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Effective Date
 R-13-0033 Order amending Rules 48, 51-52, 56-61, 63, and 72, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (clarifying the attorney discipline rules) January 1, 2015
 R-13-0044 Order amending Rule 67, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure (removing requirement that non-property owners plaintiffs post cost bonds) 

January 1, 2015

 R-13-0051 Order amending Rule 45(a), Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (authorizing CLE credit for attorneys who serve as fee dispute arbitrators) January 1, 2015
 R-13-0060 Order amending Rule 42, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court, ERs 1.0, 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.17, 1.18, 4.4, 5.3, 5.5, 7.l, 7.2, and 7.3 (conforming ethical rules to ABA Model Rules relating to technology and globalization of the practice of law) January 1, 2015
 R-14-0015 Order amending Rule 38 of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (waiving pro hac vice fee for attorneys practicing in military court) January 1, 2015
 R-14-0016 Order amending Rule 38 of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (requiring persons specially admitted to the practice of law under Rule 38 to take Arizona law course prior to admission) January 1, 2015
 R-14-0025 Order amending Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court; Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure; Local Rules or Practice, Superior Court, Pima County; Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court; and Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (conforming rules with legislation creating the Department of Child Safety), effective September 1, 2014.  This matter is opened for public comment.  Comments due October 31, 2014. September 1, 2014
 R-14-0020

Order amending Rule 31(d), Rules of the Supreme Court (regulation of the practice of law), on an expedited basis. Comments due September 26, 2014 

June 11, 2014 

 R-12-0028 Order amending Rule 38, Rules of the Supreme Court (access to low or no-cost legal services), on a permanent basis as further amended November 14, 2014
 R-11-0033 Order amending Rule 42, ER 3.8 and adopting new ER 3.10, Rules of the Supreme Court (ethical guidance to prosecutors where innocent person may have been convicted)  January 1, 2014
 AO 2013-78     Administrative Order amending Rule 34, Rules of the Supreme Court  October 1, 2013
 R-13-0021 Order amending Rules 46 and 59, Rules of the Supreme Court (appeal process in attorney discipline cases)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0020    Order amending Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court (number of copies required for paper-filed petitions/comments)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0013 Order adopting new Rule 122.1, Rules of the Supreme Court (permissible uses of portable electronic devices by courthouse visitors)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0012 Order amending Rule 122, Rules of the Supreme Court (use of recording devices during court proceedings)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0011 Order amending Rule 42, ER 7.2(c), Rules of the Supreme Court (requirements for legal advertising)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0008 Order amending Rule 45, Rules of the Supreme Court (CLE credit for self-study hours in the provision of pro bono services to low-income clients)  January 1, 2014
 R-13-0002 Order amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court (online availability of family law orders and probate records)  January 1, 2014
 R-12-0032 Order amending Rule 42, ER 1.15, Rules of the Supreme Court (third-party claims against client’s property in lawyer’s possession)  January 1, 2014
 R-12-0027 Order adopting on a permanent basis amendments to Rule 42, ERs 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, and 6.5, Rules Of The Supreme Court, And Rules 5.1 And 11, Rules Of Civil Procedure (limited scope or short-term legal representation) January 1, 2013 
 R-12-0020  

Order adopting new Rule 38(i), Rules of the Supreme Court (temporary admission of qualified spouses of military service members to the practice of law)

 January 1, 2013
 R-12-0005 Order amending Rule 34 (f)(1)(A), Rules of the Supreme Court (admission on motion)  July 1, 2013
 R-12-0004  

Order amending Rules 2.3(b) and 31.13(c), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 106, Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court, and Rules 111 and 123(g), Rules of the Supreme Court, (victims’ names)

 September 1, 2013
 R-12-0002  

Order amending Rule 34, Rules of the Supreme Court, on an experimental basis (allows law students to take the Arizona uniform bar exam in their 3rd year of law school), effective January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2015.

 January 1, 2013
 R-12-0028  

Order amending Rule 38, Rules of the Supreme Court on an emergency basis(access to low or no-cost legal services), effective January 1, 2013, with the matter remaining open for public comment on the modified proposal. Comments due May 21, 2013.

 January 1, 2013
 R-12-0027  

Order amending ERs 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, and 6.5, Rule 42, Rules of the Supreme Court, and Rules 5.1 and 11, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure on an emergency basis (access to low or no-cost legal services), effective January 1, 2013, with the matter remaining open for public comment on the modified proposal. Comments due May 21, 2013.

 January 1, 2013
 R-12-0019 Order amending Rule 61, Rules of the Supreme Court (interim suspension in lawyer discipline)  January 1, 2013
 R-12-0013 Order amending Rule 1(C), Rules of Protective Order Procedure,  Rule 13(D), Rules of Family Law Procedure & Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court (prohibit public disclosure of information regarding the filing or contents of a protective order until order has been served)   

January 1, 2013

 R-12-0011 Order amending Rules 33, 34, 35, 36 & 37, Rules of the Supreme Court (conforms rules to recent amendment and strengthens court’s oversight of admissions)   January 1, 2013
 R-12-0010 Order amending Rules 32,46-48,50,52-65,70-72,&74, Rules of the Supreme Court (make technical & clarifying revisions to new rules governing lawyer discipline)  January 1, 2013
 R-12-0003 Order amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court & Rule 2.3, Rules Criminal Procedure (access to judicial records)  January 1, 2013
 R-11-0046 Order amending Rule 42, ER 7.5(a), Rules of the Supreme Court (eliminate the prohibition against trade names for law firms)  January 1, 2013
 R-11-0041 Order amending Rule 31(d)(11), Rules of Supreme Court (permits non-lawyer representation in State Bar fee arbitrations)  January 1, 2013
 R-11-0036  Order amending Rule 42, ER 5.5(d), Rules of Supreme Court (corrects drafting error relating to practice of law by lawyers engaged exclusively in federal practice)  January 1, 2013
 R-10-0031     Order granting the motion to withdraw the petition ER 8.4, Rule 42, Rules of the Supreme Court. The case shall be closed. December 22, 2011
 R-11-0030 Order amending Rules 34, 35, 37, and 38, Rules of the Supreme Court  January 1, 2012.
R-11-0023 Order amending Rules 10(E)(1) and (2), 10(F)(1) and (2), 27.1, 30, 30.1, 30.2, 30.3, and 38, Rules of Probate Procedure, and Rule 31, Rules of the Supreme Court

September 1, 2012

 R-11-0015 Order amending Ethical Rule 1.5, Rule 42, Rules of the Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-11-0014 Order adopting as modified Rules 43(f) and 43(g), Rules of the Supreme Court    July 1, 2012
 R-11-0012 Order amending Rule 124, Rules of the Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-11-0007 Order amending Rule 38(i), Rules of the Supreme Court   January 1, 2012 
 R-11-0005 Order amending Rule 38(h), Rules of the Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-11-0004 Order amending Ethical Rule 1.5, Rule 42, Rules of the Supreme Court   January 1, 2012
 R-11-0003 Order amending Rule 29(B), Rules of the Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-10-0029  Order amending Rule 94(b), Rules of Supreme Court    July 29, 2010
 R-10-0019 Order amending Rules 36(e), 36(f), and 37(c), Rules of Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-10-0019 Order adopting Rules 34(b)(1)(E), 34(d)(2), Rules of Supreme Court, on a permanent basis.    June 28, 2011
R-10-0019          Order amending Rules 34(b)(1)(E), 34(d)(2), Rules of Supreme Court, on an emergency basis    June 28, 2011
 R-09-0038 Order adopting as modified  Rule 38(d), Rules of Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
 R-08-0016 Order amending Rule 35(b), Rules of Supreme Court  January 1, 2012
R-10-0023 Order amending Rule 42, ERs 5.4 and 7.2, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-10-0019  Order amending Rules 34-37, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-10-0011 Amended Order changing the effective date of the new Rules 126-134, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  September 7, 2010
R-10-0011 Order promulgating new Rules 126-134, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-10-0009 Order amending Rule 1 and Post Conviction Form No. 1, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-10-0008 Order amending Rule 111(g), Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-09-0044 Order amending Rules 70 and 71 Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-09-0039 Order amending Rules 42 and 43, Rules of Supreme Court of Arizona  January 1, 2011
R-10-0029 Order amending Rule 94(b), Rules of the Supreme Court, on an emergency on basis. Public comment period to follow, comments due May 20, 2011.   July 29, 2010
R-09-0044 Order amending Rules 46-74, 75, 77, and 78, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2011
R-09-0010 Order Amending Rule 42, ERs 5.5, 7.1 and 7.3, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-09-0008 Order Amending Rule 72, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-08-0039 Corrective Order Amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 2.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rule 5, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0039 Corrective Order Amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 2.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and adding Rule 5(f), Rules of Civil Procedure January 1, 2010
R-08-0039 Order Amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 2.3, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and adding Rule 5(f), Rules of Civil Procedure, January 1, 2010
R-08-0038 Order Amending Rule 96, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-08-0033 Order Amending Rules 32(c)(3), Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-08-0014 Order Amending Rule 42, E.R. 1.6, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-08-0012 Order Amending Rule 31(d), Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-08-0011 Order Amending Rule 31(d), Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2010
R-09-0007 Corrective Order Amending Rule 81, Rules of the Supreme Court, Canon 4, Rule 4.1, AZ Code of Judicial Conduct November 24, 2009
R-09-0007 Order Adopting Rule 81, AZ Code of Judicial Conduct, Rules of the Supreme Court September 1, 2009
R-08-0030 Order Amending Rules 42 E.R. 1.5, and 43, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-08-0025 Order Adopting Rule 97, `Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-08-0006 Order Amending Rules 38, 42, and 46, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-08-0004 Order Adopting Rule 38(g), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-08-0003 Order Amending Rule 45(a), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-07-0030 Order Amending Rules 32, 45, and 64, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-07-0029 Order Amending Rule 38(a), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-07-0017 Order Adopting Rule 39, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-07-0016 Order Amending Rule 122, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-07-0008 Order Amending Rule 38(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-06-0035 Order Amending Rules 43, 44, 46-48, 53-58, 60, 61, 64, 70-72, and 75, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-06-0035 Order correcting order amending Rules 47, 48, 53, 54, 57, 58, 64 and 65, Rules of the Supreme Court January 1, 2009
R-06-0035 Order correcting order amending Rule 64(f)(2), Rules of the Supreme Court February 9, 2009
R-06-0023 Order Adopting on a permanent basis amendments to Rule 38(d)(3), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2009
R-06-0017 Order Adopting Rule 38(h), Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2010
R-07-0001 Order Amending Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2008

R-06-0035 Order Amending Rules 44(c), 46(a), and 57(i), Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2008

R-06-0028 Order Amending Rule 28.1(b), Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and Rules 94(h) and 124(c)(2), Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2008

R-06-0023 Order Amending Rule 38(d), Rules of the Supreme Court, on an Experimental Basis, effective September 5, 2007.

September 5, 2007

R-06-0014 Order Amending Rule 102, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2008

R-05-0021 Order Amending Rules 31(a)(2), 41(g), and 53, Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2008

R-06-0003 Order Amending Rules 28 and 124(a), Rules of the Supreme Court.

September 18, 2006

R-05-0028 Administrative Order 2006-84 to Amend Rule 38(c) 1B and C, Rules of the Supreme Court. January 1, 2007, until June 30, 2008.
R-05-0025 Order Amending Rules 66, 67, and 68, Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2007

Corrective Order amending the Order issued on Jan., 20, 2006, to reflect that Rule 31(d), is amended.

R-05-0016

Order Amending Rules 31(c), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

June 1, 2006

R-05-0012 Order Amending Rule 124, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

June 1, 2006

R-05-0022 Order Amending Rule 28, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

Dec., 1, 2005

Order and Text Amending Rule 1, Post Conviction Form No. 1, and Rule 59, Rules of the Supreme Court; Rule 4, Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure; and Rules 31.12, 31.19, 31.21, and 32.9, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. October 12, 2005
Order Adopted in Final Form at the January 12, 2006 Rules Agenda. January 12, 2006 Order

R-05-0024

Rule 82(a), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

September 27, 2005

R-05-0023 Rule 126, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 9.1 Local Rules.

September 28, 2005

R-05-0007 ARCivP 30(4) & 43(k); ARCRP 28.1(c); ARSC 29 & 94.

December 1, 2005

R-05-0005 Rule 63, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-04-0032 Rules 32-40, 46, 62, 64, and 65, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-04-0031

New Order Changing the Effective Date

Adding a New Section XIII, Entitled Probate Rules of Practice, Consisting of New Rules 126 Through 129, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

October 1, 2005

R-04-0030 Comment [13] to ER 1.8(g), Rule 42, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-04-0027 Rule 31, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-04-0026 New Rule 38, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-04-0025 ABA Model Court Rule on Insurance Disclosure, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

January 1, 2007

R-03-0030 ER 7.4, Rule 42, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court.

December 1, 2005

R-03-0012

ORDER from September 22, 2005

Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, and Promulgating New Rules 5(f), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 1.8, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.

IT IS ORDERED vacating the Court's order dated June 6, 2005, amending Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court, Rule 5(f), Arizona Rules of civil Procedure, and Rule 1.8, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. Although the Court approves of the concept as set forth in the petition and the previously adopted amendments, it is necessary to postpone the effective date of December 1, 2005, to permit efficient and effective implementation of the provisions therein. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Administrative Office of the Courts, working with Court administrators and clerks of court, shall continue to work on finding solutions for the problems encountered, and that such group shall report to the court on its progress on or before June 1, 2006.

Effective Date Vacated.











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