Based on a survey of our members conducted two years ago, the new Arizona Appellate Handbook 2.0 has been revised and improved to make it a better resource. Instead of each individual practice area repeating the same information, it now uses a “hub and spoke” approach.
In Volume One, the first 12 chapters address appeals, in general, and issues implicated by appeals of all kinds. These include:
overview of the jurisdiction, composition and organization of Arizona’s appellate courts
preparing for an appeal
filing an appeal as of right with the Arizona Court of Appeals
critical aspects of appeals including motion practice on appeal, the appellate record, standards of review, appellate briefs, amicus curiae practice and oral argument
decisions and post-decision proceedings in the Arizona Court of Appeals, and practice before the Arizona Supreme Court.
Six additional chapters rounding up Volume One supplement these first dozen chapters by addressing special considerations in specific types of appeals:
workers’ compensation/Industrial Commission, and
Volume Two addresses the forms of review that take place outside of the Arizona Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. These include:
the appellate capacity of the superior court in hearing appeals from limited jurisdiction courts
conducting judicial review under the Administrative Review Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
proceedings before the OAH
special actions filed in superior court, and
special considerations associated with appeals from particular agencies.
Special Features: The digital version of the new handbooks includes special features making them more user-friendly. The text is searchable and includes hyperlinks to case law, statutes, relevant web information, and links to internal cross-references. Model forms and useful appendices are included in the digital format for ease of use.