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Rule 88. Judge's Inability to Proceed

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Family Law Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Family Law Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part X. Judgments and Decrees (Refs & Annos)
17B A.R.S. Rules Fam.Law Proc., Rule 88
Rule 88. Judge's Inability to Proceed
If a judge conducting a hearing or trial is unable to proceed, any other judge may proceed with the hearing or trial if that judge certifies familiarity with the record and determines that the action may be completed without prejudice to the parties. If an adequate record is unavailable, the replacement judge must recall any witness if all of the following are true:
(a) it is requested by a party;
(b) the testimony is material and disputed; and
(c) the witness is available to testify again without undue burden.
The replacement judge also may recall any other witness.


Added Aug. 30, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
17B A. R. S. Rules Fam. Law Proc., Rule 88, AZ ST RFLP Rule 88
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through May 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2023.
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