Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has begun accepting applications to fill a vacancy that will occur through the upcoming retirement of Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn. An age 70 mandatory retirement law forces Judge Conn from the bench at the end of June.

Anyone eligible and interested has until close of business on Thursday, May 4 to submit an application for the Governor’s appointment deliberations.

“Applicants must be at least 30 years and less than 65 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to practice law in Arizona, a resident of Arizona for five years prior to taking office and a resident of Mohave County for at least one year prior to taking office,” a news release stated. “A copy of the application and instructions for applying can be downloaded at”

Judge Conn has served as judge of Division 3 for 32 years.