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Form 11(b). Proposed Scheduling Order: Tier 1 Case

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Rules of Civil Procedure for the Superior Courts of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
X. General Provisions
16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Form 11(b)
Form 11(b). Proposed Scheduling Order: Tier 1 Case
In the Superior Court of Arizona
__________ County
Case number
Proposed Scheduling Order
(Tier 1 case)
Assigned to:
Upon consideration of the parties' Joint Report, the court orders as follows:
This case is assigned to discovery Tier 1, pursuant to Rule 26.2.
1. Initial disclosure: The parties have provided their initial disclosure statements, or will provide them no later than __________.
2. Witness disclosure: The parties will disclose lay witnesses by __________. The parties will identify any expert witnesses and the experts' areas of testimony, and will simultaneously disclose the opinions of those expert witnesses, by __________. (Alternative: Plaintiff will disclose an expert's identity, area of testimony, and opinions by __________, and Defendant will disclose an expert's identity, area of testimony, and opinions by __________.) The parties will simultaneously disclose the experts' rebuttal opinions.
3. Final supplemental disclosure: Each party shall provide final supplemental disclosure by __________. This order does not replace the parties' obligation to seasonably disclose Rule 26.1 information on an on-going basis and as it becomes available.
No party shall use any lay witness, expert witness, expert opinion, or exhibit at trial if not disclosed in a timely manner, except for good cause shown or upon a written or an on-the-record agreement of the parties.
4. Discovery deadlines: Tier 1 cases are permitted 120 days in which to complete discovery. The time to complete discovery runs from the date of the Early Meeting. The parties will propound all discovery undertaken pursuant to Rules 33 through 36 by __________. The parties will complete the depositions of parties and lay witnesses by __________, and will complete the depositions of expert witnesses by __________. The parties will complete all other discovery by __________. (“Complete discovery” includes conclusion of all depositions and submission of full and final responses to written discovery.)
5. Settlement conference or private mediation: [choose one]:
Referral to ADR for a settlement conference: The clerk or the court will issue a referral to ADR by a separate minute entry.
Private mediation: The parties shall participate in mediation using a private mediator agreed to by the parties. The parties shall complete the mediation by __________.
All attorneys and their clients, all self-represented parties, and any non-attorney representatives who have full and complete authority to settle this case shall personally appear and participate in good faith in this mediation, even if no settlement is expected. However, if a non-attorney representative requests a telephonic appearance and the mediator grants the request prior to the mediation date, a non-attorney representative may appear telephonically.
No settlement conference or mediation: A settlement conference or private mediation is not ordered.
6. Dispositive motions and trial: The parties shall file all dispositive motions by __________. The parties propose a trial date of no later than _____, and anticipate the number of days for trial to be _____ days.
7. Trial setting conference: On __________ [the court will provide this date], the court will conduct a telephonic trial setting conference. Participants shall have their calendars available for the conference.
Plaintiff Defendant will initiate the conference call by arranging for the presence of all other attorneys and self-represented parties, and by calling this division at __________ [division's telephone number] at the scheduled time.
8. Firm dates: No stipulation of the parties that alters a filing deadline or a hearing date contained in this scheduling order will be effective without an order of this court approving the stipulation. Dates set forth in this order that govern court filings or hearings are firm dates, and may be modified only with this court's consent and for good cause. This court ordinarily will not consider a lack of preparation as good cause.
9. Further orders: The court further orders as follows: __________________________.
Judge of the Superior Court


Added Sept. 2, 2016, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Amended Aug. 31, 2017, effective July 1, 2018.
16 A. R. S. Rules Civ. Proc., Form 11(b), AZ ST RCP Form 11(b)
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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