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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

Legal Resource Guide  by the State Bar of Arizona. This document addresses such matters as how to hire a lawyer, attorney professional responsibility, legal assistance to the community and legal topics important to all individuals. It is a publication of the State Bar of Arizona and Phoenix Magazine.

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.

Oral Argument Calendar. The court normally schedules oral arguments two or three days per week during its regular term (September through June). Most oral arguments are held in one of the two Court of Appeals courtrooms at the Arizona State Courts Building. Arguments are also held twice each year at a local highschool.

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.