The United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association have announced plans to recognize teachers who encourage and support students entering the 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest.  Teachers are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves and their colleagues, and to encourage their students to submit nominations for teachers.

Please open the link below for more information regarding the Civics Contest and on the...

This year's District Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.  We hope you will plan to join us for an excellent program.  Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits will be available.

To register for the conference and take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, please visit:

https://www.greenvelope.com/event/2018AZDistConfInvite

For more information, contact Jody Corrales (...

The 2018 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an essay and video competition for high school students in the western U.S and Pacific Islands.  Entries accepted beginning February 1, 2018.  The theme of the contest is "The 14th Amendment 150 Years After Ratification: What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?".

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Pursuant to General Order 17-21, the fee for appearing pro hac vice in the District of Arizona will be increased from $35.00 to $75.00.  The $75.00 admission fee will apply to any proper pro hac vice application received by the Clerk on or after December 1, 2017.

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Federal Court Self-Service Clinics are now operational in Phoenix and Tucson to assist pro se litigants.  For details, click on For those Proceeding Without an Attorney and select the appropriate option listed along the left margin of the page.  If you are interested in subscribing to future announcements relating to self-represented litigants, please visit this link:  https://public.govdelivery....

Beginning on May 1, 2017, the District of Arizona will be participating in a three-year pilot project, known as the "Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project", which will study whether requiring parties in civil cases to respond to a series of standard discovery requests before undertaking other discovery will reduce the cost and delay of civil litigation.  Only cases filed on or after May 1, 2017, are subject to the pilot.  The pilot project was proposed by the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, has been approved...