[Firm Name]

[Firm Address]

[Firm Phone Number]

[Firm Fax]

[Firm Email]

[Attorney Name and Bar Number]

Attorney for Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)


Arizona Superior Court, Yavapai County


[Plaintiff Name(s)],










Case No.




[Optional: NOT OPPOSED]



Assigned to the Hon. [Judge]




Pursuant to Ariz. R. Civ. P. 5.4(c) and (d) (Jan. 2018), [Plaintiff(s)/Defendant(s)], by and through undersigned counsel, hereby respectfully requests the Court enter an Order authorizing the following [category/categories] of documents to be filed under seal:

[List and description of category or categories].

This Motion is made upon the grounds and for the reasons that:

  1. an overriding interest exists that supports filing all documents within the requested [category/categories] under seal and overcomes the public’s right of access to documents of this specific type;
  2. there is a substantial probability of prejudice to [person likely to suffer prejudice] if documents within the requested category are not filed under seal;


  1. the proposed restriction on public access is no greater than necessary to preserve the confidentiality of information contained in documents falling within the requested [category/categories] and subject to the overriding interest;
  2. no reasonable, less restrictive alternative exists to preserve the confidentiality of the information.

[OPTIONAL: Although Rule 5.4(e)(1) (Jan. 2018) does not require lodging where a request to seal pertains to a category of documents, to assist the court, a representative sample of the type of document that is the subject of this sealing request is lodged herewith.]

[State whether motion is opposed or unopposed, and if opposed, identify the opposing party].

This Motion is supported by the attached Memorandum of Points and Authorities [OPTIONAL: and Rule 7.1(h) good faith consultation certificate.]

This Motion is supported by the attached Memorandum of Points and Authorities.

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]