Rule 16. Amicus Curiae
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Appellate ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2021
Effective: January 1, 2021
Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (ARCAP), Rule 16
Rule 16. Amicus Curiae
(2) Motion to File. If a person files a motion to submit a brief as amicus curiae, the person must lodge the brief with the motion. The motion must identify the interest of the person, state that the person has read the relevant brief, petition or motion, and state the reasons why the appellate court's acceptance of the person's brief as amicus curiae would be desirable.
(3) Disclosure of Sponsor. Amicus curiae's brief must clearly identify the group or organization sponsoring the brief and the interests of the sponsoring entity in the outcome of the appeal. The brief must also identify persons or entities other than members of the sponsoring group or organization that provided financial resources for the preparation of the brief.
(4) Other Requirements. Except as otherwise provided by these Rules, briefs and motions filed by amicus curiae, and other documents filed by amicus curiae, must comply with the form, formatting, filing, certification and service requirements applicable to briefs, motions, and other documents filed by the parties.
(1) Briefs Filed Before a Decision by the Supreme Court to Grant Review. Unless otherwise ordered by the Supreme Court, a person may file (or, if submitted under Rule 16(b)(2), lodge) an amicus curiae brief in support of a petition for review or a response to a petition for review no later than 21 days after the filing of the response to the petition for review. Amicus curiae briefs must comply with the form and length requirements of Rule 23(g) exclusive of any appendix.
(2) Briefs Filed After the Supreme Court Grants Review. After the Supreme Court has granted review, and unless otherwise ordered, amicus curiae may file (or, if submitted under Rule 16(b)(2), lodge) a brief no later than 10 days after the date ordered by the Court for the parties to file supplemental briefs in its order granting review. Amicus curiae briefs must not exceed the word limitation imposed for the parties' supplemental briefs.
Amended March 10, 1987, effective June 1, 1987; June 10, 1997, effective Jan. 1, 1998; Oct. 6, 1998, effective Dec. 1, 1998; Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008; Sept. 16, 2008, effective Jan. 1, 2009; Sept. 2, 2014, effective Jan. 1, 2015; Aug. 26, 2020, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
17B A. R. S. Civil Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 16, AZ ST CIV A P Rule 16
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 11/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 11/1/22
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