Citizen Staff Writer
The Arizona Supreme Court has created an advice booklet for people representing themselves in civil cases.
“Guide for Self Represented (‘Pro Se’ or ‘Pro Per’) Appellants and Appellees” covers cases, including tax and family law, in Superior Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court.
It doesn’t cover appeals from city or justice courts.
The guide explains how the courts are linked, the steps to filing an appeal, how to write briefs, what costs and attorneys’ fees are involved, how to file a petition for review and important terms.
As the guide notes, non-lawyers who represent themselves in court are expected to follow the same rules as attorneys.
The guide includes some forms as well.
Guides are available at www.supreme.state.az.us/appellateguide.htm.
For more information, call the clerk of the Arizona Supreme Court at 602-452-3396.