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Rule 1. Courtroom Procedures

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Yuma County (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Yuma County, Rule 1
Rule 1. Courtroom Procedures
A. Trial Hours. Unless otherwise directed by the trial judge, trials will be held between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 12:00 Noon and 1:30 and 5:00 P.M. each day.
B. Court Attire and Demeanor.
1. Counsel shall present themselves before the court attired in a manner befitting their profession and indicative of their respect for the court and shall instruct their clients and witnesses of appropriate courtroom dress. Unless circumstances do not allow, male counsel shall wear shirts with collars and ties and female counsel shall wear equivalent professional attire. T-shirts, halter-tops, bare midriffs and/or shorts are inappropriate attire for either male or female counsel, parties, or witnesses.
2. Food, chewing gum, and drinks other than water are prohibited in the courtroom.
3. Counsel, parties, and witnesses shall appear before the court at or before the time scheduled for hearing. In the event a person is required to be late because of unforeseeable circumstances, the person is required to communicate the delay and an anticipated arrival time to the Court as soon as practicable.


Amended and effective Feb. 28, 1991, Amended Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Yuma County, Rule 1, AZ ST YUMA SUPER CT Rule 1
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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