Rule 29. Accelerated Appeals
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil Appellate Procedure
Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (ARCAP), Rule 29
Rule 29. Accelerated Appeals
(2) By Motion of a Party. After an appeal is at issue as defined in Rule 15(b), a party by motion may request an order that the appeal be accelerated. A party may file an objection within 10 days after service of the motion, and other parties may file a response within 10 days after service of the objection.
(3) By the Court's Motion. After an appeal is at issue as defined in Rule 15(b), the Court of Appeals on its own motion may order than an appeal be accelerated. Any party may file an objection to the order within 10 days after its entry, and other parties may file a response to the objection within 10 days after service of the objection.
(c) Briefs. Rules 13, 13.1, and 14 govern briefs in accelerated appeals, unless the parties stipulate before the filing of the appellant's brief to file summary briefs. If the parties have timely stipulated to summary briefs, neither the opening nor the answering brief may exceed 3,600 words, and any reply must not exceed 1,800 words. Every brief must be accompanied by a certificate (Form 2) that confirms compliance with the word limit. The argument in a summary brief must contain only an outline of each argument, consisting of a summary statement of the argument and a list, without elaboration, of the authorities and the specific pages on which the party relies. If the parties have stipulated to file summary briefs, neither the stipulation nor a motion may modify the provisions of this Rule.
(d) Oral Argument and Expedited Decision. If a party requests oral argument under Rule 18 in an accelerated appeal and the request is granted, the Court of Appeals will hear the argument within 90 days after entry of an order under Rule 29(b), or within 90 days after the appeal is at issue under Rule 15(b), whichever is later. The Court of Appeals will decide the appeal within 3 days after oral argument. If the parties do not request oral argument, the Court of Appeals will dispose of an accelerated appeal within 90 days after the entry of an order under Rule 29(b), or within 90 days after the appeal is at issue, whichever is later.
(e) Summary Decision. The Court of Appeals may decide an accelerated appeal by an order that summarily states the basis for the disposition. The court may give an oral decision from the bench following oral argument in addition to providing a written order. A decision or order under this Rule may be cited only as provided in Rule 28(f).
Added June 30, 1992, effective Dec. 1, 1992. Amended Oct. 6, 1998, effective Dec. 1, 1998; Sept. 2, 2014, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
17B A. R. S. Civil Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 29, AZ ST CIV A P Rule 29
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 4/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 4/1/22.
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