Arizona Cases and Court Rules

Sources of Arizona Case Law

Arizona Court System
Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
Decisions are not generally reported, but information is available from 153 of 180 courts in Arizona at this website maintained by the Arizona Judicial Branch. Public access to court information can be found at http://www.supreme.state.az.us/publicaccess/.

Trial Courts

Court of Appeals
Supreme Court 
Federal Courts for Arizona
See Federal Cases: A Research Guide.


Slip Opinions

Arizona Supreme Court slip opinions , 1998-current, are available on the Court's website.]
Slip opinions from the Arizona Court of Appeals are available at each division's website:
Advance Sheets

Arizona Advance Reports
KFA2457 .A8
Cite = 207 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 3
WL=AZ-CS; LN=AZCASE; LexisNexis Academic

Arizona Business Gazette (ABG)
ABG Website
K1 .B61
WL = AZ BUSGAZ; LN = NEWS-ARIZ
 
Reporters
Arizona Reports
KFA2445 .A2
Cite = 50 Ariz. 123
WL = AZ-CS (1885– ); LN= AZCASE (1898– ) LexisNexis Academic 
Pacific Reporter
KF135 .P2 P31
Cite = 109 P.2d 43


Finding Arizona Case Law

Digests
West's Arizona Digest 2d
KFA2457 .A7 1991
Arizona cases from state and federal courts 1866–

West's Arizona Law Finder

KFA2461 .W47

West's Pacific Digest
KFA135 .P21 P3
Shepard's
Shepard's Arizona Citations: Cases
KFA2459 .S53
Shepard's Arizona Citations: Statutes KFA2459 .S5
LexisNexis Shepard's online (access limited to Law Library)


LexisNexis and Westlaw
Arizona case law is included on both LexisNexis and Westlaw.
Citators on LexisNexis
Shepard's
LexisNexis as a Citator
Citators on Westlaw
KeyCite
Westlaw as a Citator
Arizona Blue and White Book
  • KFA2447.4 .A75
    Provides parallel citation between (to) Arizona Reports and Pacific Reporter.

Arizona Court Rules

Arizona Rules of Court: State and Federal  
KFA2430 1956 .A2 Rules
Cite = Ariz. R. Civ. P. 66
WL=AZRULES LN=AZRULE ALIS = AZ Revised Statutes
Arizona Rules of Court Annotated KFA2429 .A75 Rules
Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated   KFA2430 1956 .A2x
Volumes 16, 17, 17A, 17B
Arizona Court Rules Current Arizona Rules provided by Westlaw.com. Click on AZ Courts Home for Links to recent amendments to the rules that do not yet appear in the current rules and rule change petitions pending before the Supreme Court.
Court Rule, Forms, and Dockets for Arizona State and Federal court rules, forms, and dockets from LLRX. The Court Rules, Forms, and Dockets database is updated by Margaret Berkland.

Other Court Documents

Records and Briefs
  • Records and Briefs, Arizona Court of Appeals

    • Division 1, Civil 1961- ; Criminal 1965-
      Uncataloged LAW MICROFORMS
      Cite=1 CA-CV 94-0271
      Time lag: Up to 2 years
    • Division 2, 1965-
      Uncataloged LAW MICROFORMS (Microfilm only)
      Cite=2 CA-CR 94-0506 2 CA-CR
      Time lag: Up to several years!
  • Records and Briefs, Arizona Supreme Court, 1871-
    Uncataloged LAW MICROFORMS (Cabinet 39-42)
    Time lag: Up to several years!

  • Records and Briefs of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986-
    KF117.9 9th .A55 LAW MICROFORMS(Cabinet 36)
    Cite=91-16835
    Time lag: 3-4 terms behind

Trial Court Reporters
The Trial Reporter Phoenix, AZ: Trial Reporter, 1968–
Reports summaries of all Arizona civil jury trials. Central and northern Arizona edition and southern Arizona edition. Not available in libraries open to the public. 602-276-7773


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