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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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0 Replies and 115 Views R-17-0047 Terminology Section, Rules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct   Started by  forpubliccomment Advay Mengle PO Box 390817 Mountain View, CA 94039 The petition would amend the Rules of the Commission Terminology Section. Filed September 15, 2017 COMMENTS ON THIS PETITION ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED.
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15 Sep 2017 03:07 PM
0 Replies and 1878 Views R-17-0045 Rule 7d(2)(B), Rules of Procedure for Appellate & Trial Court Appointments et al   Started by  Linda Koschney Jack Levine SBN 001637 777 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Ph: 602-395-9000 E:mail: This petition would amend various rules concerning the merit selection, evaluation, and retention of judges. It would require (1) written examination of judicial applicants' knowledge of Arizona law; (2) retention of negative comments about judicial applicants; and (3) that once appointed, judges have permanent assignment to a division that close...
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10 Jul 2017 08:46 AM
0 Replies and 1920 Views R-17-0044 Rule 43, Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Linda Koschney Jack Levine SBN 001637 777 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Ph: 602-395-9000 E:mail: Would amend Rule 43, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court to encourage overdraft protection for client trust accounts; set procedures for rectifying overdrafts and giving notice to the state bar of failure to rectify overdrafts; and to require lawyers to leave untouched client trust account deposits in excess of $5,000 for ten days to allow checks to...
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06 Jul 2017 12:55 PM
0 Replies and 2549 Views R-17-0043 PETITION FOR EXPEDITED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER PER RULE 28 (G) RE: SUPREME COURT RULE 123 PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE JUDICIAL RECORDS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA   Started by  Patricia Patricia L. Cummins 14715 S. Camino Tierra Del Rio Sahuarita, Arizona 85629 520.730.5650 Rule amendment would require under Rule of the Supreme Court 123(g) that court clerks afford equal remote electronic access to court records to both counsel and self-representing litigants, including in Family Law cases. Petitioner requests an emergency expedited amendment of Supreme Court Rule 123 which has been found to present an urgen...
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19 Jun 2017 09:53 PM
0 Replies and 51 Views Test Started by  Stephen F. McCarville Test
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02 May 2017 11:30 AM
0 Replies and 2643 Views R-17-0037 Petition to Repeal Order No. R-16-0041 or Amend Rule 7   Started by  Samantha DuMond Samantha K DuMond, Esq. DuMond Law PLLC Attorney for Arizona Bail Bondsmen Association 1006 W Adams Street Suite 101 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Fax: 602-803-4975 Email: State Bar No. 031072 This petition is to repeal order No R-16-0041 or amend the current rule 7 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure based upon the new rules being in direct conflict with the Arizona Revised Statutes and being implemented in violation of the Arizona Constitution....
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25 Apr 2017 03:41 PM
0 Replies and 2840 Views R-17-0035 Rule 49(a)(2)(C)(ii) of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Mark Harrison Mark I. Harrison Osborn Maledon, P.A. 2929 N. Central Avenue, 21st Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (602) 640-9324 fax: (602) 640-9050 Bar No. 001226 The proposed rule is intended to remove the unintended punitive effect on respondents of the current rule which requires posting of probation on the State Bar website for five years. Filed April 3, 2017 COMMENTS ON THIS PETITION ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED.
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03 Apr 2017 04:45 PM
0 Replies and 2956 Views R-17-0033 Petition to Amend Rule 113(i), Arizona Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure   Started by  Colin Oglesbee Petition to Amend Rule 113(i), Arizona Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure Would amend time for service in Justice Court Civil cases from 120 days to 90 days, to conform with Rule 4(i), Arizona Civil Rules of Procedure Rule used in Superior Court Civil cases. Petitioner: Colin Oglesbee Pima County Consolidated Justice Court 240 N. Stone Tucson, AZ 85701 Telephone: (520) 724-9919 Facsimile: (520) 724-4404 Filed March 2, 2017 C...
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02 Mar 2017 11:46 AM
0 Replies and 2955 Views R-17-0031 Supreme Court Rules 31, 38 and 39 with Request for Late Filing   Started by  Jennifer Greene Hons. Ryan Andrews, Chair and Randall Howe, Vice Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum c/o AOC Legal Services 1501 W. Washington, Suite 414 (602) 452-3325 Filed February 23, 2017 Would allow tribal governments from other states seeking to exercise their rights under ICWA in Arizona child custody proceedings to avoid some pro hac vice appearance requirements; to obtain special admission of out-of-state attorney...
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23 Feb 2017 04:16 PM
0 Replies and 2862 Views R-17-0032 Rule 8.4, Rule 42, Ethics Rules   Started by  Dianne Post Dianne Post Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild 1826 E Willetta St. Phoenix, AZ 85006-3047 602 271 9019 Bar No. 006141 Filed February 23, 2017 Would amend ER 8.4 to add language adopted by the ABA in Model Rule 8.4 as it applies to non-discrimination. COMMENTS ON THIS PETITION ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED. 3/2/2017 Motion for Expedited ...
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23 Feb 2017 04:00 PM
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