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Arizona judges are subject to the Code of Judicial Conduct approved by the Arizona Supreme Court in 1993. It follows the Model Code of Judicial Conduct adopted by the American Bar Association in 1990.

Administrative Orders. The Arizona 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.

Arizona Code of Judicial Administration. 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.

Arizona Court of Appeals - Division 1

Division 1 Opinions. View online opinions by category. For a complete official copy of the opinions, contact the Court of Appeals, Division One.

Arizona Court of Appeals - Division 2

Division 2 Opinions. Decisions posted here may not be final. A motion for reconsideration or petition for review may be pending. Counsel is responsible for determining the status of a case.

Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Search for A.R.S. keywords at the Arizona Legislature information service. Users may also view statutes by title or chapter number.

Arizona Rules of Court. The Arizona Supreme Court is responsible for making court rules. This site contains a list of amendments to the rules, along with rule change petitions currently pending before the Arizona Supreme Court.

Arizona Supreme Court

Arizona Supreme Court Opinions. Published opinions going back to 1998. Note: Only the bound volumes of Arizona Reports contain the final, official report of cases argued and determined in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the state of Arizona.

Capital Sentencing Guide was created by the staff attorneys of the Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Program to assist Arizona’s superior court judges in resolving capital sentencing matters. The Guide consists of two major parts: the aggravation and mitigation tables, and case summaries. The aggravation and mitigation tables list every Arizona Supreme Court opinion that discussed a particular aggravating or mitigating circumstance. The case summaries enable the reader to see, at a glance, the entire aggravating and mitigating circumstances in that specific case.

Criminal Code Sentencing Charts. These documents( listed by year) describe misdemeanors, fines, financial assessments, length of probation ranges, juvenile offenders, drug offense sentencing ranges, personal possession and use of drugs, general crimes sentencing ranges, dangerous crimes against children sentencing ranges, first and second degree murder and community supervision ranges.

Legislative Update provides summaries of legislation of interest to the court community that were passed in the Arizona Legislature.

Municipal Court Q & A. Historically, the AOC Legal Services Office has responded to a number of questions involving the relationship between the municipal court and the city or town government. This information has now been updated and compiled into a “Q & A”-style document that allows judges and court staff to find answers to the most common questions under five topics: Supervision and Management, Budget and Finances, Personnel, Facilities and Records. It does not address all issues that may arise and the answers given may not apply in every situation, so you are encouraged to consult with legal counsel regarding specific matters. Additional issues and topics may be added as they arise.

Civil Traffic Rules Manual (forms included). On December 1, 2002, new rules of procedure for civil traffic hearings and appeals took effect. This instruction manual includes the old and new language, a set of suggested forms and a civil traffic appeal flow chart.

Oral Argument Calendar. The court normally schedules oral arguments one to two days per month during its regular term (September through June). Most oral arguments are held in the Supreme Court court room at the Arizona State Courts Building. Arguments are also held once each year at the law schools of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Summary of Issues Accepted for Review. The Minutes on this web page contain Issues Accepted for Review by the Arizona Supreme Court.

United States Supreme Court is the highest tribunal in the nation for all cases and controversies arising under the Constitution or the laws of the United States. As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people of the promise of equal justice under the law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.