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Code of Judicial Administration

The Arizona Constitution states, "The supreme court shall have administrative supervision over all the courts of the state." The Supreme Court adopts policies and procedures to guide municipal, justice of the peace, superior court and appellate courts throughout Arizona in conducting their administrative functions in a fair, efficient and fiscally responsible way.

The Code of Judicial Administration is a compilation of these policies and procedures for the administration of all Arizona courts.

Part 1 Judicial Branch Administration

Chapter 1. Leadership
Section 1-101 [Reserved]
Section 1-102 [Reserved]
Section 1-103 [Reserved]
Section 1-104 Judicial Council
Section 1-105 Committee on Superior Court
Section 1-106 Committee on Limited Jurisdiction Courts
Section 1-107 Commission on Minorities
Section 1-108 Committee on Judicial Education and Training
Section 1-109 Commission on Technology
Section 1-110 Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts
Section 1-111 Commission on Victims in the Courts

Chapter 2. Operations
Section 1-201 Administrative Code: Scope, Adoption, Amendment and Repeal
Section 1-202 Public Meetings
Section 1-203 [Reserved]
Section 1-204  Response to Claims, Summons and Subpoenas
Section 1-205 [Reserved]
Section 1-206 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Judicial Officers and Employees
Section 1-301 Equal Employment Opportunity
Section 1-302 Education and Training
Section 1-302 Education and Training (effective January 1, 2015)
Section 1-303 Code of Conduct
Section 1-304 [Reserved]
Section 1-305  Selection of Special Judicial Officers
Section 1-306 Tax Court Judges Pro Tempore and Commissioners
Section 1-307 Financial Disclosure
Section 1-308 [Reserved]
Section 1-309 [Reserved]

Chapter 4. Financial Administration
Section 1-401 Minimum Account Standards
Section 1-402Procurement

Chapter 5. Automation
Section 1-501 Court Automation Standards
Section 1-502 Arizona Judicial Information Network
Section 1-503 Electronic Communications
Section 1-504 Electronic Reproduction and Imaging of Court Records
Section 1-505 Enterprise Architecture Standards
Section 1-506 Filing and Management of Electronic Court Documents
Section 1-507 Protection of Electronic Case Records in Paperless Court Operations

Chapter 6. Records
Section 1-601 [Reserved]
Section 1-602 Digital Recording of Court Proceedings
Section 1-603 Transcript Procedures
Section 1-604 Remote Electronic Access to Case Records
Section 1-605 Requests for Bulk or Compiled Data
Section 1-606 Providing Case Record Access to Public Agencies or to Serve a Public Purpose

Chapter 7. Reports
Section 1-701 Statistical 
Section 1-702 Operational Reviews

Chapter 8. Intergovernmental Relations 
Section 1-801 State, Tribal and Federal Court Forum
Section 1-802 State - Federal Judicial Council


Part 2 Appellate Courts

Chapter 1. Supreme Court
Section 2-101 [Reserved]

Chapter 2. Court of Appeals
Section 2-201 [Reserved]
Section 2-202 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Administration
Section 2-301 Appellate Court Fees


Part 3 Superior Court

Chapter 1. Personnel
Section 3-101 [Reserved]
Section 3-102 [Reserved]
Section 3-103 [Reserved]

Chapter 2. Domestic Relations
Section 3-201 Expedited Hearing Plans 
Section 3-202 Parent Education Programs

Chapter 3. Probate Court
Section 3-301  Standards
Section 3-302  Forms and Probate Forms 1 Through 10
Section 3-303  Professional Services:  Statewide Fee Guidelines and Competitive Bids

Chapter 4. Administration
Section 3-401 Priority of Offender Payments
Section 3-402 Records Retention and Disposition
Section 3-403 Protecting Personal Information in Public Records
Section 3-404 Superior Court Fees


Part 4
Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Chapter 1. Justice Courts
Section 4-101 [Reserved]
Section 4-102 [Reserved]

Chapter 2. Municipal Courts
Section 4-201 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Administration
Section 4-301 Priority of Offender Payments
Section 4-302 Records Retention and Disposition
Section 4-303 Justice Court Fees


Part 5 Court Operations

Chapter 1. Funding
Section 5-101 [Reserved] 
Section 5-102 Judicial Collection Enhancement 
Section 5-103 Enhanced Collections
Section 5-104 Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Section 5-105 Public Defender Training 
Section 5-106 State Grand Jury 
Section 5-107 State Aid to Courts
Section 5-108 [Reserved] 
Section 5-109 Lengthy Trials
Section 5-110 Adoption and Safe Family Act Court Improvement Program
Section 5-111 Indigent Legal Representation Fund

Chapter 2. Programs and Standards
Section 5-201 Evidence-Based Pretrial Services
Section 5-202 [Reserved]
Section 5-203 Trial Jury Management 
Section 5-204 Administration of Victims' Rights 
Section 5-205 Collections 
Section 5-206 Fee Deferrals and Waivers
Section 5-206 Fee Deferrals and Waivers (September 1, 2014)
Section 5-207 Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment 
Section 5-208 Oper. Standards for Interactive Audiovisual Proceedings in Criminal Cases

Chapter 3. Forms


Part 6
Probation

Chapter 1. General Administration
Section 6-101 Administration of State Funded Probation Programs
Section 6-102 Financial Requirements 
Section 6-103 Victims' Rights Requirements for Probation Personnel 
Section 6-104 Probation Officer Certification and Training
Section 6-105  Powers and Duties of Officers  
Section 6-105.01 Powers and Duties of Officers Evidence Based Practices
Section 6-106 Personnel Practices 
Section 6-107 Safety Training
Section 6-108 [Reserved] 
Section 6-109 Community Restitution and Volunteer Insurance
Section 6-110  Offender Drug Testing 
Section 6-111 Vehicle Fleet Management
Section 6-112 Use of Force
Section 6-113 Firearms Standards
Section 6-114 Committee on Probation

Chapter 2. Adult Services
Section 6-201 Standard Probation
Section 6-201.01 Standard Probation Evidence Based Practices
Section 6-202 Adult Intensive Probation
Section 6-202.01 Adult Intensive Probation Evidence-Based Practices 
Section 6-203 Community Punishment Program 
Section 6-204 Interstate Compact Probation
Section 6-204.01 Interstate Compact Probation Evidence-Based Practices
Section 6-205  Drug Treatment and Education Fund 
Section 6-206 Adult Probation Services Fund, Probation Fees Account
Section 6-207 Uniform Conditions of Supervised Probation
Section 6-208 Use of Conducted Electrical Weapons
Section 6-209 Limited Jurisdiction Courts
Section 6-210 [Reserved]
Section 6-211 Intercounty Courtesy Transfers
Section 6-212 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Juvenile Services
Section 6-301 Juvenile Standard Probation
Section 6-301.01 Juvenile Standard Probation
Section 6-302 Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision
Section 6-302.01 Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision
Section 6-303 Committee on Juvenile Courts
Section 6-304 Commitment Guidelines
Section 6-305 [Reserved] 
Section 6-306 Juvenile Probation Services Fees 
Section 6-307Uniform Conditions of Supervised Juvenile Probation (Effective July 1, 2015)
Section 6-308 [Reserved] 
Section 6-309 Foster Care, Treatment and Education Payments 
Section 6-310 Family Counseling 
Section 6-311 Detention Operations


Part 7 Administrative Office of the Courts

Chapter 1. Dependent Children Services 
Section 7-101
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
Section 7-102 Foster Care Review 

Chapter 2. Certification and Licensing Programs
Section 7-201 General Requirements
Section 7-202 Fiduciaries 
Section 7-203 Confidential Intermediary
Section 7-204 Private Process Server 
Section 7-205 Defensive Driving
Section 7-206 Certified Reporter 
Section 7-206 Certified Reporter (effective September 15, 2014)
Section 7-208 Legal Document Preparer