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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Surprise Judge Dominguez awarded for excellence in judicial education

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On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the 2021 Arizona Judicial Conference, Surprise City Court Presiding Judge Louis Frank Dominguez was presented with the “2021 COJET Excellence in Education Award” from the Judicial College of Arizona, a standing committee of the Committee on Judicial Education and Training (COJET), for outstanding performance and dedicated service to the Arizona Courts in judicial education.

Judge Louis Frank Dominguez has facilitated education sessions on topics such as Judicial Ethics, Human Relations and Diversity, Judicial Demeanor, Jury Trials, and Victims’ Rights on behalf of the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona State Bar, the National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics, the American Bar Association, the National Judicial College, and other organizations.

He has served on numerous State Bar and Supreme Court committees; is a frequent speaker and presenter at seminars and other educational opportunities nationwide and statewide; and he has served on the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct since 2007 and as Chair since 2011. 

Judge Dominguez is a member of several organizations including the Arizona Judicial Council, the Arizona Supreme Court 2021 Judicial Conference Planning Committee, the Arizona Magistrates Association, and the Arizona Minority Judges Caucus. 

He also focuses on working with youth in the community and through leadership development as demonstrated by his commitment to the Surprise City Court Academy program that provides youth with an opportunity to participate in interactive career education in the field of Law and Government, among other programs.

Judge Dominguez received his B.A. in Psychology at Arizona State University and graduated from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He was appointed as the Presiding Judge for the Surprise City Court in 2013 and reappointed in June 2021 to a four-year term beginning July 1, 2021.

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