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Rule 3.16. Conducting Weddings

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of the Supreme Court of ArizonaEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
VII. Judicial Ethics (Refs & Annos)
Rule 81. Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct (Refs & Annos)
Canon 3. A Judge Shall Conduct the Judge's Extrajudicial Activities to Minimize the Risk of Conflict with the Obligations of Judicial Office (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2019
A.R.S. Sup.Ct.Rules, Rule 81, Code of Jud.Conduct, Rule 3.16
Rule 3.16. Conducting Weddings
(A) The performance of wedding ceremonies by a judge is a discretionary function rather than a mandatory function of the court.
(B) A judge shall not interrupt or delay any regularly scheduled or pending court proceeding in order to perform a wedding ceremony.
(C) A judge shall not advertise his or her availability for performing wedding ceremonies.
(D) A judge shall not charge or accept a fee, honorarium, gratuity, or contribution for performing a wedding ceremony during court hours.
(E) A judge may charge a reasonable fee or honorarium to perform a wedding ceremony during non-court hours, whether the ceremony is performed in the court or away from the court.


Added June 2, 2009, effective Sept. 1, 2009.
17A Pt. 2 A. R. S. Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 81, Code of Jud. Conduct, Rule 3.16, AZ ST S CT RULE 81 CJC Rule 3.16
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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