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Arizona Supreme Court Justices to stop in Yuma County

YUMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona Supreme Court announced that Chief Justice Robert Brutinel and Vice Chief Justice Ann Scott Timmer arrived in Yuma County Tuesday.

In a press release, this is part of their ongoing Strategic Agenda Tour across the state of Arizona, with the purpose of providing updates to the superior courts "in all 15 counties of Arizona" regarding Brutinel's strategic agenda, "Justice for the Future."

With Chief Justice Robert Brutinel is to leave his position on July first and Vice Chief Ann Scott Timmer taking over right away, they wanted to do a hello/goodbye tour throughout counties in Arizona.

"I suppose in some sense to say goodbye and I asked Justice Timmer if she would like to do the same thing and and happily she said she would so we’ve been going on this tour which again I think we’ve taken to calling it, 'You say goodbye, I say hello' Tour," said Arizona Chief Justice Robert Brutinel.

On Tuesday, they stopped in Yuma, where Arizona Vice Chief Justice Timmer has some familiarity with certain cases here.

"Before I was on the supreme court I was on our court of appeals for 12 years and as division one of our court of appeals which covers Yuma so I saw many more cases from Yuma at the court of appeals than I saw at the Supreme Court and you saw everything," said Arizona Vice Chief Justice Timmer.

Arizona Vice Chief Timmer explains how she is worried about the public’s lack of trust in federal and state institutions.

She says according to statistics and surveys from the National Senate for State Courts people's trust in these two have been dropping.

"In the coming years one of the focuses that I will have is how do I…how do we shore up that trust and part of that is trying to get the attention of people to educate them on the courts," said Arizona Vice Chief Justice Timmer.

Vice Chief Timmer will be the fourth women in Arizona history taking over as Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice.

The press release also mentions that Timmer will preview her strategic agenda, scheduled to launch in July of 2024.

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