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of Historical Importance

Certain cases filed in Arizona courts may be identified as having historical significance because of a special legal issue or controversy in the case, the relevance of one or more parties to the action, or because it is a notable or newsworthy case. .

Pursuant to § 3-402 and § 4-302 , a motion to designate a case as historically significant must be filed either by a member of the citizenry or by the court upon its own motion. The motion must identify at least one reason why the case should be designated as historically significant.


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The forms available on this site are generic and will be accepted in courts throughout the state. Please note that each court may have forms that it prefers to use. You can visit AZCourtHelp.org to get more information about forms from a particular court.
Form name Form number
Motion to designate a case as historically important (English only) AOCGNGF3F