Casa Grande Mayor McFarland and City Council on March 19 held a swearing-in ceremony for newly-appointed city judge, Dyani Juarez. After careful review by a judicial selection committee, Juarez was selected as one of three candidates who was interviewed at a Special City Council meeting on Feb. 20, at which time she was appointed to serve as the city judge.
Juarez possesses more than 20 years of experience working for the Arizona judiciary in various capacities, and has worked for the Casa Grande City Court since 2001. In her previous role, Juarez presided over thousands of cases reviewing civil traffic, domestic violence, DUI, shoplifting and assault offenses. She holds a variety of certifications recognizing her as a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management, Certified Court Executive, Certified Court Manager, Arizona Court Executive and an Arizona Court Manager.
Juarez holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in business/public administration from the University of Phoenix. She most recently served as the Court Administrator for the Casa Grande City Court, a position that she held since 2004.