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Rule 2. Parties

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for Special ActionsEffective: [See Text Amendments] to June 30, 2023

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for Special Actions
Special Action Against Body, Officer, or Person (Refs & Annos)
Effective: [See Text Amendments] to June 30, 2023
17B A.R.S. Special Actions, Rules of Proc., Rule 2
Rule 2. Parties
<Text of Rule 2 effective until July 1, 2023. See, also, Rule 2 effective July 1, 2023.>
(a) Parties.
(1) General. Any person who previously could institute an application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition, or certiorari may institute proceedings for a special action. The complaint shall join as a defendant the body, officer, or person against whom relief is sought. If any public body, tribunal, or officer is named as a defendant, the real party or parties in interest shall also be joined as defendants.
(2) Victims. The victim as defined in Rule 39(a), Rules of Criminal Procedure, may institute proceedings for a special action seeking relief from an order denying any right guaranteed to victims under Arizona Constitution Art. 2, ยง 2.1, any implementing legislation or court rules. Such proceedings may also be instituted by the prosecutor at the request of the victim.
(b) Other Persons. The court may direct that notice of the action be given to any person. It may allow other persons to intervene subject to the provisions of Rule 24 of the Rules of Civil Procedure; or may order their joinder as parties; or may allow them to participate amicus curiae.


Amended Nov. 12, 1991, effective Dec. 31, 1991.
17B A. R. S. Special Actions, Rules of Proc., Rule 2, AZ ST SPEC ACT Rule 2
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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