Rule 105. Form of Filed Documents
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for the Juvenile CourtEffective: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
Effective: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
17B A.R.S. Juv.Ct.Rules of Proc., Rule 105
Formerly cited as AZ ST JUV CT Rule 1
Rule 105. Form of Filed Documents
(a) Filing with the Court Defined. The filing of documents with the court is accomplished by filing them with the clerk. If a judge permits, a party may, in open court, submit a document directly to a judge, who must promptly transmit it to the clerk for filing and notify the clerk of the date of its receipt.
(3) If a document is filed electronically, it is deemed filed on the date and time the clerk receives it as is shown on the notification from the court's electronic filing portal or as is displayed within the portal, unless the clerk later rejects the document based on a deficiency in the filing. If a filing is rejected because of a deficiency, the clerk must promptly provide the filing party with an explanation of the reasons for the rejection.
(4) If a person fails to meet a deadline for filing a document because of a failure in the document's electronic transmission or receipt, the person may file a motion asking the court to accept the document as timely filed. On a showing of good cause, the court may enter an order permitting the document to be deemed filed on the date that the person originally attempted to transmit the document electronically.
(2) Type Size and Font. Notwithstanding any local rule, every typed document must use at least a 13-point type size. The court prefers sans serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Courier, or Calibri. Footnotes must be in at least a 13-point type size and must not appear in the space required for the bottom margin.
(4) Margins and Page Numbers. Margins must be set as follows: a margin at the top of the first page and each subsequent page of not less than 11/02 inches; a left-hand margin of not less than 1 inch; a right-hand margin of not less than 1/02 inch; and a margin at the bottom of each page of not less than 1/02 inch. Except for the first page, the bottom margin must include a page number.
(10) Court Forms. Printed court forms may be single-spaced, but those requiring a judicial officer's signature must provide ample space for the signature. Printed court forms must be single-sided. All printed court forms must be on paper of sufficient quality and weight to assure legibility upon duplication or imaging.
(A) File Type. A document filed electronically that contains text, other than a scanned document image that is submitted under this rule, must be in a text-searchable .pdf, .odt, .docx format, or other format permitted by Administrative Order. A text-searchable .pdf format is preferred. A proposed order must be in a format that permits it to be modified such as .odt, .docx, or other format permitted by Administrative Order, and must not be password protected.
(1) Generally. Every pleading, written motion, and other document filed with the court or served must be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney's name--or by a party personally if the party is unrepresented. The court must strike an unsigned document unless the omission is promptly corrected after being called to the filer's attention.
(2) Electronic Filings. A person may sign an electronically filed document by placing the symbol “/s/” on the signature line above the person's name. An electronic signature has the same force and effect as a signature on a document that is not filed electronically. The court may treat a document that was filed using a person's electronic filing registration information as a filing that was made or authorized by that person.
(3) Filings Made by Multiple Parties. A person filing a document containing more than one place for a signature--such as a stipulation--may sign on behalf of another party only if the person has actual authority to do so. The person may indicate such authority either by attaching a document confirming that authority and containing the signatures of the other persons who have authority to consent for such parties, or, after obtaining a party's consent, by inserting “/s/ [the other party's or person's name] with permission” as any non-filing party's signature.
(2) Service and Filing. Any proposed order must be served on all parties at the same time it is submitted to the court. The clerk may not file a proposed order. The clerk must accept electronically submitted proposed orders; however, these electronically submitted documents must not be included in the publicly displayed court record. A party may file an unsigned proposed order as an attachment or exhibit to a notice of lodging or other filing if directed by the court, required by rule, or done to preserve the record on appeal.
(h) Unsworn Declarations Under Penalty of Perjury. When these rules require or allow a matter to be supported, evidenced, established, or proved by a sworn written declaration, verification, certificate, statement, oath, or affidavit, the same may be unsworn--and have the same force and effect--if it is:
Added Dec. 8, 2021, effective July 1, 2022. Amended on an emergency basis, effective Aug. 29, 2022, permanently adopted Dec. 8, 2022, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
17B A. R. S. Juv. Ct. Rules of Proc., Rule 105, AZ ST JUV CT Rule 105
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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