Chief Justice Scott Bales has appointed the Honorable Charles W. Gurtler Jr. and the Honorable Rick Williams to serve as Judge Pro Tems in the Court of Appeals, Division One to aid and assist in the consideration and disposition of pending cases.   This work is in addition to the work that the Bullhead City based judges perform for Mohave County Superior Court.

Their appointment to the Court of Appeals is necessary due to the retirement of several current judges on the court.   Their assignment to review and rule on cases will help ensure the caseload of the Court remains current.    Both Judge Gurtler and Judge Williams look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Arizona in this capacity.

The experience and skills they have acquired while serving on the bench here in Mohave County will be a great benefit to them as they serve in this expanded role.