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On November 04, 2015, the Steering Committee on Arizona Appellate Case Processing Standards was established by Administrative Order No. 2015-90.  The Committee is charged with reviewing the National Time Standards for State Appellate Courts and developing and recommending case processing standards for both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Arizona.The committee is scheduled to make its final recommendations in the spring of 2016.  The Committee is asking for your opinion on whether the national standards outlined below should be adopted for Arizona. 

 


National Model Time Standards for State Appellate Courts


 

Supreme Court

 

Court of Appeals

 


Same Standard for Both Civil and Criminal (non-death penalty) Case Types

 

Review by Permission

(Initial Filing to Discretionary Review Decision)

          • 75% of cases disposed within 150 days

          • 95% of cases disposed within 180 days

 

Review Granted

(Case Accepted to Disposition)

          • 75% of cases disposed within 180 days

          • 95% of cases disposed within 240 days

Distinct Standards between Civil and Criminal Case Types

 

Criminal

(Initial Filing to Disposition)

          • 75% of cases disposed within 450 days

          • 95% of cases disposed within 600 days

 

Civil

(Initial Filing to Disposition)

          • 75% of cases disposed within 390 days

          • 95% of cases disposed within 450 days

Additional Resources
   Model Time Standards for State Appellate Courts    

                  

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