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Rule 3.5. Conflicting Trial Dates/Continuance

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Pinal County (Refs & Annos)
Rule 3. Setting Cases for Trial and Postponements
17C A.R.S. Super. Ct. Local Rules--Pinal County, Rule 3.5
Rule 3.5. Conflicting Trial Dates/Continuance
a. Notice to the Court: In the event an attorney has more than one case scheduled for trial on the same date, the attorney shall promptly notify the judges and other counsel involved so the conflict may be resolved.
b. Resolution of Conflicts: Upon being advised of a scheduling conflict, the judges involved shall, if necessary, confer in an effort to resolve the conflict. The following factors may be considered in resolving the conflict:
(1) the nature of the cases as civil, criminal, or juvenile, and the presence of any speedy trial problems;
(2) the length, urgency, or relative importance of the matters;
(3) the involvement of out-of-town witnesses, parties, or counsel;
(4) the age of the cases;
(5) the matter that was set first;
(6) any priority granted by rule or statute;
(7) any other pertinent factor.
c. Sanctions; Payment of Jury Fees: If a postponement is granted in a case set before a jury and the clerk or the jury commissioner is not notified by counsel, or the parties if not represented by counsel, with sufficient time to excuse the jury from attendance, the jury fees and mileage incurred for the entire panel shall be assessed against one or more of the parties in proportions that the trial judge deems reasonable.


Adopted Aug. 30, 2017, effective Jan. 2, 2018.
<The Pinal County Superior Court Local Rules were abrogated, and replacement rules were adopted August 30, 2017, effective January 2, 2018.>
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Pinal County, Rule 3.5, AZ ST PINAL SUPER CT Rule 3.5
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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