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Rule 7. Confidentiality and Disclosure of Records

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for Judicial Performance Review in the State of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for Judicial Performance Review in the State of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Rules of Proc. for Jud. Perf. Review, Rule 7
Rule 7. Confidentiality and Disclosure of Records
All information, survey forms, letters, notes, memoranda, and other data obtained and used in the course of any judicial performance evaluation shall be strictly confidential and shall not be disclosed except as provided herein and in accordance with court rules relating to public dissemination of such information. All survey forms and other evaluation information shall be anonymous. The identity of the judge being reviewed shall be coded and encrypted until the Commission has completed its public vote. However, any judge or justice regarding whom there is a finding that he or she “does not meet” judicial performance standards shall have the right to review duplicate survey forms excluding the narrative comments.
Under no circumstances shall the data collected or the results of the evaluation be used to discipline an individual judge or justice or be disclosed to authorities charged with disciplinary responsibility, unless required by law or by the Code of Judicial Conduct.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, information disclosing a criminal act may be provided to law enforcement authorities at the direction of the Arizona Supreme Court. Requests for such information in the possession of the Commission shall be made by written petition setting forth with particularity the need for such information. All information and data provided to law enforcement authorities pursuant to this paragraph shall no longer be deemed confidential.

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Promulgated on an emergency basis effective May 26, 1993, adopted in final form July 8, 1993. Amended Feb. 27, 1996, effective Feb. 9, 1996; Jan. 26, 2004, effective June 1, 2004; Sept. 3, 2009, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
17C A. R. S. Rules of Proc. for Jud. Perf. Review, Rule 7, AZ ST J PERF REVIEW Rule 7
Current with amendments received through 08/15/19
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