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The Clerk of the Arizona Supreme Court performs a myriad of detailed responsibilities in support of the Court’s constitutional appellate litigation functions, rule making authority and attorney discipline authority. The Clerk maintains the Court’s case files and disseminates the Court’s opinions, decisions and orders.
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eFILING NEWS! - As of September 13, 2017, AZTurboCourt increased the document size to 20MB per lead document for the Arizona Supreme Court. 

If you have any questions, please call the office of the Clerk of the Court at (602) 452-3396.

 
U.S. SUPREME COURT ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation.  While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system.  Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system.  Additional information is available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/filingandrules/electronicfiling.aspx  

 
ARIZONA SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES ARIZONA CASE CITATION POLICY -

The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce that as of now it will no longer require any appellate briefs, petitions, and other pleadings filed in this Court to contain parallel citations for Arizona cases.  This means that when citing Arizona cases to the Court, lawyers and self-representing parties need only cite to the Arizona Reports alone, without a parallel citation to the Pacific Reports.

While the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure has not required any more than citation to the official reports for civil appeals since January 1, 2015, for criminal matters Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 31.13(c)(vi) currently requires citation “also when possible to the unofficial reports.”  A petition that proposes to restyle the Criminal Rules, specifically proposed new Rule 31.10(g), is expected to be on the Court’s August Rules Agenda.  Meanwhile, the Court will no longer expect parallel citations in criminal case filings. 

Citations for specific points of law within a case still must include “the volume, page number and, if applicable, the paragraph number, of the official Arizona reporter.” See Arizona Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 13(f).  

 
OPINIONS NOTIFICATION - Effective immediately, the Arizona Supreme Court Clerk's Office will notify counsel 24 hours prior to the filing of an Opinion by email only.  
 
CIVIL PETITIONS FOR REVIEW - Although the Court prefers typewritten petitions for review with a 3500 word count for civil petitions for review, a self-represented litigant may submit a handwritten petition.  The petition may not exceed 12 consecutively numbered pages.  A certificate of service and the final order from the Court of Appeals must accompany the civil petition for review. 
 
AGENDAS and CASES BEFORE THE COURT-  This site provides a list of cases currently before the state’s highest court.  This page makes it easy for litigants, attorneys, media, and others to find information about cases before the Supreme Court.  Users may visit this page by clicking here.
 
E-FILING AT THE SUPREME COURT - As of April 2, 2012, all lawyers are required to file documents electronically through AZTurboCourt.  Others who are interested in e-filing documents with the Arizona Supreme Court may also use AZTurboCourt.  Please click here to access the website.  To learn how to use AZTurboCourt and/or sign up for training please click here
 
APPELLATE CASE INFORMATION and TRANSCRIPT DUE DATES AVAILABLE ONLINE– Want to know what documents have been filed in a case, a case number, or when a transcript is due?  This site offers information for active cases, including case dockets, court calendars, Opinions, Memorandum Decisions, court minutes and transcript due dates. To visit the site, click here or on the link in the left column of this page.