Arizona 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 may grant the request if it is made at least five (5) days prior to the proceeding. A court reporter will be assigned on the day of the trial or hearing if one is available.
- 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:
- Grand Jury proceedings (recorded solely by a Certified Court Reporter);
- All proceedings in a first degree murder case;
- Capital cases;
- Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(2)(b) and ARS section 36-593(E), the Court must provide a court reporter for a court-ordered treatment (COT) hearing in a mental health case if either party files a written request for a court reporter at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hearing.
- Proceedings where a Court Reporter will be provided if a Court Reporter is available:
- Pursuant to Rule 30(b)(2)(d), the Court must provide a court reporter for a hearing or a trial that is held in a Sexually Violent Person case at no fee, only if both the following conditions are met:
- A party files a written request for a court report at least five (5) court days before the trial or hearing, and
- A court reporter is available on the day of the trial or hearing.
- Pursuant to court policy a Court Reporter will be provided to criminal trials (first day of trial is voir dire) and subsequent hearings (Capital and Murder I proceedings require a Court Reporter) if a court reporter is available on the day of trial or hearing (No request from parties or the court is needed).
- Pursuant to Local Rule 2.22 a party to a Family case (FC), Civil case (CV) or Probate (PB) must request a court reporter, in writing, ten (10) prior to the proceeding and pay the required fee two (2) days prior to the proceeding. If the fee is not paid a court reporter will not be provided. If on the day of the trial or hearing a court employed reporter is not available, the requesting party may utilize a private reporter as long as the requesting party provides written notice of their intent to use a private reporter to the court and parties to the case.
Christopher Bleuenstein, Ph.D
Court Reporting Administrator
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