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Eric Silverberg
Court Administrator



Court Administration

The Mission of the Office of Court Administration:

To provide for timely, fair and unimpeded access to justice, adapting to change and providing best methods for the administration of the judicial branch of government, including strengthening relationships with other branches of government.


The Superior Court in Cochise County is a court of general jurisdiction in Arizona.  Superior Court judges hear all types of cases involving civil claims of $10,000 or more, felony cases, extraditions, mental health cases and matters pertaining to domestic relations: divorce, annulment, child support and probate (including guardianships).  The Juvenile Court is a division of the Superior Court and hears all matters concerning juvenile delinquency, dependency and adoptions. The Superior Court is also the appellate court for cases coming from limited jurisdiction (municipal and justice) courts in Cochise County.

Currently there are six Superior Court judges in Cochise County under the administrative supervision of the Presiding Judge, who is appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Four judges are located in Bisbee, Arizona.  Two judges, including the juvenile court judge, are located in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

The Office of Court Administration provides administrative and budgetary oversight and services to both the Superior Court and the six Justice Courts in Cochise County.  This office serves as the liaison between the judicial branch and the executive and legislative branches locally and on a state level.  Programs and services provided by Court Administration include:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Program (ADR)
Automation and Field Training
Case Management
Court Interpreters
Court Security
Family Conciliation Court
Judicial Human Resources Department
Law Library

The Office of Court Administration is located in the main courthouse in Bisbee, Arizona

P.O. Box 204
Bisbee, Arizona  85603