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The Clerk of the Arizona Supreme Court performs a myriad of detailed responsibilities in support of the Court’s constitutional appellate litigation functions, rule making authority and attorney discipline authority. The Clerk maintains the Court’s case files and disseminates the Court’s opinions, decisions and orders.
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Supreme Court Clerk’s Office Remains Open During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency -

The Supreme Court Clerk’s Office remains open for business during the COVID-19 pandemic and your safety and the safety of our employees is a priority. There are a number of ways the public can conduct court business without entering the building to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. The Rules requiring attorneys to file electronically through TurboCourt (www.turbocourt.com) remain in effect.
  2. Self-represented litigants may file electronically through TurboCourt (fees apply) or may file by sending filings through the U.S. Mail to: Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 402, Phoenix, AZ 85007
  3. Fee Waiver/Deferral Applications which are generally filed at the front counter or through the mail may be filed electronically using TurboCourt during this public health emergency.
  4. If you have questions, please contact the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office at 602.452.3396 or email scclerk@courts.az.gov. (Please note that filings will not be accepted through email).
  5. Electronic copies of non-sensitive documents may be requested through the scclerk@courts.az.gov email account.
  6. Please visit the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office website for information regarding case status.
  7. If you must come to the clerk’s office please practice social distancing and consider wearing a mask. If a person is standing at the counter, please wait outside the door until that person exits the area.
  8. Please call ahead if you need to use the public viewing room, again to maintain social distancing and to provide an opportunity for the building housekeeping staff to sanitize the room between users. 

 

La Oficina del Secretario de la Corte Suprema permanece abierta durante la emergencia de salud pública COVID-19

 La Oficina del Secretario de la Corte Suprema permanece abierta a los negocios durante la pandemia COVID-19 y su seguridad y la seguridad de nuestros empleados es una prioridad. Hay una serie de maneras en que el público puede llevar a cabo negocios en la corte sin entrar en el edificio para garantizar la seguridad de todos.

1. Las Reglas que requieren que los abogados presenten electrónicamente a través de TurboCourt (www.turbocourt.com) permanecen en vigor.

2.  Los litigantes auto-representados pueden presentar electrónicamente a través de TurboCourt (se aplican cargos) o pueden presentar presentaciones a través del Correo de los EE. UU. a: Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 402, Phoenix, AZ 85007

3. Las solicitudes de extención/aplazamiento de tarifas que generalmente se presentan en el mostrador frontal o a través del correo, pueden presentarse electrónicamente utilizando TurboCourt durante esta emergencia de salud pública.

4. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con la Oficina del Secretario de la Corte Suprema al 602.452.3396 o envíe un correo electrónico scclerk@courts.az.gov. (Tenga en cuenta que las presentaciones no serán aceptadas por correo electrónico).

5. Se pueden solicitar copias electrónicas de documentos no sensibles a través de la cuenta de correo electrónico scclerk@courts.az.gov.

6.  Visite el sitio web de la Oficina del Secretario de la Corte Suprema para obtener información sobre el estado del caso.

7.  Si usted debe venir a la oficina del secretario por favor practique el distanciamiento social y considere usar una máscara. Si una persona está parada en el mostrador, espere afuera de la puerta hasta que la persona salga de la zona.

8. Por favor, llame con anticipación si necesita utilizar la sala de visualización pública, de nuevo para mantener el distanciamiento social y para proporcionar una oportunidad para que el personal de limpieza del edificio pueda desinfectar la habitación entre los usuarios.

 

eFiling REMINDER:  When eFiling into the Arizona Supreme Court, AZTurboCourt requires the user to separately upload the certificate of service and the certificate of compliance when filing the lead document (e.g., petition, response) filing.  Please do not combine the certificate of service and compliance as part of the petition or response document. 

 If you have any questions, please call the office of the Clerk of the Court at (602) 452-3396. 

Active Case Information is Available at the Arizona Supreme Court  For several years, the Arizona Supreme Court Clerk’s Office has maintained three informational websites for active cases. As well as, a web-page dedicated to current granted cases and cases that are on direct appeal.  The Court’s calendars can also be found by clicking here.

Introducing Arizona Supreme Court News, Info and More eNotification Sign up! Did you know that the supreme court has now joined the court of appeals, division one, in increasing the document size from 10MB to 20 MB per lead document when eFiling in AZTurboCourt?  Did you also know that a party to a case can view all public case documents electronically in *AZTurboCourt?   Click here for more information.

Keep up-to-date on this and more important and helpful information by signing up to receive e-notifications today!  Click here to sign up. (Send email without a subject)

*Restrictions apply – a party must successfully file one-time into the case per each court for access. 

 

eFILING NEWS! - As of September 13, 2017, AZTurboCourt increased the document size to 20MB per lead document for the Arizona Supreme Court. 

If you have any questions, please call the office of the Clerk of the Court at (602) 452-3396.

 
U.S. SUPREME COURT ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM

On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation.  While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system.  Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system.  Additional information is available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/filingandrules/electronicfiling.aspx  

 
ARIZONA SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES ARIZONA CASE CITATION POLICY -

The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce that as of now it will no longer require any appellate briefs, petitions, and other pleadings filed in this Court to contain parallel citations for Arizona cases.  This means that when citing Arizona cases to the Court, lawyers and self-representing parties need only cite to the Arizona Reports alone, without a parallel citation to the Pacific Reports.

While the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure has not required any more than citation to the official reports for civil appeals since January 1, 2015, for criminal matters Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 31.13(c)(vi) currently requires citation “also when possible to the unofficial reports.”  A petition that proposes to restyle the Criminal Rules, specifically proposed new Rule 31.10(g), is expected to be on the Court’s August Rules Agenda.  Meanwhile, the Court will no longer expect parallel citations in criminal case filings. 

Citations for specific points of law within a case still must include “the volume, page number and, if applicable, the paragraph number, of the official Arizona reporter.” See Arizona Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 13(f).  

 
OPINIONS NOTIFICATION - Effective immediately, the Arizona Supreme Court Clerk's Office will notify counsel 24 hours prior to the filing of an Opinion by email only.  
 
CIVIL PETITIONS FOR REVIEW - Although the Court prefers typewritten petitions for review with a 3500 word count for civil petitions for review, a self-represented litigant may submit a handwritten petition.  The petition may not exceed 12 consecutively numbered pages.  A certificate of service and the final order from the Court of Appeals must accompany the civil petition for review. 
 
AGENDAS and CASES BEFORE THE COURT-  This site provides a list of cases currently before the state’s highest court.  This page makes it easy for litigants, attorneys, media, and others to find information about cases before the Supreme Court.  Users may visit this page by clicking here.
 
E-FILING AT THE SUPREME COURT - As of April 2, 2012, all lawyers are required to file documents electronically through AZTurboCourt.  Others who are interested in e-filing documents with the Arizona Supreme Court may also use AZTurboCourt.  Please click here to access the website.  To learn how to use AZTurboCourt and/or sign up for training please click here
 
APPELLATE CASE INFORMATION and TRANSCRIPT DUE DATES AVAILABLE ONLINE– Want to know what documents have been filed in a case, a case number, or when a transcript is due?  This site offers information for active cases, including case dockets, court calendars, Opinions, Memorandum Decisions, court minutes and transcript due dates. To visit the site, click here or on the link in the left column of this page.