Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Beene has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced his appointment of Beene to the appeals court on Monday morning.
Beene served as a Superior Court judge for seven years and worked previously for the Maricopa County Attorney’s office and Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Ducey says Beene has a strong record as a judge and brings a range of experience to his new job.
Beene was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Maurice Portley.