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Thousands of evictions loom as moratorium set to expire this month

Legal advocates are preparing for what could be a tsunami of evictions in the next few weeks when a temporary state ban on most evictions expires. But there is evidence that hundreds of evictions have been filed in violation of a federal ban in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read more»

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Pima court admin Lisa Royal resigns after judges vote 'no confidence'

Lisa Royal, who pleaded guilty to a DUI earlier this year, has resigned as the chief administrator of Pima County's Justice Court after judges voted last month that they had "no confidence" in her.... Read more»

Az governor orders evictions delayed due to CV-19 outbreak

Arizona renters undergoing hardships because of the coronavirus outbreak can't be evicted — at least not immediately, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered Tuesday. The governor ordered evictions be delayed for at least 120 days.... Read more»

Justice Court halting evictions & misdemeanor trials for CV-19 outbreak, but one judge won't go along

All possible criminal and civil cases in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts have been ordered to be delayed for at least a month, including criminal misdemeanors and eviction cases. But one justice of the peace is refusing to go along with the plan.... Read more»

Got (legal) issues? Warrant resolution court set for Thusday

The Pima County justices of the peace plan to provide additional warrant resolution services on Thursday to help people with pending legal issues get a fresh start on the New Year. ... Read more»

Judicial candidate Frisby's campaign raffles may be illegal

With a crowded field of candidates trying to be elected to the bench in Pima County, one candidate is rolling the dice with what an opponent calls illegal campaign fundraising. Priscilla Frisby's use of raffles to raise money for her race violates state law, Charlene Pesquiera said in a complaint.... Read more»4