A.R.S. Supreme Court Rules, Rule 30 (b)
- Request for certified reporter. Any party to any action in Superior Court may request that any proceeding in that action be recorded by a certified court reporter. The Court shall grant the request if it is made at least three days prior to the proceeding to be recorded.
- Making the record in the absence of a timely request for a court reporter. Except as provided for in (3) below, in the absence of a timely request for a certified court reporter the record will be made via electronic recording.
- Proceedings requiring a certified court reporter. The following proceedings shall be recorded by a certified court reporter and not solely by electronic means, unless this requirement is waived by the parties and the court approves the waiver:
- Grand Jury proceedings;
- All proceedings in a first degree murder case; pursuant to A.R.S. 13-1105, once the intention to seek the death penalty notice has been filed;
- Felony jury trials;
- Initial determinations of sexually violent person status, pursuant to A.R.S. 36-3706;
- Proceedings on a request for authorization of abortion without parental consent, pursuant to A.R.S. 36-2152.
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