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Rule 31. Supreme Court Jurisdiction

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of ArizonaEffective: January 1, 2021

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
V. Regulation of the Practice of Law
A. Supreme Court Jurisdiction over the Practice of Law (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2021
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 31
Rule 31. Supreme Court Jurisdiction
(a) Jurisdiction. The Arizona Supreme Court has jurisdiction over any person or entity engaged in the authorized or unauthorized “practice of law” in Arizona, as that phrase is defined in (b). The Arizona Supreme Court also has jurisdiction over any ABS licensed under Rule 31.1(c) and ACJA 7-209.
(b) Definition. “Practice of law” means providing legal advice or services to or for another by:
(1) preparing or expressing legal opinions to or for another person or entity;
(2) representing a person or entity in a judicial, quasi-judicial, or administrative proceeding, or other formal dispute resolution process such as arbitration or mediation;
(3) preparing a document, in any medium, on behalf of a specific person or entity for filing in any court, administrative agency, or tribunal;
(4) negotiating legal rights or responsibilities on behalf of a specific person or entity; or
(5) preparing a document, in any medium, intended to affect or secure a specific person's or entity's legal rights.

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Amended April 14, 1986, effective April 15, 1986; July 27, 1987, effective Sept. 1, 1987; April 25, 1988, effective May 1, 1988; Dec. 20, 1988, effective Jan. 15, 1989; June 27, 1989, effective Sept. 1, 1989; July 20, 1989, effective Jan. 1, 1990; Oct. 11, 1989, retroactively effective to July 1, 1989; Oct. 4, 1990, effective Dec. 1, 1990. Amended and effective Feb. 5, 1991. Amended July 16, 1991, effective Sept. 1, 1991; Sept. 26, 1991, effective Dec. 1, 1991; Dec. 12, 1991, effective Jan. 1, 1992; Sept. 30, 1992, effective Dec. 1, 1992; May 25, 1994, effective Dec. 1, 1994; Jan. 30, 1995, effective June 1, 1995; Feb. 6, 1995, effective June 1, 1995; July 20, 1995, effective Dec. 1, 1995; Sept. 21, 1995, effective Dec. 1, 1995; April 3, 1997, effective June 1, 1997; Oct. 6, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; April 27, 1998, effective July 1, 1998. Amended and effective April 14, 1999. Amended June 17, 1999, effective June 30, 1999; June 17, 1999, effective July 1, 1999. Correction October 1, 1999. Amended Jan. 6, 2000, effective June 1, 2000; Oct. 11, 2002, effective Dec. 1, 2002; Oct. 28, 2002. effective Dec. 1, 2002; Jan. 15, 2003, effective July 1, 2003; Feb. 12, 2003, effective July 1, 2003. Amended and effective Oct. 16, 2003; Oct. 17, 2003. Amended June 8, 2004, effective Dec. 1, 2004; June 6, 2005, effective Dec. 1, 2005; Jan. 20, 2006, effective June 1, 2006; Jan. 27, 2006, effective June 1, 2006; Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008; Sept. 3, 2009, effective Jan. 1, 2010; Dec. 13, 2011, effective Sept. 1, 2012; Aug. 30, 2012, effective Jan. 1, 2013; June 11, 2014, effective on an expedited basis July 24, 2014; Sept. 2, 2014, effective on an expedited basis, Sept. 1, 2014. Amended and effective on a permanent basis, Dec. 16, 2014. Amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016; Aug. 27, 2020, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 31, AZ ST S CT Rule 31
The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 1/1/21. All other State Court Rules are current with amendments received through 2/1/21.
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