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6 Replies and 1737 Views R-20-0009 Petition to Amend the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona by Adopting a New Rule: Rule 24 - Jury Selection Started by  Kevin Heade CENTRAL AZ NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD Kevin D. Heade (AZ Bar 029909) 620 W. Jackson St. Ste. 4015 Phoenix, AZ. 85003 (480) 251-8534 Kevin.Headegmail.com The Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild submits this petition to amend the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona by adopting a new rule, Rule 24: Jury Selection. The proposed rule establishes new substantiv...
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by  Jared KeenanJump to last post
06 Apr 2020 10:12 AM
117 Replies and 19147 Views R-20-0034 Petition to Restlye and Amend Supreme Court Rule 31; Adopt New Rule 33.1; and Amend Rules 32, 41, 42 (Various ERs from 1.0 to 5.7), 46-51, 54-58, 60, and 75-76 Started by  Jennifer Albright
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Dave Byers Executive Director, Administrative Office of Courts Member, Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov Petition to restyle and amend Rule 31; amend Rules 32, 41, 42 (ERs 1.0, 1.5-1.8, 1.17, 5.1, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7), 46-51, 54-58, 60, 75 and 76, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.; and adopt new Rule 33.1, Ariz....
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by  Yolanda FoxJump to last post
02 Apr 2020 08:32 AM
1 Replies and 722 Views R-20-0007 Petition to Amend Rule 38, Arizona Rules of Supreme Court Started by  Jennifer Albright Dave Byers Executive Director, Administrative Office of Courts As Member and on Behalf of Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-3301 ***A supplemental petition was filed on March 31, 2020, to align the proposed amendments in R-20-0007 with Rul...
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by  Jennifer GreeneJump to last post
31 Mar 2020 03:46 PM
0 Replies and 74 Views R-20-0035 PETITION TO AMEND THE PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION   Started by  Yolanda Fox Honorable Robert M. Brutinel, Chief Justice, Chair Commission on Appellate Court Appointments, Petitioner 1501 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 85007 Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 28, the Commissions on Appellate Court Appointments (“Commission”) requests this Court to amend the Procedures for Nominations for the Independent Redistricting Commission. Filed March 31, 2020 COMMENTS ON THIS PETITION ARE NOT CURRENTLY BEING ...
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1 Replies and 839 Views R-20-0030 Petition to Amend Rule 42, of Supreme Court Rules, ERs 7.1 through 7.5 Started by  Jennifer Albright Dave Byers Executive Director, Administrative Office of Courts Member, Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services State Courts Building 1501 West Washington Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Telephone: (602) 452-3301 Projects2courts.az.gov The proposed amendments address lawyer advertising and incorporate many of the 2018 ABA Model Rule amendments as recommended by the Task Force on the Delivery of Legal...
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30 Mar 2020 03:50 PM
4 Replies and 825 Views R-20-0022 Petition to Amend Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., Rule 28, (g) (3) Started by  Mo Mauricio R. Hernandez (020181) P.O. Box 7347 Goodyear, AZ 85338 Telephone: (623) 363-2649 molawmrh.com This petition would amend Arizona Supreme Court Rule 28, 'Procedure for Adoption, Amendment, and Abrogation of Court Rules,' specifically subsection (g) (3) 'Notice,' by proposing that where the Court takes action on a petition, notices should contain a simple disclosure of the Court's thinking and the polling of justices. Thi...
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by  George SchadeJump to last post
24 Mar 2020 02:22 PM
1 Replies and 1019 Views R-19-0043 Rule 81, Rules of the Supreme Court, Application Section Started by  Charles Adornetto Pursuant to Rule 28, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., and by approval of the Bench on November 12, 2019, the Maricopa County Justice Courts respectfully petitions this Court to amend Rule 81 of the Rules of the Supreme Court; more specifically, amend the definition of Part D: Pro Tempore Part-Time Judge in the Application section to include volunteer Small Claims and Civil Traffic Hearing Officers appointed pursuant to state statute. Would amend Rule 81 Part D, Rules of the Supreme Court to inc...
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by  Margaret DownieJump to last post
13 Mar 2020 10:15 AM
1 Replies and 900 Views R-20-0003 AZ Sup. Crt. Rule 39 Started by  J. Greene Filed on behalf of: 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 TribalCourtForumcourts.az.gov Would amend Supreme Court Rule 39(a) to eliminate pro hac vice requirements in Indian Child Welfare Cases Filed January 8, 2020 Comments must be submitted on or befo...
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by  Brandelle WhitworthJump to last post
10 Feb 2020 12:54 PM
0 Replies and 583 Views R-20-0026 Due Process for Attorneys Started by  Martin Lynch Petition to amend SC Rule 32 to provide Due Process per Arizona State Constitution Art 2 Sect 23 . If the State Bar unjustly sanctions an Attorney, that Attorney may ask for and shall be provided a new hearing in Superior Court where the evidence shall be examined and the final decision on licensure and discipline made by a Jury randomly selected from the Jury pool. There shall be 10 Jurors, clear and convincing evidence, and a unanimous verdict to severely sanction an attorn...
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10 Jan 2020 09:12 PM
0 Replies and 710 Views R-20-0020 Petition to Amend Rules 34 Through 37, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona Started by  Katherine Novak Mark D. Wilson, Director Certification and Licensing Division Administrative Office of the Courts Supreme Court of Arizona 1501 W. Washington St., Ste 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 cmitchellcourts.az.gov Would amend rules pertaining to admission to the practice of law in Arizona, particularly with regard to (1) confirmation of applicant certification to sit for the Arizona bar examination; (2) admission on motion requiremen...
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0 Replies and 553 Views R-20-0019 Rule 81 of the Rules of the Supreme Court Started by  MPalmer_ Mike Palmer 18402 N 19th Ave., 109 Phoenix, AZ 85023 602-513-3738 mikepalmer_azyahoo.com Would uphold the First Amendment rights of lawyers and pro se litigant of faith, so that they won't be punished for exercising their Free Speech right to not utter 'compelled speech.' Would amend sub-Rule 2.3(C) of Sup. Ct. Rule 81 regarding the content of lawyer's statements in legal proce...
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10 Jan 2020 03:15 PM
0 Replies and 604 Views R-20-0013 Petition to Amend Various Rules of Procedure Related to Creating the Verbatim Record of Judicial Proceedings Started by  mmathes David K. Byers, Administrative Director Administrative Office of the Courts 1501 West Washington St. Phoenix AZ 85007 (602) 452-3966 mmathescourts.az.gov Would modify several rules of procedure to allow courts to create and maintain a complete and accurate record electronically to supplement court reporters and to modernize language in existing rules. Would amend civil, criminal and other procedural rul...
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09 Jan 2020 03:49 PM
0 Replies and 507 Views R-20-0001 Petition for the Adoption of Clarifying and Technical Amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, The Arizona Rules of Procedure for Special Actions, and Rules of the Arizona Supreme Cou   Started by  Yolanda Fox ****This petition addresses rules in multiple Forums. Please refer to the petition in the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure forum to view the petition, attachments, and any comments filed. Any comments submitted for this petition should be done in the Rules of Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure forum**** John W. Rogers, Bar No. 006439 Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office 1501 W. Washington, S...
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0 Replies and 926 Views R-19-0044 Rules 33, 34, 35 & 37, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Started by  Katherine Novak Mark D. Wilson, Director Certification and Licensing Division Administrative Office of the Courts Supreme Court of Arizona 1501 W. Washington St., Ste 104 Phoenix, AZ 85007 mrmartinezcourts.az.gov This petition would (1) allow the Supreme Court to select the chair of the Committee on Examinations and Committee on Character and Fitness; and (2) clarify the Court's role with respect to minimum passing scores ...
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4 Replies and 2329 Views R-19-0040 Petition to Amend Rule 56, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  bcrmember Maret Vessella, Bar No. 019350 Chief Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7236 maret.vessellastaff.azbar.org Would authorize bar counsel to enter into diversion agreements with state bar discipline case respondents during investigation as well as intake. Filed 09/03/2019 Comments must be submitted on or before October 21, 2019. ...
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by  Michelle MartinezJump to last post
21 Oct 2019 11:20 AM
3 Replies and 3972 Views R-19-0011 Petition to Amend Rules 38 and 39 and Abrogate Rule 40, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court   Started by  Yolanda Fox Hon. Ann A. Scott Timmer, Chair Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee 1501 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 KCurrycourts.az.gov Would amend Rules 38 and 39 and abrogate Rule 40, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court, to rationalize exceptions to the usual attorney admission process. Fil...
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by  Allyson FlanaganJump to last post
22 Jul 2019 09:44 AM
3 Replies and 3445 Views R-19-0030 Rule 43 Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Tracy Ward Tracy Ward 7683 West Marconi Avenue Peoria, AZ 85382 623-842-3182 TracyWard2006yahoo.com The proposal seeks to update the trust account rules to assist lawyers in understanding the recordkeeping requirements and to allow the use of technology as it continues to advance. Would amend Rule 43, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, to clarify trust account record-keeping requirements and to allow for use...
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31 May 2019 04:46 PM
13 Replies and 4550 Views R-19-0005 Petition to Amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court   Started by  Timothy Sandefur Timothy Sandefur (Bar No. 033670), Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 462-5000, litigationgoldwaterinstitute.org Would amend Rules 32(c) and (d), Rules of the Supreme Court, to make voluntary some aspects of bar membership and to provide for audit to verify the use of mandatory dues Filed: January 9, 2019 Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2019. Replies must be submitted on or before June 1, 2019.
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by  Timothy SandefurJump to last post
30 May 2019 11:00 AM
1 Replies and 2680 Views R-19-0026 Petition to Amend Rule 70, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.   Started by  bcrmember Maret Vessella, Bar No. 019350 Chief Bar Counsel State Bar of Arizona 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-340-7250 maret.vessellastaff.azbar.org Would amend Rule 70, Arizona Rules of the Supreme Court, to clarify the scope of public access to state bar information and records. Filed: January 10, 2019 Comments must be submitted on or before May 1, 2019....
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by  Katherine NovakJump to last post
01 May 2019 02:36 PM
1 Replies and 6750 Views R-18-0024 Rule 64(f)(1)(B), Ariz.R.S.Ct.   Started by  Deleted User 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...
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01 May 2019 02:34 PM
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