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NEW! The Court acted on many pending rule petitions at its August 29, 2017 Rules Agenda.  

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This website allows you to electronically file and monitor court rule petitions and comments and to view existing rules of court, recent amendments of those rules, and pending rule petitions and comments. Any visitor to this site may view posts on this website, but to post a petition or comment you must register and log in. To view instructions on how to register and how to file a petition or comment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. 
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1 Replies and 11508 Views R-17-0003 Petition to Amend Arizona Rules of Evidence 803(16) and 902   Started by  Mark Armstrong Mark W. Armstrong Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court Superior Court Judge (Ret.) 1501 W. Washington, Suite 415 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3387 Facsimile: (602) 452-3482 Samuel A. Thumma Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Vice Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals ...
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22 May 2017 03:21 PM
0 Replies and 4649 Views R-17-0004 Petition to Amend Arizona Rules of Evidence 801 and 804   Started by  Mark Armstrong Mark W. Armstrong Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court Superior Court Judge (Ret.) 1501 W. Washington, Suite 415 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3387 Facsimile: (602) 452-3482 Samuel A. Thumma Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Vice Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals ...
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06 Jan 2017 02:07 PM
2 Replies and 6571 Views R-14-0002 Petition to Amend Rules 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)-(8), Arizona Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-14-0002 Petition to Amend Rules 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)-(8), Arizona Rules of Evidence Would conform the Arizona rules to pending amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence Petitioners: Mark W. Armstrong Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court Superior Court Judge (Ret.) 1501 W. Washington, Suite 415 Phoenix, AZ ...
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20 Jun 2014 01:53 PM
2 Replies and 5915 Views R-12-0034 Arizona Rule of Evidence 803(10)   Started by  Anonymous Petition to Amend Arizona Rule of Evidence 803(10) Would align the rule with a proposed amendment to the federal rule, adopting a “notice-and-demand” procedure that would require production of the person who prepared a certificate stating the absence of a public record only if the defendant, after receiving notice from the state, makes a timely pretrial demand for production of the witness Petitioners: Mark W. Arm...
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by  SheilaPolkJump to last post
20 May 2013 12:59 PM
9 Replies and 5991 Views R-12-0029 Petition to Promulgate Rule 412, Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-12-0029 Petition to Promulgate Rule 412, Rules of Evidence Would provide for the admission of medical bills into evidence Jack Levine, Esq., Bar No. 001637 7501 North 16th Street, Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85020 602.395.9000 levine2005aol.com Filed June 20, 2012 Comments due May 21, 2013. ...
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by  domanicoJump to last post
17 May 2013 06:35 PM
1 Replies and 5769 Views R- 11-0039 Arizona Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-11-0039 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Evidence Would amend the Prefatory Comment to 2012 Amendments, and Rules 608, 609, 803 and 804, Arizona Rules of Evidence Petitioner: Mark W. Armstrong Staff Attorney, Arizona Supreme Court 1501 West Washington Street Phoeniz, AZ 85007 Phone: 602-452-3528 FAX: 602-452-3482 e-mail: marmstrongcourts....
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by  mlandaJump to last post
18 May 2012 06:43 PM
13 Replies and 6517 Views R-10-0035 Arizona Rules of Evidence; Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure   Started by  Anonymous R-10-0035 Petition to Amend the Arizona Rules of Evidence and Rule 17.4(f), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure Would amend the Arizona Rules of Evidence, as appropriate, to conform to the Federal Rules of Evidence and implement a conforming change to Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.4(f). Petitioner: Mark W. Armstrong Ad Hoc Committee on Rules of Evidence ...
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29 Jun 2011 06:13 PM
3 Replies and 5803 Views R-09-0022 Rule 412, Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-09-0022 Petition to Adopt Rule 412, Rules of Evidence WOULD ADD NEW RULE OF EVIDENCE REGARDING THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ADMISSION OF MEDICAL BILLS AND RECORDS Petitioner: Jack Levine, Esq. 7501 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 (602) 395-9000 SB No. 001637 Filed June 9, 2009. ...
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by  jflynn@tucsonlaw.comJump to last post
19 May 2010 08:28 PM
3 Replies and 5942 Views R-09-0009 RULE 804(b)(5), ARIZONA RULES OF EVIDENCE   Started by  Anonymous R-09-0009 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 804(b), ARIZONA RULES OF EVIDENCE WOULD ADD A NEW HEARSAY EXCEPTION WHEN THE DEFENDANT HAS DELIBERATELY ACTED TO MAKE THE DECLARANT WITNESS UNAVAILABLE FOR TRIAL Petitioner: ANDREW P. THOMAS MARICOPA COUNTY ATTORNEY (FIRM STATE BAR NO. 0003200) PHILIP J. MACDONNELL CHIEF DEPUTY COUNTY ATTORNE...
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by  covicJump to last post
20 May 2009 12:50 PM
1 Replies and 5806 Views R-08-0036 Petition to Amend Rules 703 and 705 of the Arizona Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-08-0036 PETITION TO AMEND RULES 703 AND 705, ARIZONA RULES OF EVIDENCE WOULD RECOGNIZE COURT'S DISCRETION NOT TO ALLOW AN EXPERT TO DISCLOSE TO THE JURY INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE EXPERT'S OPINION IS BASED, AND WOULD CLARIFY THAT THE RULE GOVERNS ONLY THE PRESENTATION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY DURING TRIAL, AND NOT THE OBLIGATION TO DISCLOSE THE BASES OF AN EXPERT'S OPINION PRIOR TO TRIAL. Petitioner: Jo...
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by  domanicoJump to last post
19 May 2009 07:49 PM
1 Replies and 5784 Views R-09-0004 Petition To Adopt Rule 502, Arizona Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-09-0004 PETITION TO ADOPT RULE 502, ARIZONA RULES OF EVIDENCE WOULD PROVIDE A PREDICTABLE, UNIFORM SET OF STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DISCLOSURE OF A COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION COVERED BY THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE OR WORK PRODUCT PROTECTION Petitioner: Patricia Lee Refo State Bar No. 017032 Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. One Arizona Center ...
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by  AZStateBarJump to last post
20 Apr 2009 05:54 PM
1 Replies and 6110 Views R-08-0035 Petition to Amend Rules 408 Arizona Rules of Evidence   Started by  Anonymous R-08-0035 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 408, ARIZONA RULES OF EVIDENCE WOULD INCORPORATE RECENT AMENDMENTS TO FED. R. EVID. 408 PROHIBITING THE USE OF SETTLEMENT OFFERS FOR IMPEACHMENT PURPOSES AND CLARIFYING THAT THE RULE 408 PROTECTION MAY NOT BE WAIVED UNILATERALLY TO ALLOW A PARTY TO OFFER INTO EVIDENCE HIS OR HER OWN SETTLEMENT OFFERS. Petitioner: John Furlong Bar No. 018356 General Cou...
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25 Feb 2009 05:27 PM
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