Code of Judicial Administration

The Arizona Constitution states, "The supreme court shall have administrative supervision over all the courts of the state." The Supreme Court adopts policies and procedures to guide municipal, justice of the peace, superior court and appellate courts throughout Arizona in conducting their administrative functions in a fair, efficient and fiscally responsible way.

The Code of Judicial Administration is a compilation of these policies and procedures for the administration of all Arizona courts.

Part 1 Judicial Branch Administration

Chapter 1. Leadership
Section 1-101 [Reserved]
Section 1-102 [Reserved]
Section 1-103 [Reserved]
Section 1-104 Judicial Council
Section 1-105 Committee on Superior Court
Section 1-106 Committee on Limited Jurisdiction Courts
Section 1-107 Commission on Diversity, Equality, and Justice
Section 1-108 Committee on Judicial Education and Training
Section 1-109 Commission on Technology
Section 1-110 Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts
Section 1-111 Commission on Victims in the Courts
Section 1-112 Committee on Family Court

Chapter 2. Operations
Section 1-201 Administrative Code: Scope, Adoption, Amendment and Repeal
Section 1-202 Public Meetings
Section 1-203 Access to Court Services by Individuals with Disabilities
Section 1-204 Response to Claims, Summons and Subpoenas
Section 1-205 [Reserved]
Section 1-206 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Judicial Officers and Employees
Section 1-301 Equal Employment Opportunity
Section 1-302 Education and Training
Section 1-303 Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees
Section 1-304 Discrimination and Harassment
Section 1-305 Selection of Special Judicial Officers
Section 1-306 Tax Court Judges Pro Tempore and Commissioners
Section 1-307 Special Judicial Officer Financial Disclosure
Section 1-308 Code of Conduct for Clerks of Superior Court
Section 1-309 [Reserved]

Chapter 4. Financial Administration
Section 1-401 Minimum Accounting Standards
Section 1-402 Procurement

Chapter 5. Automation
Section 1-501 Court Automation Standards
Section 1-502 Arizona Judicial Information Network
Section 1-503 Electronic Communications
Section 1-504 Electronic Reproduction and Imaging of Court Records
Section 1-505 Enterprise Architecture Standards
Section 1-506 Filing and Management of Electronic Court Documents
Section 1-507 Protection of Electronic Case Records in Paperless Court Operations
Section 1-508 Required Data Elements

Chapter 6. Records
Section 1-601 [Reserved]
Section 1-602 Digital Recording of Court Proceedings
Section 1-603 Transcript Procedures
Section 1-604 Remote Electronic Access to Case Records
Section 1-605 Requests for Bulk or Compiled Data
Section 1-606 Providing Case Record Access to Public Agencies or to Serve a Public Purpose

Chapter 7. Reports
Section 1-701 Statistical
Section 1-702 Operational Reviews

Chapter 8. Intergovernmental Relations
Section 1-801 State, Tribal and Federal Court Forum

Chapter 9. E-Services
Section 1-901 Electronic Filing ("E-filing")

Part 2 Appellate Courts

Chapter 1. Supreme Court
Section 2-101 Records Retention and Destruction Schedule

Chapter 2. Court of Appeals
Section 2-201 Records Retention and Destruction Schedule
Section 2-202 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Administration
Section 2-301 Appellate Court Fees

Part 3 Superior Court

Chapter 1. Personnel
Section 3-101 [Reserved]
Section 3-102 [Reserved]
Section 3-103 [Reserved]

Chapter 2. Domestic Relations
Section 3-201 Expedited Hearing Plans
Section 3-202 Parent Education Programs

Chapter 3. Probate Court
Section 3-301 Standards
Section 3-302 Forms
Section 3-303 Professional Services: Statewide Fee Guidelines and Competitive Bids

Chapter 4. Administration
Section 3-401 Priority of Offender Payments
Section 3-402 Superior Court Records Retention and Disposition Schedule
Section 3-403 Protecting Personal Information in Public Records
Section 3-404 Superior Court Fees
Section 3-405 Protecting Peace Officers' Identifying Information in Superior Court Records

Part 4 Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Chapter 1. Justice Courts
Section 4-101 [Reserved]
Section 4-102 [Reserved]

Chapter 2. Municipal Courts
Section 4-201 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Administration
Section 4-301 Priority of Offender Payments
Section 4-302 Records Retention and Disposition Schedule
Section 4-303 Justice Court Fees 

Part 5 Court Operations

Chapter 1. Funding
Section 5-101 [Reserved]
Section 5-102 Judicial Collection Enhancement
Section 5-103 Enhanced Collections
Section 5-104 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Section 5-105 Public Defender Training
Section 5-106 State Grand Jury
Section 5-107 State Aid to Courts
Section 5-108 [Reserved]
Section 5-109 Trials and Juror Payments (previously Lengthy Trials)
Section 5-110 Adoption and Safe Family Act Court Improvement Program
Section 5-111 Indigent Legal Representation Fund

Chapter 2. Programs and Standards
Section 5-201 Evidence Based Pretrial Services
Section 5-202 [Reserved]
Section 5-203 Trial Jury Management
Section 5-204 Administration of Victims' Rights
Section 5-205 Collections
Section 5-206 Fee Deferrals and Waivers
Section 5-207 Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment
Section 5-208 Oper. Standards for Interactive Audiovisual Proceedings in Criminal Cases
Section 5-209 Court-Approved Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Programs

Chapter 3. Court Security
Section 5-301 Court Security Standards
Section 5-302 Court Security Officer Powers and Duties
Section 5-303 Personnel Practices
Section 5-304 Court Security Officer Training and Certification
Section 5-305 Use of Force
Section 5-306 Firearms
Section 5-307 Use of Conducted Electrical Weapons
Section 5-308 Court Security Guards Not Eligible for Certification

Part 6 Probation

Chapter 1. General Administration
Section 6-101 Administration of State Funded Probation Programs
Section 6-102 Financial Requirements
Section 6-103 Victims' Rights Requirements for Probation Personnel
Section 6-104 Probation Officer Certification and Training
Section 6-105 Powers and Duties of Officers Evidence-Based Practices
Section 6-106 Personnel Practices
Section 6-107 Safety Training
Section 6-108 [Reserved]
Section 6-109 Community Restitution and Volunteer Insurance
Section 6-110 Offender Alcohol and Drug Testing
Section 6-111 Vehicle Fleet Management
Section 6-112 Use of Force
Section 6-113 Firearms Standards
Section 6-114 Committee on Probation
Section 6-115 Probation Records Retention Schedule

Chapter 2. Adult Services
Section 6-201 Standard Probation
Section 6-201.01 Standard Probation Evidence Based Practice
Section 6-202 Adult Intensive Probation
Section 6-202.01 Adult Intensive Probation Evidence-Based Practices
Section 6-203 Community Punishment Program
Section 6-204 Interstate Compact Probation
Section 6-204.01 Interstate Compact Probation Evidence-Based Practices
Section 6-205 Drug Treatment and Education Fund
Section 6-206 Adult Probation Services Fund, Probation Fees Account
Section 6-207 Uniform Conditions of Supervised Probation
Section 6-208 Use of Conducted Electrical Weapons
Section 6-209 Adult Probation Services to Limited Jurisdiction Courts
Section 6-210 [Reserved]
Section 6-211 Intercounty Courtesy Transfers
Section 6-212 [Reserved]

Chapter 3. Juvenile Services
Section 6-301 Juvenile Standard Probation Evidence-Based Practices 
Section 6-302 Juvenile Intensive Probation Supervision Evidence-Based Practices 
Section 6-303 Committee on Juvenile Courts
Section 6-304 Commitment Guidelines
Section 6-305 [Reserved]
Section 6-306 Juvenile Probation Services Fees 
Section 6-307 Uniform Conditions of Supervised Juvenile Probation
Section 6-308 [Reserved]
Section 6-309 [Reserved] 
Section 6-310 Family Counseling
Section 6-311 Detention Operations

Part 7 Administrative Office of the Courts

Chapter 1. Dependent Children Services
Section 7-101 Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
Section 7-102 Foster Care Review

Chapter 2. Certification and Licensing Programs
Section 7-201 General Requirements
Section 7-202 Fiduciaries
Section 7-203 Confidential Intermediary
Section 7-204 Private Process Server
Section 7-205 Defensive Driving
Section 7-206 Certified Reporter
Section 7-207 [Reserved]
Section 7-208 Legal Document Preparer
Section 7-209 Alternative Business Structures
Section 7-210 Legal Paraprofessional

Chapter 3. Court Services Programs
Section 7-301 Continuing Education Requirements for Credentialed Court Interpreters