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Rule 15. Privileged Communications and Immunity from Civil Suit

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Commission on Judicial Conduct (Refs & Annos)
Section B. General Provisions
17C A.R.S. Jud.Conduct Comm.Rules of Proc., Rule 15
Rule 15. Privileged Communications and Immunity from Civil Suit
Communications with the supreme court, the court's staff, the commission, or commission staff relating to judicial misconduct or incapacity and testimony given in any proceedings before the commission, a panel thereof, or a hearing officer shall be absolutely privileged as provided by law. No civil action may be instituted against any complainant or witness on the basis of these privileged communications. Members of the commission, commission staff, hearing officers, and court staff shall be immune from suit for any conduct in the course of their official duties.

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Added by Order dated Oct. 11, 2001, effective Jan. 1, 2002. Amended Sept. 2, 2014, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Editors' Notes

RULES GOVERNING
<Proceedings commenced prior to the January 1, 2002 effective date of these new rules shall continue to be governed by the rules effective prior to the effective date until the closure of the matter.>
HISTORICAL NOTES
The former rule, adopted May 24, 1990, effective July 1, 1990, amended March 27, 1995, effective June 1, 1995, was abrogated by Order dated October 11, 2001, effective December 31, 2001. Because the former rule has continuing effect for actions begun prior to the date of repeal, the text of the rule is set out below.
“Rule 15. Immunity from Civil Suit
“Communications with the supreme court, the court's staff, the commission, or commission staff relating to judicial misconduct or disability and testimony given in any proceedings before the commission or special masters appointed by the commission shall be absolutely privileged, and no civil action may be instituted against any complainant or witness on the basis of these privileged communications. Members of the commission, special masters, and commission staff shall be immune from suit for any conduct in the course of their official duties.”
17C A. R. S. Jud. Conduct Comm. Rules of Proc., Rule 15, AZ ST J COND COMM Rule 15
Current with amendments received through 08/15/19
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