Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Effective June 8, 2022

USB14-0807. Law school student and law school graduate legal assistance. AMEND.

  • Amendments extend law school graduate practice eligibility:
    • from one year to eighteen months after graduation, and
    • from one failed Bar exam attempt to two failed Bar exam attempts.
  • Amendments also fix a number of formatting issues, simplify language, and add headings for easier application.
  • New paragraph (g)(3)(G) provides that if a 14-807 practitioner substantially aids in the preparation of written materials in an appellate case, including briefs and memoranda, the supervising attorney may, at the attorney’s discretion, credit the 14-807 practitioner by including the practitioner’s name on the filing below the supervising attorney’s name.

 

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective November 1, 2022

CJA03-0421. WINGS Committee. (NEW). Outlines the roles and responsibilities of the new Standing Committee on Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS).

CJA04-0903. Uniform custody evaluations. (AMEND). Limits the circumstances under which a custody evaluation can be ordered, outlines the training requirements of those who conduct custody evaluations, and shortens the time period in which a party must request a custody evaluation from 45 days to 28 days after the custody evaluation conference.

CJA06-0104. Water law judges. (NEW). New rule creating designated water judges in district court to handle cases involving water law and the adjudication of water rights.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 23, 2022

CJA04-0508. Guidelines for ruling on a motion to waive fees. (AMEND). The proposed amendments are in response to S.B. 87, effective May 4, 2022. Among other things, SB 87 amends provisions regarding affidavits of indigency and requires a court to find an individual indigent under certain circumstances.

CJA01-0204. Executive committees. (AMEND).

CJA 01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees. (AMEND).

Creates a Standing Committee on Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS). Renames the Policy and Planning Committee to the “Policy, Planning, and Technology Committee.” In addition to its current responsibilities, the committee will now review and recommend technology policies and priorities. The Standing Technology Committee is dissolved.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Effective September 1, 2022

URJP007. Warrants. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 248. Allows counsel for the Division of Child and Family Services to file an ex parte motion to vacate a warrant issued pursuant to Utah Code section 80-2a-202. Changes the text style of “ex parte” in subsection (h) from italic text to standard text to make it consistent with other rules.

URJP012. Admission to shelter care. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 248.

URJP013. Shelter hearings. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 248.

URJP014. Reception of referral; preliminary determination. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 248.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Effective May 18, 2022

URJP025. Pleas. Amend. Modifies paragraph (a) and adds statutory reference to Utah Code section 80-6-306. Adds reference to the rule itself. Deletes paragraph (d) to remove language contained in Utah Code section 80-6-306. Details the procedure for how delayed admissions under Utah Code section 80-6-306 will be resolved.

URJP060. Judicial bypass procedure to authorize minor to consent to abortion. Amend. Qualifies that the time frame in subsection (d) is three calendar days or two business days, whichever is longer.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective November 1, 2022

URAP010. Procedures for summary disposition or simplified appeal process. Amend. The amendments to Rule 10, paragraph (d): address enlargements of time for filing memoranda under the simplified appeals process to make the language regarding the deadline for such motions consistent with that in Rules 22(a) and 22(b)(3).

URAP011. The record on appeal. Amend. The amendments to Rule 11: (1) address the Court’s concerns—that arose in Arreguin-Leon v. Hadco Constr., LLC, 2020 UT 59, 472 P.3d 927—about defining what constitutes the record on appeal and the procedures for correcting or supplementing the record on appeal; (2) clarify and adjust the deadlines for ordering transcripts, ensuring that indigent parties have the opportunity to review the case before being required to order transcripts; (3) incorporate the Court’s Standing Order 11 (regarding filing documents by email); and (4) make other changes to conform with the Appellate Clerks’ Office current practice.

URAP012. Transmitting the record. Amend. The amendments to Rule 12: (1) recognize the current practice of utilizing electronic records and the appellate court’s transcript management system; (2) incorporate the Court’s Standing Order 11 (regarding filing documents by email); and (3) make other changes to conform with the Appellate Clerks’ Office current practice.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective May 1, 2022

URAP025. Amicus curiae briefs. Amend. Amended rule to: (1) modify the language throughout to rule to mirror the federal rule; (2) incorporate the language from Rule 50 regarding amicus curiae briefs; (3) allow an amicus curiae brief to be filed without leave of court if all parties have consented to its filing; (4) provide a word count length requirement; (5) change the due date from 21 days to 14 days in 25(d); (6) add language in 25(g) addressing responsive briefs; and (7) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP050. Response; reply. Amend. Amended rule to: (1) remove all mention of amicus curiae briefs and incorporate that language into Rule 25; (2) replace the phrase “subject index” with “table of contents” in 50(b); (3) change the due date from 14 days to 7 days in 50(d); (4) incorporate Standing Order 11; and (5) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 1, 2022

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees (AMEND). Creates a Standing Committee on Fairness and Accountability. Amends the membership of the Committee on Resources for Self-represented Parties, the Committee on Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions, and the Committee on Court Forms.

CJA02-0103. Open and closed meetings (AMEND). Removes the requirement that the AOC send a separate notification to a newspaper of general circulation when the Judicial Council meeting agendas are posted on the Utah Public Notice Website. Clarifies that a Judicial Council meeting may be closed for discussions regarding legal advice of counsel.

CJA04-0302. Recommended Uniform Fine Schedule. (AMEND). In May 2020, the Management Committee approved changing the name of the committee from “Recommended Uniform Fine Schedule Committee” to “Recommended Uniform Fine Committee,” but the name wasn’t amended in the rule. The proposed amendment simply reflects the approved name change.

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