I am approaching a deadline for initial disclosure. I am a pro se litigant. There is a 40 day deadline set with the moon

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Customer: Hi there, I am approaching a deadline for initial disclosure. I am a pro se litigant. There is a 40 day deadline set with the moon valley justice court. I must file within 40 days of the answer, which was Sept 21,2021. Does this mean that I also need to have the other side served with interrogatories by that deadline? Secondly, do I have to submit exhibits with this filing?
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hello?
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Hi, I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Do you have a scheduling order from the court?

Customer
Hello, I am getting my paperwork now
Customer
I have a notice of mediation conference
Customer
Set for Nov 3
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Okay, thanks. Normally, you would get a discovery schedule from the court showing when you need to serve any requests for information you have. They may be waiting to send that out until the initial disclosures are done. Under Arizona Superior Court Rule 26.1, only certain documents need to be included: insurance policies are the most common. But also if you have documents used to calculate your damages.

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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Subsection 11 also requires that you send:

(8) any documents...that the disclosing party plans to use at trial, including any material to be used for impeachment;

(9) documents...that may be relevant to the subject matter of the action

Customer
they did send me an initial disclosure statement that must be filed by this Friday. I don't have all my evidence completed at this time. I have some of it. Should I just submit what I have and leave the rest for Discovery? I am having issues with citing law that supports my claim. Do they typically expect case law to be cited in that section?
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Send as much as you have. There's an ongoing duty to disclose, so you'll send anything else covered by the rule once you get it. You do not need to cite case law in the Answer to a Complaint. That's more for motions.

Customer
I am the plaintiff. The paperwork is the initial disclosure statement. It states The following law supports my case.
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The defendant already filed an answer
Customer
1. The following facts support my side of this case:
2. If I am claiming that the other side should pay me money, the following facts support that claim:
Maricopa County Justice Courts, Arizona
Plaintiff(s) Name / Address / Email / Phone Defendant(s) Name / Address / Email / Phone
Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Name / Address / Email / Phone Attorney for Defendant(s) Name / Address / Email / Phone
3. The following law supports my side of this case:
4. List of Witnesses. (List the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses, including yourself, that you intend
Customer
Do they just mean to put in the statute? For Example: Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 23-786
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Right. The statute is fine there.

Customer
Ah...okay! What a relief. I can't go to the law library because I am sick. I have been on hold with Westlaw to get their software. So, I will list each statute for each cause of action, correct?
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Right.

Customer
Thank you so much for the assistance. I greatly appreciate it!
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

You're welcome!

Customer
I have a mediation conference set for November 3
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

At the mediation conference, it's good to have the statutes with you in case you need to reference them. Mostly, though, it's about trying to find a solution that's acceptable to both parties.

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Hello, I have a question about a CONTINUANCE in my case. I am motioning for a continuance. My reason being that the case did not settle, and more time is needed to further analyze the evidence, initiate discovery and give the opposing side a chance to respond. Do I have to ask the other side if they agree to the motion before filing with the court (maricopa justice court)?
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Lucy, Esq., Expert

Good morning. I'm happy to answer this for you, but I'm afraid I have to ask that you post it on a new question page. This is considered a different inquiry from the original.

Customer
Okay. I need to figure out how to start a new page.
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