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Rule 31. Appeals from Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedLocal Rules of Practice Superior CourtEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Local Rules of Practice Superior Court (Refs & Annos)
Gila County (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2019
17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Gila County, Rule 31
Rule 31. Appeals from Limited Jurisdiction Courts
A. When an appeal is taken in a civil case from a limited jurisdiction court to this court, and the appellee fails to pay to the clerk of the court the required fee within the time required by A.R.S. § 22-283, the clerk shall, upon the request of the appellant, enter the default of the appellee, and this court shall hear the matter as other default cases are heard.
B. When an appeal is taken in a civil, criminal, or traffic case, if the record in the limited jurisdiction court is on audiotape, hearings of less than one hour will be deemed submitted on the audio-taped record, without transcription, unless ordered to be transcribed by this court. For hearings in excess of one hour, or when ordered by the judge assigned to the appeal, transcription shall be arranged by the appellant and completed by the trial court. In the event a non-indigent appellant in a criminal action fails to make satisfactory arrangements with the trial court for transcription of the record, the appeal may be summarily dismissed by this court and remanded to the trial court.
C. This court may summarily dismiss an appeal for failure of the appellant to file a timely memorandum. If the appellee fails to file a timely memorandum, the court may deem the appellee to have confessed error.
D. When an appeal is taken in a civil or criminal case from a limited jurisdiction court to this court, the trial court shall identify whether it is a justice or municipal court, shall prepare a certified index itemizing the documents and events comprising the record on appeal, and shall indicate whether or not a record of the proceedings exists and whether the record was by audio, video, or court reporter. The record on appeal shall also identify whether a bond has been posted and the amount of the bond. Any bond shall be transmitted to the clerk of this court with the record on appeal.


Added June 17, 1999, effective July 1, 1999.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Gila County, Rule 31, AZ ST GILA SUPER CT Rule 31
Current with amendments received through 08/15/2020.
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