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

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2 Replies and 10495 Views R-17-0011 Petition to Amend Rule 38, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  bcrmember Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 Acting General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would correct minor errors and clarify some ambiguities relating to in-house counsel registration with the State Bar. FILED 01/05/2017 Comments due May 22, 2017. ORDERED: Petition to Amend Rule 38, Arizona Rules of Supreme Court=ADOP...
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30 Jun 2017 04:18 PM
18 Replies and 7348 Views R-16-0042 Rule 34(b)(1)(D) and (f)(1)(B) Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0042 Rule 34(b)(1)(D) and (f)(1)(B) Would allow graduates with a Juris Doctor from an online law school approved by a federally recognized regional accreditor to apply to be admitted to practice law in Arizona. Concord Law School at Kaplan University Martin Pritikin (California SBN 210845) Dean and Vice President 10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 365 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Ph: (323) 533-0002 ...
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28 Jun 2017 02:15 PM
8 Replies and 6978 Views R-17-0022 Petition to Amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Gregory Falls Gregory W. Falls Sherman & Howard 201 East Washington Street, Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85004 (602) 240-3000 Fax: (602) 240-6600 gfallsshermanhoward.com 011206 Would amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court, to maintain the current mandatory membership requirement for all lawyers but (1) eliminate mandatory membership dues for non-regulatory functions and (2) allow voluntary contributions for all non...
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21 Jun 2017 11:12 AM
4 Replies and 4955 Views R-16-0047 Rule 38, Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Wm. E Morris Institute for Justice Ellen Sue Katz William E. Morris Institute for Justice 3707 North Seventh Street, Suite 220 Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 252-3432 eskatzqwestoffice.net AZ Bar. No. 012214 Would amend Rule 38, Rules of the Supreme Court, to simplify the requirements for registered in-house counsel to provide volunteer legal services through an approved legal services organization. ...
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22 May 2017 04:29 PM
3 Replies and 4810 Views R-17-0005 Petition to Amend Rule 50(b), Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  ceMember Mark D. Wilson, Director Certification and Licensing Division Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 104 Phoenix, Arizona 85007 602-452-3362 mawilsoncourts.az.gov Would amend Rule 50(b), Rules of the Supreme Court, to remove the two (2) consecutive three-year limitation on the appointment of members to the Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee. The Certification and Licensing Di...
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19 May 2017 11:02 AM
1 Replies and 4410 Views R-17-0008 Petition to Amend Rule 39, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  bcrmember Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 Acting General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Rule 39, Rules of the Supreme Court, to allow the State Bar to establish procedures for attorneys who are not members of the State Bar of Arizona to electronically file with the State Bar applications for fees for pro hac vice admission. FI...
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17 May 2017 03:49 PM
0 Replies and 4317 Views R-17-0029 Expedited Relief SC Rule 123 Equal Access to Justice   Started by  Martin Lynch SC Rule 28 (G) Petition for Expedited Relief SC Rule 123 is UnConstitutional The Civil Rights of 997,554 people of Pima County are now being denied per the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Everyone must be granted equal access to justice. Under Article 6 Sect 3 of the AZ Constitution the Chief Justice has the authority to sign an Administrative Order to correct these violations today, and is compelled by the US Constitution ...
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31 Jan 2017 03:28 PM
0 Replies and 4414 Views R-17-0012 Rule 94, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court   Started by  Aaron Nash Hon. Juan Pablo Guzman, President Arizona Association of Superior Court Clerks P.O. Box 1265 Nogales, AZ 85628 520-375-8133 nashacosc.maricopa.gov Would amend Rule 94, Rules of the Supreme Court, pertaining to the duties and requirements of the Clerks of the Superior Court to modernize the rule with current practice, to clarify and improve the processing of subpoenas, and to clarify that the docket is the list of documents filed into ...
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04 Jan 2017 08:59 AM
0 Replies and 4501 Views R-16-0045 Rule 42, ER 6.4, Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Martin Lynch Would amend ER 6.4 to require lawyers who represent themselves to be subject to the same ethical standards regarding conflicts of interest as their clients. R-16-00 December 11, 2016 Petition for Rule 28(G) Expedited Amendment of Supreme Court Rule 42. In Rule Change Forum R-16-0037 for ARFLP Rule 72 Special Masters, Attorneys Annette Burns and Barry Brody led a group of some 100 attorneys filing in opposition to prohibiting ...
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11 Dec 2016 10:23 PM
6 Replies and 7772 Views R-16-0029 Rules 31, Rules of the Supreme Court (Oath and Creed)   Started by  State Bar of Arizona R-16-0029 Petition to Amend the Oath of Admission to the Bar & Lawyer's Creed of Professionalism Would harmonize the Oath with the Arizona Loyalty Oath of Office and Rule 32(c)(3), Rules of the Supreme Court, and would emphasize additional areas in the Creed based on practical experience since the Creed was originally adopted Petitioner: John A. Furlong, Bar No. 018356 General Counsel, State Bar of A...
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by  Martin LynchJump to last post
10 Nov 2016 04:01 PM
1 Replies and 6621 Views R-16-0023 Rules 48(e), 58(d), 63(b), 64(f)(1) and 65, Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Linda Koschney R-16-0023 Petition to Amend Rules 48(e), 58(d), 63(b), 64(f)(1) and 65, Rules of the Supreme Court Would expedite the discipline process, clarify the disability process, and change the reinstatement process from recommendations by a hearing panel to decisions subject to appeal Petitioner: Hon. Lawrence F. Winthrop Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Commi...
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09 Aug 2016 01:59 PM
1 Replies and 5976 Views R-16-0015 Rule 36(e)(2), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Carol Mitchell R-16-0015 Petition to amend Rule 36, Rules of the Supreme Court Would permit an informal inquiry panel member to participate in a hearing regarding an applicant's qualifications for admission to the practice of law either in person or by telephone Petitioner: Carol Mitchell, Certification and Licensing Division Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 104 Phoenix, Arizona 85007 ...
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by  Carol MitchellJump to last post
12 Jul 2016 03:36 PM
19 Replies and 9441 Views R-16-0013 Rule 32, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  mmeltzer R-16-0013 Petition to Amend Rule 32 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Would amend provisions relating to the State Bar of Arizona's mission and governance Petitioner: Hon. Rebecca Berch (ret.) 1501 West Washington Street, Ste. 410, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 (602) 452-3242 mmeltzercourts.az.gov ...
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07 Jul 2016 01:47 PM
11 Replies and 6321 Views R-12-0002 Rule 34, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Anonymous R-12-0002 Petition to Amend Rule 34, Rules of the Supreme Court Would allow law students to take the Uniform Arizona bar examination in February of their third year of law school Petitioner: Sally Rider, on behalf of: Dean Lawrence Ponoroff University of Arizona James E. Rogers Colleg...
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by  Linda KoschneyJump to last post
28 Jun 2016 09:12 AM
9 Replies and 7950 Views R-16-0003 Rule 30, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0003 Petition to Amend Rule 30 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Would clarify that the official record of a court proceeding is the record of a court reporter who is either employed or contracted by the court or the audio recording of the proceeding Petitioner: Honorable Janet E. Barton Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County 125 W. Washington ...
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by  Patricia SchulerJump to last post
14 Jun 2016 01:10 PM
1 Replies and 5804 Views R-16-0001 Rule 122, Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Ellen Crowley R-16-0001 Petition to Amend Rule 122, Rules of the Supreme Court Would provide that Rule 122 applies only to 'proceedings,' as defined in Rule 122(b)(7), and not to access to public meetings, which is governed by A.R.S. § 38-431.01 Petition /s/ Martin Lynch ACR Member AFCC Member MCAFM Member FixFamilyCourts.com Nat...
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by  Martin LynchJump to last post
20 May 2016 07:15 PM
1 Replies and 5672 Views R-16-0014 Rules 35(d) and 36(f), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Carol Mitchell R-16-0014 Petition to Amend Rules 35 and 36, Rules of the Supreme Court Would provide for confidentiality of reports or records written by a licensed medical or psychological professional submitted in connection with a petition for review challenging a decision by the Committee on Examinations Petitioner: Carol Mitchell, Certification and Licensing Division Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washingt...
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by  Carol MitchellJump to last post
20 May 2016 03:37 PM
4 Replies and 6443 Views R-16-0027 ER 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  Patricia A. Sallen R-16-0027 Petition to Amend Ethical Rule 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Would address Arizona lawyers' ability to counsel and assist clients in legal matters expressly permissible under state law that nonetheless may violate federal law Petitioner: Patricia A. Sallen 3104 E. Camelback Road 541 Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-290-4841 psallenethicsatlaw.com ...
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by  Carol MitchellJump to last post
20 May 2016 03:32 PM
2 Replies and 5915 Views R-16-0004 Rule 32, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona   Started by  Patricia Schuler R-16-0004 Petition to Amend Rule 32 of the Rules of the Supreme Court Would allow retired judges who are on the call back list to provide judicial services to the court and who do not practice law to retain judicial status with the State Bar and pay the judicial rate for annual bar dues Petitioner: Honorable Janet E. Barton Presiding Judge Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County ...
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19 May 2016 02:06 PM
1 Replies and 5945 Views R-16-0011 ER 1.6(d), Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Cont.   Started by  Lisa M. Simpson and Lynette Scarry R-16-0011 Petition to amend ER 1.6(d), Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Would amend ER 1.6 (confidentiality of information) to provide that licensed Adoption Service Providers may disclose pertinent information regarding a birthmother to other Adoption Service Providers for the purpose of preventing or mitigating fraudulent birthparent activities Petitioner: Lisa M. Simpson, Esq. 3810 W. Happy Valley Road Suite ...
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12 May 2016 12:52 PM
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