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Superior Court Appellate Process

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

Basic Steps of a Civil Appeal to the Superior Court

There are ten basic steps for appealing a municipal or justice court ruling to a Superior Court

  1. Receive final order or judgment from a lower court (municipal or justice)
  2. File a Notice of Appeal/Designation of Record
  3. Pay or get fee waiver of the fee/cost bond of the lower court
  4. Pay supersedeas bond (optional)
  5. Order trial records
  6. File Memorandum
  7. Appellee files memorandum
  8.  Pay fees or Superior Court waives/defers them
  9. Present oral argument (if permitted)
  10. Wait for the decision of the Superior Court