Vol. 11, No. 11 December 2015
Play by the Rules
A majority of court rules approved by the Supreme Court in August 2015
will take effect on January 1, 2016. An overview of new and amended rules
including new forms can be found through state and local bar associations,
subject matter interest groups, and the rules of court online at https://govt.westlaw.com/azrules/.
Information, including the final version of adopted rules, is also available by
clicking on “Rule Amendments from Recent Rules Agenda(s)” at the Arizona
Judicial Branch’s Rules website at http://www.azcourts.gov/rules/.
National Adoption Day
The Superior Court reported 280 children were adopted during National
Adoption Day on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Juvenile Court Center in Phoenix. Twenty-three
clerk staff joined Governor Ducey, judges, court staff, former participants,
families, professional sports mascots and superheroes in what was likely the
largest event of its kind in the country. See the Clerk’s Facebook page (Clerk
of Superior Court in Maricopa County) and Twitter account (@MaricopaClerk) for
pictures from the event.
Happy Holidays to you and your families throughout the season and into
the New Year. Travel safely and allow extra time on the roads we share with our
winter visitors. The Clerk’s Office looks forward to a strong finish this year
and improvements into the next.