[Firm Name]

[Firm Address]

[Firm Phone Number]

[Firm Email]

[Attorney Name and Bar Number]

Attorney for Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)


Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County


[Plaintiff Name(s)],










Case No.






Assigned to the Hon. [Judge]




Pursuant to Ariz. R. Civ. P. 5.4(c) and (d) (Jan. 2018), the undersigned parties stipulate that the Court may enter an Order authorizing the document(s) lodged herewith to be filed under seal. As required by Ariz. R. Civ. P. 5.4(e) (Jan. 2018), a complete, unredacted copy of the document(s) for which permission to file under seal is requested has been lodged with the court clerk [electronically/in paper form in a secured envelope].

[OPTIONAL: In addition, pursuant to Ariz. R. Civ. P. 5.4(d)(5) (Jan. 2018), a publicly accessible version of the document(s) is attached hereto as Exhibit A, redacting only those portions of the document(s) that are the subject of this Stipulation.]

This Stipulation and request for an Order authorizing filing under seal is made upon the grounds and for the reasons that:

(1) an overriding interest exists that supports filing the [lodged document(s)/portions of the lodged document(s)] under seal and overcomes the public’s right of access;

(2) there is a substantial probability of prejudice to [identification of whether prejudice is to person filing the motion or another person] if the [lodged document(s)/portions of document(s)] are not filed under seal;

(3) the proposed restriction on public access is no greater than necessary to preserve the confidentiality of information subject to the overriding interest;

(4) no reasonable, less restrictive alternative exists to preserve the confidentiality of the information.

[Statement of whether stipulation is opposed or unopposed, and if opposed, identity of party opposing stipulation and statement that stipulation is accompanied by a Rule 7.1(h) good faith consultation certificate].

As required by Ariz. R. Civ. P. 5.4(d)(2) (Jan. 2018), the facts and legal authority justifying this sealing request, and establishing why the request satisfies the requirements of Rule 5.4(c)(2) (Jan. 2018), are as follows:

[Clear statement of the facts and legal authority justifying sealing].


Dated this [Day] of [Month], [Year].



[Name of Attorney]

[Firm Name]

[Firm Address]

Attorney for Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)


On [Date], undersigned:


[Filed/E-filed] the original;


[Mailed/Emailed/Hand Delivered] a copy to:

·      [Opposing Counsel]