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Rule 1072-1

Places of Holding Court

(a) Hearing Sites. Unless otherwise directed by the court, all judicial proceedings in bankruptcy cases will be heard at the following sites:

(1)  Cases originating from Apache, Gila, Maricopa, or Navajo Counties shall be heard in Phoenix.

(2)  Cases originating from Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties shall be heard in Tucson.

(3)  Cases originating in Yuma and La Paz Counties shall be heard in Yuma.

(4)  Cases originating in Coconino, Mohave, and Yavapai Counties shall be heard in Prescott, Flagstaff, or Bullhead City as the court may direct.

(b)  Motions for Change of Hearing Site. Any party who wishes to change the hearing site of a particular judicial proceeding or an entire case shall file a motion justifying the change of hearing site with the division of the clerk's office where the matter is pending.

(c)  Judicial Discretion on Change of Hearing Site. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Local Rule, the court reserves the right to assign a particular judicial proceeding or case to another site elsewhere in the district.

Committee Notes 2007: The changes provide that Apache, Gila and Navajo County cases shall be heard in Phoenix, incorporating that change made by General Order 71.


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