Arizona Revised Statutes § 22-506 Hearing Officers

22-506. Hearing officers

A. The presiding judge of the superior court in the county may appoint hearing officers for small claims divisions upon recommendation of the justice of the peace.

B. A hearing officer shall be of good moral character and shall be a qualified elector and resident of this state.

C. A hearing officer may serve in any justice of the peace precinct within the county in which he is a resident.

D. A hearing officer shall serve without pay.

E. Special hearing officers may be appointed pursuant to subsection A to hear only mobile home park landlord-tenant controversies arising under title 33, chapter 11 or under the rental agreement between such parties.

F. While acting as a hearing officer for small claims, a hearing officer has the same powers as a justice of the peace.

G. If any party objects to the hearing officer prior to the hearing date, that party's case shall be referred to the justice of the peace of that precinct.

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