Arizona Judicial Branch

Rule Impacts Report

 2013 Court Rules

Court Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

This document summarizes court rules and rule amendments adopted by the Arizona Supreme Court during its 2013 rules agendas.  The summary includes potential impacts of these rule changes on the courts.

  • The rule petition numbers (e.g., R-13-0000) 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 the change.
  • The effective date of rule changes in this 2013 summary is January 1, 2014, but there are a number of exceptions included in the summary.
  • This summary includes most of the rule changes affecting trial courts, but it does not include all of the 2013 rule changes. The summary specifically does not include rule changes regarding tax court, or rule changes regarding the practice of law or admission to practice.  Please see the Clerk’s August 27, 2013 amended minutes, the November 13, 2013 minutes, and the Court’s rules 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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