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CHANGES TO NCOURT PAYMENT PROCESSING

Starting the week of July 23rd, nCourt is changing the way transactions appear on filers’ bank statements.

PHOENIX - nCourt processes the filing fees, application fees and payment processing fees for all efiling submissions submitted through eFileAZ or AZTurboCourt. Previously, these fees appeared as separate charges on your bank or credit card statement.

Starting the week of July 23rd, these charges will be combined and appear as a single transaction on your statements.

This change only impacts filers who process their payments using MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards

There will be no change for filers who process their payments using Visa.

If you experience any challenges reconciling your bank statement with the payment reports available on either eFileAZ or TurboCourt, please contact the AOC Support Desk.

AOC Support Services
Local Phone:  (602) 452-3519
Toll Free: 1 (800) 720-7743
Email:  pasupport@courts.az.gov
Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:00am - 6:00 pm
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eFILING AVAILABLE JULY 2, 2018 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT IN GRAHAM COUNTY

PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Superior Court in Graham County will begin accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt eFiling applications beginning Monday, July 2, 2018.  Currently efiling of civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Apaches, Gila, Greenlee, Pinal, Mohave, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties, and for civil subsequent documents only in Maricopa County.  Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both eFiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, attach more than one lead document per submission, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.


CHANGES TO EFILING APPLICATION EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018


To comply with the changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure regarding Discovery Tiers, TurboCourt and eFileAZ have made the following changes which will go into effect July 1, 2018.

1. When initiating a civil case in Superior Court, the filer will be required to indicate the Discovery Tier that applies to the case.  The system also provides the ability to indicate the amount in  controversy, however, the amount is not required.

2. Filers will have the ability to submit the following new documents in subsequent cases:

a.  Motion to Change Discovery Tier
b.  Motion to Exceed Discovery Tier
c.  Stipulation to Change Discovery Tier
d.  Statement:  Rule 26(d) Joint Statement for Discovery/Disclosure Dispute
e.  Petition:  Verified Rule 45.2 Petition

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact AOC Support at 602-452-3519 or pasupport@courts.az.gov.


eFILING MANDATORY IN PINAL AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES


PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order 2018-40 which requires attorneys to electronically file initiation and post-initiation civil case documents when filing into the Superior Court in Pinal and Santa Cruz Counties beginning June 1, 2018.  Procedural requirements described in Administrative Order 2016-20 shall apply to all civil case documents eFiled in the Superior Court in Pinal and Santa Cruz Counties.  While it is not required, self-represented litigants may also file electronically through AZTurboCourt and eFileAZ.

Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Gila, Greenlee, Pima (AZTurboCourt only), Pinal, Mohave, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma Counties, and for civil subsequent documents only in Maricopa County.  Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the state to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties, however, there are some differences when submitting and retrieving documents in other counties.  Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training.  For information on available training dates and locations, please visit www.azcourts.gov/eFilinginformation/training or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.


eFILING AVAILABLE MAY 7, 2018 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT IN GREENLEE AND GILA COUNTIES

PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Superior Court in Greenlee and Gila Counties will begin accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt eFiling applications beginning Monday, May 7, 2018.  Currently efiling of civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Pinal, Mohave, Santa Cruz, Yavapai, Yuma Counties, and for civil subsequent documents only in Maricopa County.  Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

 

Both eFiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, attach more than one lead document per submission, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.


eFILING AVAILABLE MARCH 12, 2018 IN SUPERIOR COURT IN YUMA COUNTY


PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Superior Court in Yuma County will begin accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt eFiling applications beginning Monday, March 12, 2018.  Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Pinal, Mohave, Santa Cruz, Yavapai Counties, and for civil subsequent documents only in Maricopa County.  Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both eFiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating* and subsequent cases electronically, attach more than one lead document per submission*, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents. 

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties. However, there are some differences between submitting documents in the Superior Court in Pima and Maricopa Counties as compared to submitting documents into other counties in the State.  Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training.  For information on available training dates and locations please visit www.azcourts.gov/eFilinginformation/training  or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.

* Maricopa County does not support case initiation via e-filing at this time, and only allows for one lead document to be e-filed per submission.


eFILING NOW AVAILABLE IN PINAL COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT


PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce that Pinal County Superior Court is now accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt efiling applications. eFiling is currently available using both applications in Yavapai County, Mohave County, Santa Cruz County, and Maricopa County Superior courts. Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents via efiling in the coming months.

Both efiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, the ability to attach more than one lead document per submission, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and other functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.

Your firm may already be using AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties, however, there are some differences between the applications and IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED THAT YOU ATTEND TRAINING! For information on how to register, set up a payment method, information on how to use the application, and training dates and locations, please contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743 for more information, or visit http://www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation/training.


ADDITIONAL eFILING VENDOR AVAILABLE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT IN MARICOPA COUNTY


PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its statewide electronic court filing (efiling) services. Administrative Order 2017-131, effective December 20, 2017, allows the Superior Court in Maricopa County to now accept electronic filings of subsequent documents in civil and tax cases through multiple efiling applications:  AZTurboCourt and eFileAZ.  AZTurboCourt and eFileAZ are the approved efiling and e-service provider in the State of Arizona. The AZ TurboCourt efiling application can be access at TurboCourt.com. The eFileAz efiling application can be accessed at efile.azcourts.gov.

For information on both efiling application and available training dates please visit www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation or contract the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.


MANDATORY E-FILING TO BEGIN FOR YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT AND MOHAVE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT


PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order 2017-117 which requires attorneys to electronically file initiation and post-initiation civil case documents when filing into the Superior Court in Yavapai* and Mohave Counties beginning December 1, 2017. Procedural requirements described in Administrative Order No. 2016-20 shall apply to all civil case documents e-filed in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties. While it is not required, self-represented litigants may also file electronically through AZTurboCourt and eFileAZ.

Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties, and through AZTurboCourt for the Superior Court in Maricopa and Pima Counties. Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the state to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both efiling applications offer the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, to attach more than one lead document per submission, to issue summons and subpoenas, and to generate the civil cover sheet. They also offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties, however there are some differences when submitting documents in other counties. Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training. For information on available training dates and locations please visit www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation/training or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.

* Please review Yavapai County Administrative Order 2017-17 for more information specific to Yavapai County.


PIMA COUNTY FASTAR PROGRAM BEGINS NOVEMBER 1, 2017

PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court has signed Administrative Order 2017-116 to establish the Fast Trial and Alternative Resolution Program (FASTAR) in Pima County. This program is being piloted in General Civil cases with the goal of achieving a more efficient and inexpensive, yet fair, resolution of eligible cases.

To be eligible for the FASTAR program, civil cases must meet each of the following four criteria:

The plaintiff requests monetary damages only, and is not requesting injunctive or other non-monetary relief.

  1. The amount of money sought by each plaintiff exceeds the limit set by local rule for compulsory arbitration.
  2. The amount of money sought by each plaintiff does not exceed $50,000, including punitive damages but excluding interest, costs and attorneys’ fees.
  3. Plaintiff will not need to serve the summons and complaint on any defendant in a foreign country.

The FASTAR program has generated three new forms under the new FASTAR rules. These forms will be generated in lieu of a Certificate of Compulsory Arbitration and Controverting Certificate of Arbitration. The new forms are as follows:

  1. Rule 102 (a) FASTAR Certificate
  2. Rule 102 (b) FASTAR Controverting Certificate
  3. FASTAR Choice Certificate

AZTurboCourt has been updated to allows filers in Pima County to participate in the FASTAR pilot program AZTurboCourt will automatically generate the Rule 102 (a) FASTAR Certificate and the Rule 102 (b) FASTAR Controverting Certificate based on the responses provided by the filer in the application.  Filers can upload a FASTAR Choice Certificate from the document selection screen within AZTurboCourt.

For more information about FASTAR Administrative Order and Rules, please visit:  http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/22/admorder/Orders17/2017-116.pdf


EFILING AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16, 2017 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court is pleased to announce the Superior Court in Santa Cruz County will begin accepting electronic filings of civil case initiation and civil subsequent documents through the eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt efiling applications beginning Monday, October 16, 2017. Currently eFiling of Civil case initiation and subsequent documents is supported through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the Superior Court in Yavapai and Mohave Counties, and through AZTurboCourt for the Superior Court in Maricopa and Pima Counties. Plans are underway for the remaining Superior Courts in the State to begin accepting civil documents through eFileAZ and AZTurboCourt in the coming months.

Both efiling applications bring with them the ability to file both civil initiating and subsequent cases electronically, attach more than one lead document per submission, issue summons and subpoenas, generate the civil cover sheet, and offer additional functionality that will allow for faster filing of court documents.

Your firm may already be using the AZTurboCourt eFiling application to file documents in Pima and Maricopa Counties. However, there are some differences between submitting documents in the Superior Court in Pima and Maricopa Counties as compared to submitting documents into other counties in the State. Due to these differences, it is recommended that you attend training. For information on available training dates and locations please visit www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation/training or contact the AOC Support Center at 602-452-3519 or 800-720-7743.