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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ARIZONA  Supreme Court RULE 112, UNIFORM CITATION
R-97-0001
ORDER

The Court has considered the Amended Petition of the State Bar of Arizona proposing a system of uniform citation, and the comments submitted by the public. The Court is not opposed to the concept of such a system but first wants an opportunity to participate in the growing national discussion of this subject, in the hope of achieving some uniformity and consistency with other jurisdictions. The national movement is clearly still in the investigative and exploratory stages. The proposal for a system of uniform citation is therefore denied at this time.

The Court has determined, however, that the adoption of the paragraph numbering aspect of the State Bar proposal is in the public interest, will promote competition, and should be instituted for all Arizona appellate decisions effective January 1, 1998. The Court's staff is hereby directed to prepare a rule governing citation to paragraph numbers for all cases decided on or after January 1, 1998.

The Amended Petition by the State Bar of Arizona is hereby denied in part and granted in part.

Dated this 1st day of October, 1997.



For the Court:

THOMAS A. ZLAKET

Chief Justice

TO:

Petitioners Task Force for the Future of the Profession and Task Force on Technology
ATTN: Nicholas J. Wallwork, Esq., Kathy E. Shimpock, Esq. and Michael R.
Arkfeld, Esq.

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