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Rule 16. Briefs, Memoranda, Argument, and Court Reporter Services

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior Court

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Gila County (Refs & Annos)
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Gila County, Rule 16
Rule 16. Briefs, Memoranda, Argument, and Court Reporter Services
A. Filing, Copies, and Service. Whenever a matter is submitted to the court for consideration upon briefs or memoranda, a duplicate of the brief or memorandum shall be lodged with the assigned judge, including any visiting judge. If the pleading requires setting of matters on the court calendar, a copy shall also be sent to the court administrator.
B. Oral Argument. All pleadings shall be deemed submitted for consideration and ruling by the court without oral argument unless the pleadings contain a request for oral argument. A request for oral argument shall be placed beneath the title of the document as: “Oral Argument Requested”. In addition, the requesting party shall submit a form of notice wherein the court administrator may insert the appropriate date and time for oral argument to be conducted. The court may determine that oral arguments are unnecessary for any matter, notwithstanding a request therefor. Oral arguments, if permitted, shall be limited to 15 minutes per side unless otherwise authorized by the court.
C. Telephonic Argument. Oral argument by telephone conference call may be had on any motion upon prior approval by the court. Unless otherwise specified by the court, counsel who requests the telephonic argument shall institute the call, at that party's expense, on the date and time scheduled for oral argument. The party responsible for the conference call shall utilize a method of calling which assures that the transmission is audible to all parties, the court, and any court reporter. Evidentiary hearings shall not be conducted by telephonic means unless expressly permitted by the court, with the agreement of the opposing party, or by statute or rule.
D. Non-appearance Calendar. Motions filed without requests for oral argument and which do not require evidentiary hearing will be placed on the court's non-appearance calendar for submission to the court after the time for response and reply have passed. Upon review of the motion and any responsive pleadings, the court may conclude that oral argument or an evidentiary hearing are required.
E. Accelerated Rulings. Motions which seek determinations by the court prior to the expiration of the time for response and reply shall clearly identify that fact and indicate whether the opposing party objects to the requested relief. If the court determines that the matter should be considered in an accelerated fashion, the party requesting relief is responsible for any costs associated with notice, including arranging for and paying the costs of telephonic conferencing.
F. Presence of Court Reporter. Except in criminal, dependency, and delinquency actions, counsel are required to advise the court in advance of hearing whether a court reporter is requested. The failure to make a timely request may be deemed a waiver of a court reporter or result in the postponement of a scheduled matter.


Added June 17, 1999, effective July 1, 1999.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Gila County, Rule 16, AZ ST GILA SUPER CT Rule 16
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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