Rule 74, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, sets forth the requirements for the issuance of certificates of good standing for attorneys. A certificate of good standing will include any prior public discipline imposed, transfer to or from disability inactive status, in the preceding ten (10) years. The certificate shall include any public disciplinary proceedings which may be pending.
To request a Certificate of Good Standing, please read this entire page and the Frequently Asked
Questions below before submitting a written request or use one of the forms below and send it to:
Supreme Court of Arizona
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 West Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231
for printable Certificate of Good Standing Request Form.
for Form Fill Certificate of Good Standing Request Form.
PLEASE NOTE: You may also bring the form and payment to our office and request to be contacted when the Certificate is ready so you can pick it up. Normally, all requests for certificates of good standing will be processed within five (5) full working days of receipt of payment in our office, any requests received after Noon will be processed on the next business day. Please allow additional time for processing a “Highest Court” request. At this time there is not an option to expedite this process. We also are unable to process credit card payments.
Your written request must include:
- Your Arizona Bar Number
- A check or money order for seventeen (17) dollars per certificate requested
1. Some jurisdictions require a certificate of good standing from the "Highest Court" of the state. We do not have information on which jurisdictions do or do not require a “highest court” certificate and you should verify with that jurisdiction what type of certificate you need before submitting your request. These could also be referred to as a “certificate from the Supreme Court” or from the “Clerk of the Supreme Court” in various jurisdictional applications. If you require a “highest court” certificate, please clearly state this in your written request. This will ensure that you will receive a certificate from the Disciplinary Clerk, as well as a certificate from the Clerk of the Arizona Supreme Court.
2. If your initial (first or middle) appears on the State Bar Membership database, your full name will appear on the Certificate of Good Standing.
A member of the State Bar of Arizona may also request, in writing, their discipline history. The request should state whether the member needs all matters reported or just public matters.
The public can also request a disciplinary history on a member of the State Bar of Arizona. These histories only include formal matters, which are public information as required by Rule 70, Arizona Rules Supreme Court.
There is no charge for this service.