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Zimmerman's Research Guide


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Arizona

This entry is organized by the branch of government, plus a section on Other Useful Information at the end of the entry.

I. Legislative Branch

The Arizona Legislature posts the Arizona Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes, session laws back to the 43rd Legislative Session (1997), bills and other legislative materials. TIP: Click on the "change session" link to get materials from prior years.

For commercial databases, see ...

Bills Status: To check the status of pending legislation, click on the "Bills" link on the Arizona Legislature home page.

Questions: For questions about pending legislation and the legislative process, call the Public Information Office in the Arizona House (602-542-3032 or 4221) or Senate (602-542-3559).

Legislative History: For information on Arizona legislative history, see ...

For more, see the State Legislative History entry in this Guide.

II. Executive Branch

Regulations: The Arizona Administrative Code and the Arizona Register are available free through Secretary of State's Arizona Administrative Rules page. For commercial services, see the State Regulations and Administrative Code entry.

Government agencies: Links to Arizona government Web sites are available through the Arizona State Agency Directory and Washlaw.

III. Judicial Branch

Most judicial branch materials are posted by the Court of Appeals, Division I and the Court of Appeals, Division II. For commercial case databases, see the State Cases entry.

Arizona court rules are posted free at www.supreme.state.az.us/rules/. Docket sheets and case information for Superior, Justice and Municipal courts is available through the Public Access to Court Information - Case Search. For commercial services, see the Docket Sheets entry.

Arizona jury instructions are drafted by a committee of the State Bar of Arizona, which posts a free electronic edition of the Civil Jury Instructions (but not the Criminal Jury Instructions). LexisNexis publishes Arizona jury instructions in print under the title Revised Arizona Jury Instructions (formerly Recommended Arizona Jury Instructions). There is a Civil volume and a Criminal volume. You may be able to get copies of jury instructions from past years from the Arizona law libraries discussed in the "Questions and Document Delivery" section, below.

IV. Other Useful Information

Notaries and Apostilles: The Arizona Secretary of State's Notaries page provides information about having documents notarized, certified and authenticated (including apostilles).

Questions and Document Delivery: For questions about and copies of Arizona legal materials, try calling the Law and Research Library Division (602-926-3870) of the Arizona State Library, the Ross-Blakley Law Library (480-965-6144) at Arizona State University or the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library (520-621-5455) at the University of Arizona.


See Also
Case Pulls
Docket Sheets
Legal Ethics
Legal Treatises
Secretary of State Records
Shepardizing
State Government Agencies
State Laws, generally

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