Arizona in the United States
Arizona Legal Materials
This entry is organized by the branch of government, plus a section on Other Useful Information at the end of the entry.
I. Legislative Branch
The Arizona Legislature posts the Arizona Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes,session laws back to the 43rd Legislative Session (1997), bills and other legislative materials. TIP: Click on the “change session” link to get materials from prior years.
For commercial databases, see …
Bills Status: To check the status of pending legislation, click on the “Bills” link on theArizona Legislature home page.
Questions: For questions about pending legislation and the legislative process, call the Public Information Office in the Arizona House (602-542-3032 or 4221) or Senate (602-542-3559).
Legislative History: For information on Arizona legislative history, see …
- Arizona Legislative History: Research Guide by the Ross-Blakley Law Library at Arizona State University,
- Guide to Arizona Legislative History at Arizona’s Capitol and/or
- Arizona Legislative History: A Step-By-Step Research Guide.
For more, see the State Legislative History entry in this Guide.
II. Executive Branch
Regulations: The Arizona Administrative Code and the Arizona Register are available free through Secretary of State’s Arizona Administrative Rules page. For commercial services, see the State Regulations and Administrative Code entry.
III. Judicial Branch
Arizona court rules are posted free at www.supreme.state.az.us/rules/. Docket sheets and case information for Superior, Justice and Municipal courts is available through the Public Access to Court Information – Case Search. For commercial services, see the Docket Sheets entry.
Arizona jury instructions are drafted by a committee of the State Bar of Arizona, which posts a free electronic edition of the Civil Jury Instructions (but not the Criminal Jury Instructions). LexisNexis publishes Arizona jury instructions in print under the titleRevised Arizona Jury Instructions (formerly Recommended Arizona Jury Instructions). There is a Civil volume and a Criminal volume. You may be able to get copies of jury instructions from past years from the Arizona law libraries discussed in the “Questions and Document Delivery” section, below.
IV. Other Useful Information
Notaries and Apostilles: The Arizona Secretary of State’s Notaries page provides information about having documents notarized, certified and authenticated (including apostilles).
Questions and Document Delivery: For questions about and copies of Arizona legal materials, try calling the Law and Research Library Division (602-926-3870) of the Arizona State Library, the Ross-Blakley Law Library (480-965-6144) at Arizona State University or the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library (520-621-5455) at the University of Arizona.
Note: We linked the resources to archive.org in an effort to decrease the number of broken links cited.
For more primary law resources, see …
- U.S. State Law: Constitutional
- U.S. State Cases
- U.S. State Law: Judicial Rules
- U.S. State Law: Codes
- U.S. State Law: Statutes
- U.S. State Legislative: Bills
- U.S. State Law: Executive & Administrative
- U.S. State Law: Municipal
Topics Covered by the Arizona Legal Encyclopedia
Note: More detailed information about this State is provided in the Arizona jurisdictional legal Encyclopedia, which tie together Arizona statutory and case law.
- Arizona Statutes
- AZ Cases & Case Law
- Arizona Legal Websites
- AZ State Government Info
- Arizona Counties
- Arizona Cities
- Arizona Legislation
- AZ Court Reporters/Depositions
- Arizona Legal Forms
- Arizona Courts
- Arizona Local Court Rules
- AZ State Bar/Legal Associations
- Arizona Law Enforcement
- Arizona Media Sources