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Last Post 09 Jul 2015 01:58 PM by  bddMember
R-15-0027 Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court
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12 Jan 2015 01:35 PM


    Would amend the rule relating to court personnel and applicant records, implement Advisory Committee recommendation to Develop Policies for Retention, Destruction, and Access to Electronic Court Records, and update references to the judicial branch procurement code

    David K. Byers, Administrative Director
    Administrative Office of the Courts
    1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 411
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 452-3301

    Filed January 12, 2015.

    Modified comment period granted:

    April 27, 2015 - First round of comments due
    May 20, 2015 - Amended petition due
    June 15, 2015 - Second round of comments due
    July 13, 2015 - Petitioner's reply to comments due

    ADOPTED as modified, effective January 1, 2016.

    11 Feb 2015 12:13 PM
    I am concerned that the proposed change to applicant records access (123(e)(2)) could lead to more litigation. If the amendment is adopted, an unsuccessful candidate for a court job who believes that he or she was the victim of some kind of discriminatory hiring decision might be forced to file a lawsuit to gain access to even the most basic information in the recruitment file. Although it may be a good policy to deny access to the general public to such files, the court should consider making a limited exception for the applicants themselves to get some discrete and basic information (e.g. who was on a hiring committee) to avoid unnecessary litigation.

    Richard E. Gordon
    Judge of the Superior Court in Pima County
    2225 E. Ajo Way
    Tucson, AZ 85713
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    Posts:7 New Member

    09 Jul 2015 01:58 PM
    Petitioner's Reply, submitted on behalf of:
    Dave K. Byers
    Administrative Office of the Courts
    1501 W Washington, Ste. 411
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 452-3301

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