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Rule 29. Alternative Dispute Resolution

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedArizona Rules of Protective Order ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Protective Order Procedure
Part V. Issuance of Protective Orders
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules Protect.Ord. Proc., Rule 29
Formerly cited as AZ ST RPOP Rule 1
Rule 29. Alternative Dispute Resolution
(a) Prohibition on Mediation of an Order of Protection. Parties to an Order of Protection cannot be referred to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) regarding the Order of Protection. But see Rule 67(B)(3), Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, regarding mediation of parenting time or legal decision-making when an Order of Protection is in effect.
(b) Mediation of a Harassment Injunction. If the court determines that an ADR process is appropriate for a harassment injunction case, the court may refer the case to ADR. This does not include harassment injunctions based on allegations of sexual violence.
(c) Notification Regarding Nonparticipation in ADR. Before beginning ADR, each party must be notified in writing or orally in open court of the ability to decline to participate in ADR. Neither party can be required to appear for ADR pending determination of this matter.


Formerly Rule 1 in part, added Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Amended Sept. 16, 2008, effective Sept. 26, 2008. Adopted on a permanent basis effective Sept. 3, 2009. Amended Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Renumbered Rule 29 and amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Amended Aug. 27, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Protective Order Proc., Rule 29, AZ ST RPOP Rule 29
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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