Historically Significant Case

Certain cases filed in Arizona courts may be identified as historically significant because of the unique legal issue or controversy involved, the prominence of one or more of the parties to the action, or because of other high-profile or newsworthy reasons. According to ACJA § 3-402 and § 4-302, a motion to request that a case be designated historically significant must be filed either by a member of the public or on the court's own motion. The motion must identify one or more reasons the case should be designated historically significant.

The forms available on this site are generic and may be accepted by courts statewide. Please note that each court might have their own preferred forms. You can visit AZCourtHelp.org for more information about court-specific forms.


Form Title Form No. Instructions
Motion to Designate Case as Historically Significant AOC GNGF3F  



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