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3 Replies and 2235 Views R-18-0002 Petition to Amend Rule 28, Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Judy Schaffert Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office By Judith R. Schaffert Chief Staff Attorney 1501 W. Washington, Suite 445 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231 Telephone: (602) 452-3528 Facsimile: (602) 452-3482 Bar No. 010417 jschaffertcourts.az.gov This petition would update, restyle, and reorganize Rule 28, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, the 'rulemaking rule.' Filed January 4, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 2...
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by  Judy SchaffertJump to last post
22 Jun 2018 10:53 AM
3 Replies and 2482 Views R-18-0006 Petition to Adopt New Rule 42.1, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  State Bar of Arizona Hon. Rebecca W. Berch (ret.), Bar No. 005859 Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 410 Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would add Rule 42.1, Rule of the Supreme Court, creating an Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee that can issue lawyer ethics, professionalism, and unauthorized practice of law opinions. Filed: January 9...
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by  State Bar of ArizonaJump to last post
18 Jun 2018 05:08 PM
5 Replies and 2291 Views R-18-0014 Supreme Court Rules 32, 46-49, 53, 55-58 & 60-63 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Jennifer A. Greene Assistant Counsel Administrative Office of the Courts Bar No. 015760 1501 W. Washington, Suite 414 Phoenix, AZ 85007-3327 Phone: (602) 452-3555 jgreenecourts.az.gov Would clarify the process for appointing and overseeing the functions of Chief Bar Counsel. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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by  Allyson FlanaganJump to last post
12 Jun 2018 04:00 PM
34 Replies and 12584 Views R-17-0032 Rule 8.4, Rule 42, Ethics Rules Started by  Dianne Post
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Dianne Post Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild 1826 E Willetta St. Phoenix, AZ 85006-3047 602 271 9019 postdlpostaol.com Bar No. 006141 Filed February 23, 2017 Would amend ER 8.4 to add language adopted by the ABA in Model Rule 8.4 as it applies to non-discrimination. 3/2/2017 Motion for Expedited Consideration DENIED. The petition will b...
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by  Dianne PostJump to last post
09 Jun 2018 03:32 PM
4 Replies and 2241 Views R-18-0009 Petition to Amend ER 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  Patricia A. Sallen Petitioner’s Name: Patricia A. Sallen Committee Name, if applicable: Not applicable Mailing Address: 3104 E. Camelback Road 541, Phoenix, 85016 Phone Number: 480-290-4841 E-mail Address: psallenethicsatlaw.com Bar Number: 012338 Would amend ER 1.2, Rule 42, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. to allow lawyers to ethically advise and assist clients in matters that are expressly legal under Arizona law but that may violate federal law. F...
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21 May 2018 04:43 PM
3 Replies and 6211 Views R-17-0044 Rule 43, Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Linda Koschney Jack Levine SBN 001637 777 E. Thomas Rd., Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ 85014 Ph: 602-395-9000 E:mail: jacklevine2005gmail.com Would amend Rule 43, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court to encourage overdraft protection for client trust accounts; set procedures for rectifying overdrafts and giving notice to the state bar of failure to rectify overdrafts; and to require lawyers to leave untouched client trust account deposits in excess of $5,000 for ten days to all...
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21 May 2018 04:00 PM
5 Replies and 2762 Views R-18-0004 Rule 31, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court Started by  Hon. David B. Gass Hon. David. B. Gass Maricopa County Superior Court East Court Building 101 W. Jefferson, Suite 914 Phoenix, Arizona 85041 602.372.3592 gassdsuperiorcourt.maricopa.gov Would amend Rule 31, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court, to improve access to justice for small business litigants and to reorganize and modernize the rule. FILED: January 8, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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21 May 2018 03:43 PM
4 Replies and 2456 Views R-18-0013 Supreme Court Rules 38 and 39 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Filed on behalf of: Hon. Ryan Andrews, Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Court 10005 E. Osborn Road Scottsdale, AZ 85256 602-452-3323 dwitheycourts.az.gov Hon. Randall Howe, Vice-Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum Court of Appeals, Division 1 1501 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-452-3323 dwitheycourts.az.gov...
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21 May 2018 03:35 PM
2 Replies and 7397 Views R-17-0035 Rule 49(a)(2)(C)(ii) of the Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  Mark Harrison Mark I. Harrison Osborn Maledon, P.A. 2929 N. Central Avenue, 21st Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (602) 640-9324 fax: (602) 640-9050 mharrisonomlaw.com Bar No. 001226 The proposed rule is intended to remove the unintended punitive effect on respondents of the current rule which requires posting of probation on the State Bar website for five years. Filed April 3, 2017 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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21 May 2018 03:28 PM
2 Replies and 2370 Views R-18-0005 Petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 123 and Juvenile Court rules 19, 47, 75 & 86 Started by  FAIRWorkgroups Hon. Timothy Ryan, Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Maricopa County Superior Court Hon. Michael K. Jeanes, Clerk of Superior Court for Maricopa County 620 W. Jackson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003 nashacosc.maricopa.gov The presiding judge of the juvenile court in the superior court in Maricopa County and the Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County request amendments related to accessing juvenile court records. W...
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21 May 2018 02:04 PM
1 Replies and 2374 Views R-18-0010 Petition to Amend Rule 30, Arizona Rules of Supreme Court Started by  Terry Hurtado Mr. Eric Silverberg, President Arizona Association of Superior Court Administrators P.O. Box 204 Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-8500 Supreme Court Rule 30 governs verbatim recordings of judicial proceedings. Petition would amend Supreme Court Rule 30 to give courts the discretion to deny requests for certified reporters in proceedings where a certified reporter is not mandatory and there is no certified reporter available. Filed January 1...
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by  Carolyn SullivanJump to last post
17 May 2018 02:55 PM
1 Replies and 1417 Views R-18-0027 Petition to Amend Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Started by  forpubliccomment Advay Mengle PO Box 390817 Mountain View, CA 94039 for.public.commentgmail.com In the Matter of: PETITION TO AMEND RULE 123, RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ARIZONA FILED May 9, 2018 COMMENTS ON THIS PETITION ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED Would amend Rule 123 to require courts to provide remote electronic access to non-confidential judicial records using open, non-proprietary format.
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10 May 2018 04:00 PM
2 Replies and 2999 Views R-18-0025 Rules of the Supreme Court Rule 44(d) Started by  PJMember1 Petitioner's Name: David K. Byers Mailing Address: 1501 West Washington Street, Suite 411, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone Number: (602) 452-3301 Email Address: dbyerscourts.az.gov Pursuant to Rules 32(d)(10) and 44, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors administers the Board of Legal Specialization (“BLS”) program under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Arizona State Bar provided the proposed “Rules and Regulat...
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30 Mar 2018 10:10 AM
1 Replies and 4131 Views R-17-0048 Admission on Motion- Rule 34 f(4) A.R.S. Supreme Court Rules Started by  kcalsmith Name: Kenneth C Smith Address: 2728 E Minton Street, Mesa, AZ 85213 Phone: 480-567-6663 Fax: 480-304-9299 Email: kcalsmithgmail.com New Mexico Bar 149157 This amendment would delete Supreme Court Rule 34(f)(4), which makes a person ineligible for bar admission on motion if the person failed to achieve an Arizona scaled score on the uniform bar examination within five years of the date of filing an...
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20 Mar 2018 08:15 PM
1 Replies and 7095 Views R-17-0031 Supreme Court Rules 31, 38 and 39 with Request for Late Filing   Started by  Jennifer Greene Hons. Ryan Andrews, Chair and Randall Howe, Vice Chair Arizona State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum c/o AOC Legal Services 1501 W. Washington, Suite 414 (602) 452-3325 DWitheycourts.az.gov Filed February 23, 2017 Would allow tribal governments from other states seeking to exercise their rights under ICWA in Arizona child custody proceedings to avoid some pro hac vice appearance requirements; to obtain special ad...
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by  Jennifer GreeneJump to last post
01 Mar 2018 10:09 AM
0 Replies and 2172 Views R-18-0024 Rule 64(f)(1)(B), Ariz.R.S.Ct. Started by  Ralph Adams Ralph Adams, 015599 ADAMS & CLARK, PC 520 East Portland Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 258-3542 ralphadamsclark.com Would clarify the language of Rule 64(f)(1)(B), Ariz.R.S.Ct. and eliminate reference to Bar Counsel rendering findings re the need to show rehabilitation. Applicants for reinstatement who have been suspended from the practice of law for more than six months for disciplinary reasons must demonstrate fitness, competen...
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29 Jan 2018 03:19 PM
0 Replies and 2248 Views R-17-0055 Petition to Amend Rules 47, 48 and 58, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court   Started by  Allyson Flanagan Hon. William J. O'Neil Presiding Disciplinary Judge 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 102 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3436 PDJcourts.az.gov This petition would revise Supreme Court Rule 48(b) to correct cross-references to Rules of Civil Procedure 8, 16, and 26. Filed December 1, 2017 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018. IT IS ORDERED canceling the comment period as moot. Court staff is to post this Order...
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11 Jan 2018 10:00 AM
0 Replies and 2069 Views R-18-0016 Petition to Amend Rule 45, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   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 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would amend Rule 45, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., to eliminate outdated provisions and to allow future changes in delinquency fees without further rule amendment. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 03:32 PM
0 Replies and 2088 Views R-18-0015 Petition to Amend Rule 32(c)7, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   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 602-340-7236 patricia.seguinstaff.azbar.org Would authorize the executive director of the state bar to waive the dues of a member for personal hardship, subject to board of governors review of denial. Filed January 10, 2018 Comments must be submitted on or before May 21, 2018.
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10 Jan 2018 03:30 PM
0 Replies and 3563 Views R-17-0052 Petition to Amend Rules 47, 48 and 58, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court (Request for Expedited Adoption)   Started by  Allyson Flanagan Hon. William J. O'Neil Presiding Disciplinary Judge 1501 W. Washington St., Ste. 102 Phoenix, AZ 85007 (602) 452-3436 officepdjcourts.az.gov Filed October 31, 2017 Would amend Rules 47, 48, and 58 of the Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court to correct capitalization and cross-references, to add a notice requirement for production of documents, and to change the time for initial discovery requests in attorney discipline matters....
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03 Nov 2017 10:10 AM
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