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  • McDonald appointed to Juvenile Court bench

    One of Pima County’s newest judges was sworn in recently at an investiture ceremony at Pima County Superior Court. The Honorable Scott D. McDonald officially took his place among the other jurists on the Superior Court Bench on June 1.

    Presiding Superior Court Judge Kyle A. Bryson, Deputy General Counsel Anni Judge McDonaldFoster from Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, chief staff attorney Beth C. Beckmann with the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, and Barney M. Holtzman, a director at Fennemore Craig P.C., provided remarks at the ceremony. Retired Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Howard administered the oath to McDonald, who Gov. Ducey appointed to the bench in February.

    McDonald comes to the court from the law firm of Fennemore Craig, P.C., where he was a director specializing in commercial and business litigation and real estate law. Prior to that, he was a deputy attorney in the civil division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office and a judicial clerk with the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two.

    McDonald is a member of the board of directors for the Tucson Children’s Museum, served on the executive committee of the Federal Bar Association and the board of directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

    McDonald, who will serve on the Juvenile bench, holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and ecology from Emory University, a master’s degree from State University of New York in cultural and applied anthropology and earned his law degree Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Arizona, in 2004.
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