Listed below are a variety of "boiler plate" legal forms.  Please read the disclaimer before using these materials.

 

Notice of Attorney Representation of Crime Victim.
Notice of Appearance of Neighborhood Association as Community Crime Victims.
Designation of Lawful Representative of Crime Victim.
Request for Notice of Conditions of Release, Pre-trial Notice, Notice of Criminal Proceedings and Notice of Disposition.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities Supporting Requests for Notice of Release, Pre-Trial Notice, Notice of Criminal Proceedings, and Notice of Disposition.
Motion for an Order Requiring the State and the Defendant to Serve the Crime Victim with Copies of Pleadings, Motions, and Documents filed in Court.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities supporting the Motion for an Order Requiring the State and the Defendant to Serve the Crime Victim with Copies of Pleadings, Motions, and Documents filed in Court.
Notice of Refusal of Interview of Crime Victim by Defendant.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities Supporting the Victimís Refusal to be Interviewed by the Defendant.
Motion to Allow Presence of Support Person for the Crime Victim in Grand Jury.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of the Motion to Allow Presence of Support Person for the Crime Victim in Grand Jury.
Motion for Speedy Trial/Acceleration of Trial Date.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Speedy Trial/Acceleration of the Trial Date.
Motion to Appear Amicus Curiae.
Notice of Assertion of Right to Privacy and Request For In Camera Hearing.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities Concerning Right to Privacy and Request for In Camera Hearing.
Motion in Opposition to Filming Crime Victim Testimony.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities Supporting Motion in Opposition to Filming Crime Victim Testimony.
Motion to Exclude Spectators, Except for the Press and Support Persons, During Victim Testimony.
Memorandum in Support of Motion to Exclude Spectators, Except for the Press and Support Persons, During Victim Testimony.
Request to Confer with the Prosecution Regarding Disposition and Trial.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities Supporting Request to Confer with Prosecution Regarding Disposition and Trial.
Motion to Allow Support Person for Victim During Trial Testimony.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion to Allow Support Person for Victim During Trial Testimony.
Motion for Crime Victim to Sit at Counsel Table to Assist Prosecution.
Memorandum of Points and Authority in Support of Motion for Crime Victim to Sit at Counsel Table to Assist Prosecution.
Motion for Crime Victim's Counsel to Assist Prosecution in Hearings and Trial.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Crime Victimís Counsel to Assist Prosecution in Hearings and Trial.
Notice of Assertion of Right to Participate in Restitution Hearing.
Motion for Return of Victim Property in Possession of <Possessor of Property> .
Request for Court to Exercise its Rule 39(f) Authority (to enforce victim notice requirements).
Motion for an Order Requiring Law Enforcement Agency to Notify the Crime Victim of his Rights.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Order Requiring Law Enforcement Agency to Notify Crime Victim of Rights.
Notice of Intent of Crime Victim to be Present and Heard and Notice for Pre-Trial Order Allowing the Victim to be Present and Heard at <Event>.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Pretrial Order Allowing the Victim to be Present and Heard at <Event>.
Petition for Special Action (Crime Victim Denied Rights), and Memorandum of Points and Authorities Supporting Petition for Special Action.
Request for Interlocutory Stay Pending Special Action.
Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Request for Interlocutory Stay Pending Special Action.
Form letter "A" (requesting DA to enforce victim rights)
Form letter "B" (post-conviction notice).

 

Disclaimer

These materials are designed to help attorneys acting in a pro bono capacity on behalf of crime victims who seek to assist or protect their rights on expressed cases.  Although the materials are carefully reviewed, and significant editorial enhancements have been provided by knowledgeable editors, in dealing with specific legal matters, attorneys should research and review original sources of authority.

 

Neither Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, nor the Crime Victim Law Institute, make either express or implied warranties regarding the use of these materials. Each attorney must depend on his or her own research, knowledge of the law, and expertise in using or modifying these materials.

 

Drafting forms for court is essentially rendering legal advice.  No handbook can assume that responsibility, and this handbook does not assume such responsibility.  It is intended to serve only as a guide for the practitioner, and assist in keeping the costs of representation low – an essential ingredient for the success and longevity of any pro bono effort.  The responsibility of preparing the forms and all other documents that are to be submitted to courts ultimately remain, and entirely rest with, the individual practitioner.

 

The forms in this binder are suggestions only.  They have been carefully checked for conformity with the law as of the date of publication. Still, the facts of every case will necessarily require a variation or multiple variations from the forms presented in the binder.