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Rule 4.1. Paper Filing

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Appellate Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part I: General Provisions
Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (ARCAP), Rule 4.1
Rule 4.1. Paper Filing
(a) Filing in Paper. A document is filed “in paper” when it is filed in actual paper form rather than through an appellate court's electronic filing portal.
(b) When Required. A document, a portion of a document, or an exhibit must be filed in paper with an appellate court if it:
(1) Was filed in the superior court under seal or in a sealed case;
(2) Is filed with a motion that the appellate court seal the document;
(3) Is filed in a proceeding requesting an order under A.R.S. § 36-2152 (Parental Consent Waiver Proceedings) and Supreme Court Rule 102; or
(4) Constitutes an application or supplemental application for waiver or deferral of any court fee or court cost under A.R.S. § 12-302, including any document that accompanies an application or supplement.
(c) When Allowed. The following persons may file in paper in an appellate court:
(1) A self-represented party;
(2) A party that the court has determined is eligible for a deferral or waiver of court fees and costs under A.R.S. § 12-302, if the party provides to an appellate clerk a copy of the order granting the deferral or waiver of court fees;
(3) An attorney employed by an approved legal services organization representing a party that is unable to pay the applicable fee for electronic filing in a civil case. The Administrative Office of the Courts (“AOC”) will provide the Chief Justice, the Chief Judges of the Court of Appeals, and the appellate clerks with a list of legal services organizations approved under Rule 38, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, and it will provide an updated list upon the addition or removal of an organization; or
(4) A party that for good cause obtains an exception from the appellate court to file paper documents.
A person permitted to file in paper may file documents electronically.
(d) Filings; Number of Copies. In an appellate court, a party must file an original and one copy of any paper document not filed under seal, including a separate appendix, a petition for review, or a petition for transfer. A party must file an original and six copies of a brief filed under seal, and an original and one copy of any other document, including an exhibit, filed under seal.
(e) Method of Filing. A party may file a paper document by mailing it or otherwise delivering it to the appellate clerk. Whether mailed or delivered in another manner, a document other than a brief is deemed filed when it is accepted for filing by the appellate clerk. Rule 15 governs filing paper briefs by mail and by other means of delivery.


Added Sept. 2, 2014, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
17B A. R. S. Civil Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 4.1, AZ ST CIV A P Rule 4.1
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 1, 2024.
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