From LINDA SARRETT:

Just a reminder that the time limit for service changes in January to 90 days instead of the 120 days -- see below from the clerk of the court's office: 

"Arizona’s civil rules of procedure were redrafted, effective 1/1/2017. Where possible and appropriate, the rules conform to the federal rules. There is no mention of abatement per se, but the time for service under Civil Rule 4(i) was reduced from 120 to 90 days.

A final version of the civil rules is posted online at http://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/20/2016%20Rules/R-16-0010.pdf. Civil Rule 4 starts on page 35 and rule 4(i) is on page 38 of 335. If you can secure a copy, highlights of the changes are in the December 2016 issue of Arizona Attorney, the State Bar’s monthly magazine."

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ATTENTION MARICOPA COUNTY PRIVATE PROCESS SERVERS:

As of July 1, 2016, Maricopa County Private Process Servers are no longer required to obtain Certification and Licensing Division staff approval of continuing education activity documentation prior to submitting it to the Maricopa County Superior Court for approval.
The Certification and Licensing Division staff will no longer be signing requests for individual private process server continuing education activity approval.
All required continuing education documentation is to be submitted with your renewal application directly to the Maricopa County Superior Court Process Server Program staff only.

9/5/16
A Dallas police sergeant was arrested Monday in Southlake on suspicion of trespassing. Sgt. Zackary Kerr, a 26-year veteran of the department, faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing. He was booked into the Keller City Jail and has since bonded out. No further details about Kerr's arrest were made available. Kerr is assigned to the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He has been placed on administrative leave and will face an internal affairs investigation.

Court Rules Forum

Rules Petitions

www,azcourt.gov/Rules-Forum

Don Howell has been perusing the internet on our behalf and suggested this site as a place to monitor court rule petitions.   Listed in the attached file are rules petitions that might be of interest to us..  Than you Don.
FYI:

ATTENTION MARICOPA COUNTY PRIVATE PROCESS SERVERS:

As of July 1, 2016, Maricopa County Private Process Servers are no longer required to obtain Certification and Licensing Division staff approval of continuing education activity documentation prior to submitting it to the Maricopa County Superior Court for approval.

The Certification and Licensing Division staff will no longer be signing requests for individual private process server continuing education activity approval.

All required continuing education documentation is to be submitted with your renewal application directly to the Maricopa County Superior Court Process Server Program staff only.

07/17/16
Greetings,                                                                                                                JAN. 28, 2016,, from Pima County
 
Please advise your members who are applying for certification or recertification as a Private Process Server that it is now taking the Arizona Department of Public Safety approximately four (4) weeks to return Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) reports.
 
Sincerely,
 
Alan A. Walker
Private Process Server Program Administrator
520-724-3282
 
Please note the following changes to our office hours and services:
 
Passport Services are no longer provided at the Clerk of the Superior Court office at 110 W. Congress Street or at Juvenile Court on Ajo Way. All passport services are provided at the Pima County Customer Service Center, located at 240 N. Stone Avenue. Applications are accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
 
Effective June 29, 2015, the office at 110 W. Congress Street will be open for public business between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
 
Walker, Alan