Rule 1. General provisions.
(a) Scope of rules. These rules shall govern the procedure in the courts of the state of Utah in all actions, suits, and proceedings of a civil nature, whether cognizable at law or in equity, and in all special statutory proceedings, except as governed by other rules promulgated by this court or enacted by the Legislature and except as stated in Rule 81. They shall be liberally construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.
(b) Effective date. These rules shall take effect on January 1, 1950; and thereafter all laws in conflict therewith shall be of no further force or effect. They govern all proceedings in actions brought after they take effect and also all further proceedings in actions then pending, except to the extent that in the opinion of the court their application in a particular action pending when the rules take effect would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former procedure applies.