliation Court, Juvenile Drug Court, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program, and Court Team Mental Health for Infants and Toddlers (0 – 5). The Superior Court has facilities in Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City. The Presiding Judge oversees and administers the Superior Court through elected and appointed Division Heads and also has oversight of the Justice and Municipal Courts within the County.
The mission of Courts of Mohave County is to uphold the laws of the land; to resolve disputes and legal matters and to serve the public in a fair, timely, consistent and professional manner. Our vision is to provide the highest quality of justice services and to achieve excellence in all we do by: 1) Being fair, accessible and responsive to the needs of the community; 2) Providing innovative, collaborative and technologically advanced service to the court’s users and partners; 3) Maintaining motivated, competent, and professional judges and staff; and 4) Acquiring safe, functional and quality facilities and work environments.
We strive to provide a work environment which is conducive to both personal and professional growth. We are pleased you have been selected to join our professional staff and look forward to a mutually beneficial association.
Honorable Charles W. Gurtler, Jr.
POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND RULES
Listed below are the Policies & Procedures along with the Merit Rules governing the workplace for the Superior Court in Mohave County. Employees are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies, procedures and rules affecting their employment. The policies, procedures and rules are effective on the date indicated at the top of each policy or rule. The Presiding Judge may approve changes to the policies, procedures and rules over time. Employees will be made aware of changes through the employee newsletter, by administrative order, memorandum or other means. Questions should be directed to Superior Court Human Resources at 928-718-4928.
Simply click on the Name of a Policy or Rule to read its contents.
JUDICIAL MERIT SYSTEM RULES
206. Certification and Selection of Eligibles
208. Promotion, Voluntary Demotion, Transfer, Reassignment, Reappointment and Detail
209. Probationary Period
5. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
502. Political Activity
503. Other Employment
505. Harassment Prohibited
506. Medical Evaluation Program
509. Education, Training and Required Education Credits
510. Use of Equipment and Vehicles
511. Business Travel Expenses
6. GRIEVANCE SYSTEM
602. General Grievances
603. Appeals from Alleged Discrimination, Dismissal, Demotion and Unpaid Suspension
7. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
702. Administrative Suspension and Special Observation
703. Types and Effective Date of Discipline: Pre-Disciplinary Meeting
801. Types of Separations
Note: The above underlined policies and rules are current and in-force. Those policies that are not underlined are in development.
MOHAVE COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
11-1 Mohave County Administrative Procedures ( Classification & Compensation Plan, Benefits + Leave Programs)
11-1 Voluntary Unpaid Furlough Program
11-1 Public Safety Supplemental Benefits Plan
11-3 Illness in the Workplace
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