Arizona Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Arizona Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Ariz. Const.)
1996 Constitutional Amendments
Amendments proposed by Propositions 101 and 102 were adopted. For texts, see the on-line ballot pamphlet or select and download a word-processor file containing the pamphlet.
1992 Constitutional Amendments
Amendments proposed by Propositions 100, 101, 103–105, and 107–109 were adopted. For texts, see the ballot pamphlet, which is a VERY LARGE Adobe Acrobat file (4.6MB).
These are bills in the current session. Separately available are bills in prior sessions back through the 43rd Legislature (1997–1998). See generally the Arizona Legislature web site.
- Session Laws of Arizona (Ariz. Sess. Laws)
These are laws from the current session. Separately available are laws from prior sessions back through the 43rd Legislature (1997–1998). See generally the Arizona Legislature web site.
1996 Initiative Statutes and Referenda
Initiative statutes proposed by Propositions 200, 201, and 203 were adopted. (No referendum was passed.) For texts, see the on-line ballot pamphlet or select and download a word-processor file containing the pamphlet.
1992 Initiative Statutes and Referenda
(No initiative statute was adopted.) A referendum proposed by Proposition 300 was passed. For the text, see the ballot pamphlet, which is a VERY LARGE Adobe Acrobat file (4.6MB).
- Arizona Revised Statutes (Ariz. Rev. Stat.)
See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.
Arizona Rules of Procedure and Practice
Filing a Complaint in Your Own Behalf in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona
[U.S. District Court] — “These procedural guidelines were written and compiled to assist an individual who wishes to file a civil action on his/her own behalf (Pro Se) before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. These procedural guidelines may also be used by an individual who wishes to file a civil action on his/her own behalf who is found indigent by the court and may proceed without prepayment of costs or fees for filing a complaint in this court. Samples of most documents necessary to initiate an action in federal district court are included in this packet, as well as copies of any federal or local rules referenced in these guidelines.”
Arizona Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Arizona Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Arizona Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Arizona law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
- Arizona Attorney (Ariz. Att’y)
[State Bar of Arizona]
- Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L.)
- Arizona Law Review (Ariz. L. Rev.)
Other Arizona Commentary
- Doing Business in Arizona. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Arizona Law-Related Topical Web Sites
- Arizona Tax
[Michael G. Galloway, Esq. (Ariz.)] — This web site “provides information on all areas of Arizona taxation, including sales, use, property, state income (including residency and unitary), city sales, unemployment and other forms of state and local taxes.”
Arizona Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
Addresses ♦ Names ♦ Numbers
- Litigation Forms
- Forms of Jury Instructions: Civil • Criminal
[State Bar of Arizona]
- Maricopa County Superior Court Forms
Domestic relations, guardianship, and informal probate forms, in WordPerfect 6.1/WIN format.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Forms
- Government Agency Forms
- Department of Revenue: Tax Forms
The most commonly used individual, partnership, and corporation income tax forms, withholding tax forms, and transaction privilege tax forms.
- Transaction Forms
- Business Entity Forms
Other Arizona Resources
Legal Research and Assistance
A Guide to Primary Arizona Legal Materials
[James E. Rogers Coll. of Law]
[James E. Rogers Coll. of Law] — These guides present brief commentary on researching specific topics, prepared by reference librarians, with citations to sources.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Arizona Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Arizona law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Arizona.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
[Pro Bono Net (N.Y.)] — This web site is subtitled “Helping People With Low Incomes Solve Legal Problems.”
- Arizona Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- Legal Self-Help Publications
[Univ. of Arizona, James E. Rogers Coll. of Law] — This is a bibliography of materials held in the university’s law library in Tucson.
- Resources for Legal Advice
[Univ. of Arizona, James E. Rogers Coll. of Law]
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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