Settlement Conference Program
Pursuant to ARCAP 30, the Court maintains a voluntary settlement program in which parties and their counsel may participate in a settlement conference conducted by one of the judges on the Court in an attempt to resolve their case. Cases initially are selected for the program by a staff attorney, based on information from the appellant's case management statement and, to the extent required, the trial court record. Parties wishing to suggest their case be considered for the program may do so by emailing SettlementProgram@appeals.az.gov. Once a case is identified for the program, with the parties' consent, the appeal is stayed and the settlement conference judge conducts one or more telephonic assessment conferences with counsel to discuss the case, the issues presented and prior settlement efforts. If the parties agree with the judge to move forward, an in-person settlement conference is set. For more information, read the Court's Settlement Conference Policy.