THE NORTH VALLEY JUSTICE COURT IS TOO EXPENSIVE
It's expensive to file or defend yourself in a lawsuit in the North Valley Justice Court. It costs $101 to sue someone, and $68 just to respond if you're the one being sued. The court building isn't even in the North Valley precinct but is near the Spring Training stadium in Surprise; that's a 60-mile round trip if you live in Desert Hills and probably a day of missed work. Even if you're sued unjustly, there's plenty of pressure to just pay and get it over with. And that's without attorneys' fees. As the lowest-level courts in our system, the justice courts are supposed to encourage settlement of disputes without excessive attorneys' fees--this is why you can't sue someone in justice court for more than $10,000 and you aren't required to hire a lawyer. But our current justice of the peace makes it impossible to save money in a lawsuit because he favors deep-pocketed litigants represented by lawyers. In fact, the judge's improper awarding of attorneys' fees is the main reason his decisions are the most-overturned by the appeals court. Aimee won't rule against you just because you don't hire a lawyer (and she'll work to get a courtroom that's actually in our district).
THE NORTH VALLEY JUSTICE COURT IS UNFAIR
You can't get justice from a court that won't listen to you, and the current North Valley Justice of the Peace doesn't listen. Just last year, he was overturned by the appeals court for not allowing a defendant who had been found guilty of assault to argue that she had gotten bad legal advice. To be clear, he didn't rule that she had received good legal counsel; instead, he didn't even let her make her argument. The same thing happened to Aimee when she was sued in the North Valley Justice Court; the judge didn't let her make any arguments and the case ended up overturned on appeal. Other litigants who have filed ethics complaints against the North Valley Justice of the Peace have said that he doesn't hear them out. Aimee will make sure that everyone gets a fair hearing in the North Valley Justice Court.