Arizona Judicial Branch

Rule Impacts Report

 2014 Court Rules

Court Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

This document summarizes for trial courts the court rules and rule amendments adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court during its August 2014 rules agenda.  The summary includes potential impacts of several of these rule changes.

  • The rule petition numbers (e.g., R-14-0000) in this summary include a hyperlink to the Court’s order promulgating the rule change.  The full text of the rule change appears with the order, and readers may wish to click on the hyperlink to review the text for further details concerning each change.

  • The effective date of rule changes in this 2014 summary is January 1, 2015, but there are exceptions noted in the summary.
  • This summary includes most of the rule changes affecting trial courts, but it does not include all of the 2014 rule changes. The summary specifically does not include rule changes regarding the practice of law or admission to practice, or rule petitions previously adopted on a temporary basis.  Please see the Court’s August 26, 2014 minutes on the Court’s recent rules amendments webpage for further information concerning rules on these and other topics.

The Court Services Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts prepared this summary.  If you have any questions concerning this document, please contact Mark Meltzer, at (602) 452-3242, or by e-mail at

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