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Court seeks comment on finalists for judge

The Yavapai County Superior Court seeks public comments about the three finalists for the judge pro tem position that will become vacant when Judge Pro Tem Ralph M. Hess retires on Jan. 9, 2011.

Yavapai County Presiding Judge Robert M. Brutinel will consider comments from the public when deciding whether to appoint finalists Douglas C. Fitzpatrick, Patricia A. Trebesch or Anna C. Young to the position.

Brutinel plans to appoint the judge pro tem by the end of the year. The appointment is subject to Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approval.

Anonymous comments will not be considered, said Deborah Schaefer, court administrator. Include your name, phone number, and e-mail address with your comment so you can be contacted if further information is needed, Schaefer said.

E-mail comments to or mail them to the Superior Court in Yavapai County, Attn: Deborah Schaefer, Court Administrator, 120 S. Cortez, #410, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Written comments must be received by Dec. 15 to be considered.