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FAQ - Civil Cases in Limited Jurisdiction Courts

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.

I live in Arizona and the defendant lives in another state. How do I start a lawsuit?

Choosing the proper court can be complicated and depends on the issue that brings you to court and the individuals involved. If the incident happened in Arizona you may be able to file in an Arizona court. You may want to consult an attorney to better understand your options. For information on how to make and serve a complaint refer to Rules 110 and 113 of Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure.

Rule 110 of Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure
Rule 113 of Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure