Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

ATTENTION CIVIL PRACTITIONERS: THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO THE CIVIL RULES CONCERNING CASE MANAGEMENT AND TRIAL SETTINGS LIKELY TO IMPACT THE MAJORITY OF YOUR CASES.

 

The Supreme Court adopted significant amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure in 2013, significantly altering civil case management and trial setting procedures in the Superior Court.  These amendments were effective April 15, 2014, but likely affect the majority of cases pending at that time (under specific circumstances as outlined in the order), as well as all cases filed on or after that date. Every attorney with a civil case in the Superior Court should review the amendments [click here] and the Amended Order Regarding Applicability [click here] to determine what action is required.

The Supreme Court adopted significant amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure ("ARCAP") and related appellate rules in 2014. These amendment were effective January 1, 2015. Every attorney with an appeal in Arizona courts should review the ARCAP amendments and the Supreme Court Orders adopting them. [click here and here].


 

Mission

Study and make recommendations on proposals and/or issues involving the various rules impacting civil practice as submitted by the Bar or third parties.  Prepare petitions regarding rule amendments and comments on third-party petitions as deemed necessary.

For more information contact:


Jennifer Ford
Staff Liaison
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
602.340.7387