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Court of Appeals

Division One

Appendices

Filers are encouraged to file an appendix containing copies of any record documents necessary to the determination of the appeal.  The pages in an appendix must be numbered sequentially.  If the appendix is filed as a separate document, page numbering must begin with the cover page.  If the appendix is filed as an attachment to a brief, the cover page of the appendix must be numbered sequentially to the last page of the brief.  An appendix must contain a table of contents that includes electronic bookmarks or hyperlinks to each document in the appendix.  The table of contents also must specify where in the lower court record each document is found (for example, by item number in the clerk’s index, by transcript date, or by exhibit number, as appropriate).  A brief that refers to a document contained in an appendix should include the page number of the appendix at which the specific reference is found.  The Court encourages any filer that files a combined brief and appendix to provide electronic bookmarks in the brief to record references in the attached appendix.

Pursuant to Rule 7(e), Arizona Rules of Procedure for Special Actions, one who files a petition for special action must file an appendix that contains copies of all documents filed in the lower court that are necessary to resolving the special action.  The appendix must include a table of contents that specifies where in the lower court record each document is found (for example, by item number in the clerk’s index, by transcript date, or by exhibit number).  The table of contents also should have electronic bookmarks or hyperlinks to the first page of each of the documents in the appendix.  The pages in an appendix must be numbered sequentially.  When the appendix is a separately filed document, page numbering should begin with the cover page of the appendix.  When the appendix is filed as an attachment to a petition for special action, the cover page of the appendix must be numbered sequentially to the last page of the brief.  The petition for special action must include references to the record.  When citing a record document found in the appendix, provide the Court with the page number of the appendix at which the record reference is found.

A response to a petition for special action should provide all appropriate record references, but may cite the petitioner’s appendix for any record document contained in that appendix.  If the respondent thinks that additional record documents are necessary to the determination of a special action, the respondent should file an appendix containing copies of those documents.  In any event, the response should cite record documents by the page number of the relevant appendix.