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Phoenix Legal Links & Resources Provided by Arizona Court Reporters Ottmar & Associates

Whether you are a local or out-of-town attorney, or a court reporter just getting started out in the profession, the following links and resources may help you orient yourself to the Phoenix area and find the information you need for your legal matter. For expert court reporting and transcription services, videoconferencing, videography and other litigation support in Arizona, call Ottmar & Associates at 602-485-1488 or 866-485-1444.

Local Courthouse Information

United States District Court, District of Arizona – The Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse is located at 401 W. Washington Street, a ten-minute drive from our office. The Phoenix Division covers Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma, La Paz and Gila counties. Phone: 602-322-7200.

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona – The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is located at 230 North 1st Avenue, less than half a mile from the federal district court. The Phoenix office does not accept cash. Filing fees must be paid with either a cashier’s check or money order made payable to US Bankruptcy Court. Other fees may be paid by cashier’s check, money order or credit card.

Maricopa County Superior Court – This is the general jurisdiction court for Maricopa County. The superior court maintains jurisdiction over cases and proceedings not given exclusive jurisdiction to another court, including certain equity cases, criminal cases, evictions, probate, divorce and other matters. The superior court also acts as an appellate court for justice and municipal courts. For court filings and other case information, see the website for the Clerk of the Court.

Local Rules – Click this link to access the Local Rules of Practice for the Superior Courts in Arizona.

Arizona Supreme Court – The state’s high court is located at 1501 W. Washington Street. The phone number is 602-452-3300.

Phoenix Municipal Court – The Phoenix Municipal Court is the state’s largest limited jurisdiction court and is among the top ten busiest municipal courts in the United States. The Court handles cases that range from minor traffic violations to Class 1 misdemeanors carrying a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Annually, the court processes approximately 250,000 charges including approximately 80,000 criminal charges.

Lodging

Arizona Biltmore – A Waldorf Astoria Resort offering golf and other activities. 602-955-6600

Fairfield Inn & Suites Phoenix Midtown – A Marriott property less than a mile from Ottmar & Associates. 602-716-9900

Hilton Phoenix Suites – Less than a mile from Ottmar & Associates. 602-222-1111

Restaurants

Durant’s Restaurant – Fine dining close by Ottmar & Associates and local courthouses. 602-264-5967.

Alexi’s Grill – Business-casual American restaurant in Phoenix’s mid-town business district. 602-279-0982

Taco Guild – Gastropub set in an old church just three blocks from our office. 602-264-4143.

Activities

GolfingThe Phoenix Country Club, a frequent stop on the PGA tour, is just down the street from our offices. Other nearby golfing opportunities include two PGA courses at the Arizona Biltmore. If golfing is your game, you can find more than a dozen different courses to suit your needs all within a short driving distance.

Pro Sports – Phoenix hosts teams in several major leagues, including the NBA Phoenix Suns, the NFL Arizona Cardinals, and the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as the WNBA Phoenix Mercury and the AFL Arizona Rattlers.

Cultural Activities – Phoenix is host to a variety of museums, live theater, botanical gardens and more to enrich your stay.

Special Events – Winter doesn’t slow things down in Phoenix. You will find exciting events all year long, including golf tournaments, car auctions and car collector shows, concerts, equestrian events and more.

Resources for Professional Court Reporters

Arizona Court Reporters Association – ACRA has been providing benefits and resources to those charged with “keeping the record” since 1950. Stay at the top of the profession through professional publications, updates, legislative monitoring, conventions and seminars.

National Court Reporters Association – NCRA is internationally recognized as the premier educational and informational resource for its members and the public. Certification and training programs, along with a host of resources, help you attain and maintain the highest levels of skill and professionalism.

Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting – STAR is a membership organization for court reporting, shorthand reporting and computer-assisted transcription professionals. Stay up to date on the latest technologies in the court reporting and CAT industries.

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