Governor Jan Brewer today appointed Megan Spielman as the Superior Court Clerk of La Paz County.
“Megan’s background has equipped her with the managerial, organizational and research skills required of this position,” said Governor Brewer. “Equally important, her work on behalf of crime victims has provided her a keen ability to deal with all people, especially those dealing with the most difficult of circumstances. I am confident Megan will be a tremendous asset to the citizens of La Paz County.”
Ms. Spielman has been the Director of Victim Services for the La Paz County Attorney’s Office since 2009. In this role, she advocates on behalf of crime victims to ensure their rights are understood, upheld and protected.
In conjunction with this position, Ms. Spielman has completed more than 230 hours of specialized training and certification in Arizona law and compliance issues.
As Director, her responsibilities are multi-faceted, including: supervising, training and mentoring staff; authoring a Policy and Procedures Manual relating to victims’ rights for the County Attorney’s Office; working with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to standardize correspondence and post-conviction notification requests, ensuring compliance and protecting the rights of crime victims; and reconciling and resolving budget issues within her department.
Ms. Spielman has dedicated several years of service to her community. Currently, she volunteers for a crisis center, where she helps prepare meals for residents. She also has assisted with the Miss La Paz County Pageant, and has been involved with the Parker Rotary and Parker Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Spielman will replace outgoing La Paz County Superior Court Clerk Sheri Newman, whose retirement is effective June 30, 2013.