12-120.01. Qualifications of judges; terms; ballots; vacancies
A. A judge of the court of appeals shall be:
1. Not less than thirty years of age.
2. Of good moral character.
3. A qualified elector of the county of his residence, and a resident of such county for not less than three years next preceding taking office.
4. A resident of the division in which he is elected.
5. Admitted to the practice of law in the state of Arizona for not less than five years next preceding taking office.
6. A resident of Arizona for not less than five years next preceding taking office.
B. Except for the initial term, each judge shall hold office for a term of six years to commence on the first Monday in January following his retention election and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Each judge shall be appointed by the governor and serve an initial term pursuant to article VI, section 37, Constitution of Arizona.