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1 Replies and 516 Views R-24-0006 PETITION TO AMEND ARIZONA CODE OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT RULE 2.6 Started by Yolanda Fox Samuel A. Thumma Chair, Arizona Commission on Access to Justice Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals Division One State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-6700 Filed: January 9, 2024 Would amend Rule 2.6 of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct (Rule 81 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona) to add a comment providing examples of actions judges may...
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by Charles AdornettoJump to last post
16 Feb 2024 10:57 AM
3 Replies and 379 Views R-24-0030 Rules 32(b) and (c), Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Stacy Skankey Stacy Skankey Goldwater Institute 500 E. Coronado Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 462-5000 Fax: (602) 256-7045 litigationgoldwaterinstitute.org AZ Bar 035589 Petition to Amend Rules 32(b) and (c), Rules of the Supreme Court Filed: January 10, 2024 Would amend Rules 32(b) and (c) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to eliminate the authority to levy State Bar membership dues for ...
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by James C. MitchellJump to last post
08 Feb 2024 09:38 AM
3 Replies and 403 Views R-24-0028 Rule 34(f), Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Adam Shelton Adam Shelton Goldwater Institute 500 E. Coronado Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 462-5000 Fax: (602) 256-7045 AZ Bar 038252 Petition to Amend Rule 34(f), Rules of the Supreme Court Filed: January 10, 2024 Would amend Rule 34(f) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to provide for a “streamlined” process to allow attorneys admitted in other jurisdictions to practice law in Arizona. ...
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by Carrie Ann DonnellJump to last post
02 Feb 2024 11:46 AM
1 Replies and 512 Views R-24-0040 Petition to Amend Rule 31.3(e)(4), Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Started by CandaceMitchell Candace J. Mitchell, L.P. Veritas Family Law, LLC 4915 W Bell Road Ste. F-204 Glendale, Arizona 85308 Phone: (623)695-6953 candace.thudeveritasfamilylaw.com This petition proposes to amend Rule 31.3(e)(4) of the Supreme Court rules to change the tile of Legal Paraprofessionals to the title of 'Legal Practitioner'. The Petition includes an Appendix that includes a Joint Statement prepared by Candace J. Mitchell and includes the sup...
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by LeslieJump to last post
01 Feb 2024 05:35 PM
0 Replies and 150 Views R-24-0034 Petition to Amend Rule 59(c), Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Arizona Petition Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Filed: January 10, 2024 Would amend Rule 59(c) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to clarify the requirements for an application for a stay pending an appeal of a disciplinary sanction. ...
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10 Jan 2024 04:49 PM
0 Replies and 195 Views R-24-0029 Petition to Amend Rule 31.3(e), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Leslie Ross Leslie Ross, AZ Bar No. 027207 Chris Carlsen, AZ Bar No. 023608 Office of the Attorney General, Civil Rights Division 2005 North Central Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Telephone: (602) 542-4909 leslie.rossazag.gov chris.carlsenazag.gov civilrightsazag.gov Filed: January 10, 2024 Would amend Rule 31.3(e) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to permit Fair Housing Initiative Program non...
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10 Jan 2024 03:26 PM
0 Replies and 135 Views R-24-0015 Rule 59(g), Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Tracie Lindeman Tracie K. Lindeman Supreme Court Clerk 1501 W. Washington St, Suite 402 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-452-3396 tlindemancourts.az.gov Filed: January 9, 2024 Would amend Rule 59(g) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to provide that in an appeal of a bar disciplinary proceeding, a combined cross-appeal opening brief and answering brief must be filed no later than 30 days after service of the appellant’s opening brief ...
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09 Jan 2024 04:37 PM
0 Replies and 418 Views R-24-0003 Petition to Amend Rules 42 and 45, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Started by mmeltzer William G. Montgomery, Chair Task Force on Ethics Rules Governing the State Attorney General, County Attorneys, and Other Public Lawyers 1501 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 602.452.3242 mmeltzercourts.az.gov This petition proposes to amend several ethics rules ('ERs') in Supreme Court Rule 42 (Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct) to clarify the obligations of government lawyers. A proposed amendment to Suprem...
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04 Jan 2024 11:11 AM
0 Replies and 268 Views R-23-0056 Petition to Amend Rule 42 (ER 4.2) ARIZ. R. SUP. CT. Started by Alexis Towey Honorable Christopher Staring, Chair Arizona Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Committee 1501 W. Washington St., Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-452-3656 eaccourts.az.gov Filed December 13, 2023 Would amend ER 4.2 (Rule 42 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona) to help safeguard the represented government entity against overreaching by the communicating lawyer without inappropriately burdening that lawyer’s client’s righ...
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13 Dec 2023 02:00 PM
0 Replies and 231 Views R-23-0054 Petition to Amend Rule 39, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Diana Cooney ELIZABETH BURTON ORTIZ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ARIZONA PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS' ADVISORY COUNCIL (APAAC) 3838 N. CENTRAL AVENUE, SUITE 850 PHOENIX, AZ 85012 PHONE: 602-542-7222 FAX NO: 602-274-4215 Elizabeth.Ortizapaacaz.com (BAR NO. 012838) THE ARIZONA PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS’ ADVISORY COUNCIL SUBMITS THIS PETITION TO AMEND RULE 39, ARIZONA RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT. Filed: Decembe...
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12 Dec 2023 03:17 PM
0 Replies and 185 Views R-23-0053 Petition to amend Supreme Court Rules 34, 38 & 39 Started by Shanneyvie Halk Hon. John R. Lopez IV, Chair Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee 1501 W. Washington, Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3378 CLDCommitteescourts.az.gov Filed December 7, 2023 The proposed modifications address the interpretation of the active practice of law and clarify portions of the application for admission process. Would amend Rules 34, 38, and ...
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07 Dec 2023 01:24 PM
0 Replies and 203 Views R-23-0052 Petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 33(b) & Rule 33.1(c) Started by Shanneyvie Halk John R. Lopez IV, Chair Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee 1501 W. Washington, Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3378 CLDCommitteescourts.az.gov The Committee on Character and Fitness may recommend the revocation or suspension of a license to practice law in Arizona after notice and a hearing under Rule 33(b) and Rule 33.1(c). The procedures for conducting these hearings and to appe...
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05 Dec 2023 12:55 PM
0 Replies and 288 Views R-23-0051 PETITION TO AMEND RULE 42 (ER 1.8), ARIZ. R. SUP. CT. Started by Yolanda Fox Honorable Christopher Staring, Chair Arizona Supreme Court Ethics Advisory Committee 1501 W. Washington St., Suite 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-452-3656 eaccourts.az.gov Filed: November 21, 2023 Would amend ER 1.8 (Rule 42 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona) to permit a lawyer representing an indigent client to give the client modest gifts for basic living expenses. ...
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27 Nov 2023 10:51 AM
0 Replies and 347 Views R-23-0046 Rule 36, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by Denise M. Quinterri Denise M. Quinterri 161 E. Inverness Dr. Oro Valley, AZ 85737 480-239-9807 dmqazethicslaw.com Bar No. 020637 Filed: October 16, 2023 Would amend Rule 36(g)(6) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona to provide that a hearing on an alleged violation of a term of a conditional admission would be heard by a panel of five members of the Committee on Character and Fitness rather than a majority of the ...
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16 Oct 2023 05:16 PM
0 Replies and 458 Views R-23-0043 Petition to Amend Supreme Court Rule 123(d)(7)   Started by Marretta Mathes Filed on Behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would amend Supreme Court Rule 123(d)(7) to establish provisions for public access to court records in cases opened under A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 40 regarding defendants who have been involuntarily committ...
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01 Sep 2023 04:04 PM
0 Replies and 601 Views R-23-0037 Petition to Amend Supreme Court Rule 123(d)(6)   Started by Marretta Mathes Filed on behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would amend Supreme Court Rule 123(d)(6)(B) related to access to mental health case records and information, to implement the enactment of House Bill (HB) 2041, Mental Health; Voluntary Ev...
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28 Jun 2023 02:10 PM
7 Replies and 3078 Views R-22-0009 Supreme Court Rule 124   Started by Marretta Mathes Filed on behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would adopt Supreme Court Rule...
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01 Jun 2023 02:50 PM
5 Replies and 1329 Views R-23-0006 Petition to Amend ERs 1.15 and 2.4 and Rule 43, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by Patricia A. Sallen Patricia A. Sallen, on behalf of the Arizona Bar Foundation 3420 N. 42nd St. Phoenix, Arizona 85018 480-290-4841 psallenethicsatlaw.com State Bar no. 012338 Filed: January 4, 2023 Would amend ER 1.15 and 2.4 of Rule 42 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona and Rule 43 of the same rules to allow lawyers who serve as third-party neutrals or expert witnesses to hold unearned fees related to those...
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by Yolanda FoxJump to last post
24 May 2023 10:26 AM
2 Replies and 977 Views R-23-0029 Petition to Amend Supreme Court Rule 123   Started by Marretta Mathes Filed on Behalf of: David K. Byers Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 W. Washington, Suite 411 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Would amend Supreme Court Rule 123 to establish provisions for public access to court records in cases filed under A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 37 to determine sexually violent person status. ...
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by Marretta MathesJump to last post
23 May 2023 04:08 PM
1 Replies and 864 Views R-23-0018 Petition to Amend ER 1.4, Rule 42 of the Arizona Rules of Supreme Court   Started by State Bar of Arizona Lisa M. Panahi, Bar No. 023421 General Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org 602-340-7236 Filed: January 9, 2023 Would amend ER 1.4, Rule 42 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, to require an attorney to tell a client if he or she does...
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01 May 2023 03:09 PM
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