Rule 5.2. Form of Documents
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of ArizonaEffective: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
Effective: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 5.2
Formerly cited as AZ ST RCP Rule 10(d)
Rule 5.2. Form of Documents
(B) Type Size and Font. Notwithstanding any local rule, every typed document must use at least a 13-point type size. The court prefers proportionally spaced serif fonts, such as Times New Roman, Bookman, Century, Garamond, or Book Antiqua, and discourages monospaced or 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.
(D) Margins and Page Numbers. Margins must be set as follows: a margin at the top of the first page of not less than 2 inches; a margin at the top of each subsequent page of not less than 1- ½ inches; a left-hand margin of not less than 1 inch; a right-hand margin of not less than ½ inch; and a margin at the bottom of each page of not less than ½ inch. Except for the first page, the bottom margin must include a page number.
(J) Court Forms. Printed court forms may be single-spaced, but those requiring a judge's or commissioner's signature must be double-spaced. 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, microfilming, 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, or .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 or .docx or other format permitted by Administrative Order, and must not be password protected.
(B) Hyperlinks. A hyperlink is an electronic link in a document to another document or to a website. An electronically filed document may include hyperlinks. Material that is not in the official court record does not become part of the official record merely because it is made accessible by a hyperlink. The use of hyperlinks is encouraged.
Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Amended Aug. 31, 2017, effective Jan. 1, 2018; amended on an emergency basis, effective Aug. 29, 2022, permanently adopted Dec. 8, 2022, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 5.2, AZ ST RCP Rule 5.2
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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