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Rule 125. Defining Minute Entry, Order, Ruling, and Notice; Party Responsibility

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of ArizonaEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
XII. Miscellaneous Provisions
Effective: January 1, 2022
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 125
Rule 125. Defining Minute Entry, Order, Ruling, and Notice; Party Responsibility
(a) Minute entry. A minute entry is the memorialization, electronic or otherwise, either by form or narrative of events occurring during a court proceeding or of matters required to be performed by statute or rule. It is not intended to be a verbatim record of the court proceeding. A court proceeding includes those matters heard in chambers when one or more parties are present or represented by counsel. In addition to the date and starting and ending times of a proceeding and the identity of the certified reporter, alternative recording method and operator, or the absence thereof, a minute entry shall include all official acts occurring during the proceeding, which may consist of any or all of the following as applicable:
(1) nature of the hearing;
(2) appearances of counsel and parties;
(3) identification and admission of exhibits;
(4) administration of oaths and to whom administered;
(5) names of witnesses who are called to testify;
(6) parties' motions;
(7) findings of fact and conclusions of law by the court as required by law or rule;
(8) court rulings, orders, decisions and notices to the parties made in the course of the proceeding;
(9) verdicts; and/or
(10) any other matter directed by the court.
Nothing in this rule shall be read to require minute entries in any proceeding or to inhibit innovations or programs that would eliminate minute entries.
(b) Court Order or Ruling. A court order or ruling is a record of any out-of-court decision by a judicial officer on a procedural or substantive issue.
(c) Notice. A notice is the memorialization of the scheduling of an event before the court or of an administrative action of the court.
(d) Copies. Parties shall provide the court with sufficient copies of orders or notices to serve all parties.
(e) Intent. This rule is not intended to allocate responsibility for preparing, processing or distributing rulings, orders or notices. Work assignments within each courthouse should be determined locally based on local resources and practice.


Added June 8, 2004, effective Dec. 1, 2004. Amended Sept. 18, 2006, effective Jan. 1, 2007; amended on an emergency basis, effective Sept. 30, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
<Formerly Part XI. Redesignated as Part XII January 15, 2003, effective July 1, 2003.>
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 125, AZ ST S CT Rule 125
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 12/15/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 12/15/22.
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