Phoenix, AZ asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Arizona

Q: Can I file a motion for an extension of time with the court to find an attorney to comply with AZ Rule 26?

I filed a complaint in Superior court pro se and the defendant acquired an attorney and answered. The attorney has now reached out to move forward with discovery and other protocol but I have had issues acquiring counsel and need more time. Can I at least file a motion for more time so my case is handled correctly? Is there a particular type of motion for an extension of this kind.

1 Lawyer Answer
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Can you? Sure. It's a motion to extend time to respond to discovery. Be forewarned: now that you've filed and the defendant has responded, it may be more difficult to find a lawyer to take your case, or may require a hefty retainer upfront. Good luck.

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