Rule 53. Masters
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 53
Rule 53. Masters
(A) A master must not have a relationship to the parties, attorneys, action, or court that would require disqualification of a judge under Arizona Supreme Court Rule 81, unless the parties, with the court's approval, consent to the appointment after the master discloses any potential grounds for disqualification.
(3) Meetings. Unless the court orders otherwise, upon receiving the appointing order the master must promptly set a time and place for the first meeting of the parties or their attorneys. The first meeting should be held within 20 days after the date of the appointing order. If a party fails to appear at the scheduled meeting, the master may proceed ex parte or, in the master's discretion, reschedule the meeting with notice to the parties.
(3) Allocating Payment. If a master's compensation is to be paid by a party or the parties, the court must allocate payment among the parties after considering the nature and amount of the controversy, the parties' means, the extent to which any party is more responsible than other parties for the reference to a master, and any other factor the court deems relevant. An interim allocation may be amended by the court to reflect a decision on the merits after providing notice to the parties and an opportunity to be heard.
Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 53, AZ ST RCP Rule 53
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through November 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through November 1, 2023.
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