Rule 1. Purpose
Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for Judicial Performance Review in the State of ArizonaEffective: January 1, 2020
Effective: January 1, 2020
17C A.R.S. Rules of Proc. for Jud. Perf. Review, Rule 1
Rule 1. Purpose
Ariz. Const. Art. 6, § 42, which was adopted by the voters at the November 1992 general election, requires the Court to adopt, and administer for all judges and justices (hereinafter referred to as “judges”) who stand for retention, a process for evaluating judicial performance. These rules are intended to implement Art. 6, § 42 through adoption of a judicial performance review process which will assist voters in evaluating the performance of judges standing for retention; facilitate self-improvement of all judges subject to retention; assist in identifying needed judicial education programs; and otherwise generally promote the goals of judicial performance review, which are to protect judicial independence while fostering public accountability of the judiciary.
Promulgated on an emergency basis effective May 26, 1993, adopted in final form July 8, 1993. Amended Feb. 27, 1996, effective Feb. 9, 1996; amended on an emergency basis Aug. 27, 2019, effective Sept. 1, 2019, adopted on a permanent basis Dec. 12, 2019.
17C A. R. S. Rules of Proc. for Jud. Perf. Review, Rule 1, AZ ST J PERF REVIEW Rule 1
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 5/15/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 5/15/22.
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