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PHOENIX -- Yavapai County Superior Court in northern Arizona now has a new judge.

Patricia Trebesch was appointed to the bench Monday by Gov. Jan Brewer.

She fills the vacancy created by Judge Kenton Jones' appointment to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Trebesch has been a Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore since 2011.

In that role, she presided over civil and domestic relations matters and was responsible for civil appeals from lower courts.

Trebesch previously worked for the Arizona Attorney General's Office. While there, she served on eight committees regarding issues including case management, open meetings and domestic violence from 1991 to 2011.

She was with the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office in 1987 to 1988.

Trebesch received both her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Arizona.

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