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MANDATORY E-FILING TO BEGIN FOR YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT AND MOHAVE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order 2017-117 which requires attorneys to electronically file initiation and post-initiation civil case documents when filing into the Superior Court in Yavapai* and Mohave Counties beginning December 1, 2017. Procedural requirements described in Administrative Order No. 2016-20 shall apply to all civil case documents e-filed in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties. While it is not required, self-represented litigants may also file electronically through AZTurboCourt and eFileAZ.

Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties, and through AZTurboCourt for the Superior Court in Maricopa and Pima Counties. Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the state to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both efiling applications offer the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, to attach more than one lead document per submission, to issue summons and subpoenas, and to generate the civil cover sheet. They also offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties, however there are some differences when submitting documents in other counties. Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training. For information on available training dates and locations please visit www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation/training or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.

* Please review Yavapai County Administrative Order 2017-17 for more information specific to Yavapai County.

 

PIMA COUNTY FASTAR PROGRAM BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2017

PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has signed Administrative Order 2017-116 to establish the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution Program (FASTAR) in Pima County.  This program is being piloted in General Civil cases with the goal of achieving a more efficient and inexpensive, yet fair, resolution of eligible cases.

To be eligible for the FASTAR program, civil cases must meet each of the following four criteria:

The plaintiff requests monetary damages only, and is not requesting injunctive or other non-monetary relief.

  1. The amount of money sought by each plaintiff exceeds the limit set by local rule for compulsory arbitration.
  2. The amount of money sought by each plaintiff does not exceed $50,000, including punitive damages but excluding interest, costs and attorneys’ fees.
  3. Plaintiff will not need to serve the summons and complaint on any defendant in a foreign country.

The FASTAR program has generated three new forms under the new FASTAR rules.  These forms will be generated in lieu of a Certificate of Compulsory Arbitration and Controverting Certificate of Arbitration.  The new forms are as follows:

  1. Rule 102 (a) FASTAR Certificate
  2. Rule 102 (b) FASTAR Controverting Certificate
  3. FASTAR Choice Certificate

AZTurboCourt has been updated to allows filers in Pima County to participate in the FASTAR pilot program  AZTurboCourt will automatically generate the Rule 102 (a) FASTAR Certificate and the Rule 102 (b) FASTAR Controverting Certificate based on the responses provided by the filer in the application.  Filers can upload a FASTAR Choice Certificate from the document selection screen within AZTurboCourt.

For more information about FASTAR Administrative Order and Rules, please visit:  http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/22/admorder/Orders17/2017-116.pdf


EFILING AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16, 2017 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY


PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Superior Court in Santa Cruz County will begin accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt efiling applications beginning Monday, October 16, 2017. Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties, and through AZTurboCourt for the Superior Court in Maricopa and Pima Counties. Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both efiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, attach more than one lead document per submission, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties. However, there are some differences between submitting documents in the Superior Court in Pima and Maricopa Counties as compared to submitting documents into other counties in the State. Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training. For information on available training dates and locations please visit www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation/training or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.