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Rule CV-9. Cases Preferred for Trial

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Mohave County (Refs & Annos)
Civil Rules
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Mohave County, Rule CV-9
Rule CV-9. Cases Preferred for Trial
A. Priority. The following cases shall be preferred for trial:
1. Any case granted a preference by statute or other rule of court;
2. Juvenile cases;
3. Criminal cases;
4. Mental Health cases;
5. Domestic Relations cases;
6. Contested Probate cases;
7. Short Cause Civil cases;
8. Hardship Civil cases
B. Statutory, Rule or Court Ordered Preference. All cases entitled to a preference for trial by reason of statute, rule or order of court shall be set for trial at the earliest practicable date.
C. Hardship. Preference by reason of hardship may be granted only upon motion supported by affidavit.
D. Extraordinary Circumstances. Upon motion to the Presiding Judge in extraordinary circumstances any case entitled to a preference may be assigned to another judge on the court, to a visiting judge, retired judge or judge pro tempore. In the absence of prior resolution by the assigned trial judge and lawyers involved, resolution of trial calendar conflicts among lawyers in different cases involving extraordinary circumstances may be determined by the Presiding judge.
E. Short Cause (Civil). A short cause (Civil) is any civil case stipulated by all parties to take less than one hour to try to the court. If the trial of any short cause is not completed within one hour of actual trial time, the trial judge shall make such orders as are appropriate, including a continuance and may order that it take place on the regular trial calendar without preference.


Added as CV-10 Aug. 30, 1993, effective Dec. 1, 1993. Renumbered as CV-9 and amended June 30, 2009, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Mohave County, Rule CV-9, AZ ST MOHAVE SUPER CT Rule CV-9
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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