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Pima County Superior Court gets 3 judges to fill vacancies

January 20, 2021 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County Superior Court is getting three new judges.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams and Gary Cohen to the court to fill some judicial vacancies.

The vacancies were created by the appointment of Judge John Hinderaker to the United States District Court, District of Arizona, and the retirement of judges Gus Aragón and Leslie Miller.

Sklar has been a commercial litigator since 2010 and has been serving since 2018 as a Pima County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, where he handles civil and family law related settlement conferences.

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Abrams has been serving since 2010 as a commissioner for the Pima County Superior Court. She’s currently on the juvenile bench and has previously served on the Family Law and Probate benches.

Cohen has practiced law since 1993. His current practice includes government defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, employment, and appellate matters.

He’s been serving as a Judge Pro Tem for Pima County Superior Court since 2004 as a mediator for civil cases.