USB14-0806. Admission pro hac vice. Amend. Proposed changes exempt from the rule non-Utah licensed attorneys who are representing an Indian Tribe in a child custody proceeding pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Other changes correct typos and remove the requirement that original documents be submitted with the application.
URAP028A. Appellate Mediation Office. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rule 28A incorporate the advisory committee note into the language of the rule and repeal the note.
URAP044. Transfer of improperly pursued appeals. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rule 44 incorporate the advisory committee note into the language of the rule and repeal the note.
CJA01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Changes the composition of the Utah Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Children and Family Law based, in part, on amendments to Utah law. Removes a legislative position, updates the mediator position, and adds a mental health professional.
RGLPP15-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees. Amend. The proposed amendments to CJA Rule 15-707 allow Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (LPP) applicants to submit an application before completing the national certification requirement so long as that certification is completed within one year of passing the LPP exam. LPPs must complete the national certification before obtaining a license.
URCrP022. Sentence, judgment, and commitment. Amend. The amendments conform the rule to current practices. The court will undertake the responsibility of sending commitment orders to the jail without the need for law enforcement officers to file a return.
The following amendments to Civil Rule 24, Criminal Rule 12, and Appellate Rule 25A are intended to better coordinate the provisions addressing constitutional challenges. The amendments do the following:
- Address service on the Attorney General and other governmental entities;
- Broaden the kinds of challenges that may arise;
- Clarify that it is the governmental entity that responds, not the county or municipal attorney (which can be a contracted position in certain jurisdictions);
- Eliminate outdated language in Civil Rule 24 in favor of the updated federal language;
- Clarify in each rule the process and timing for the Attorney General or other governmental entity to respond to a constitutional challenge; and
- Eliminate the requirement in Appellate Rule 25A that the Attorney General state the reasons for declining to file an amicus brief.
URAP009. Docketing statement. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rules 9 and 19 incorporate Utah Supreme Court Standing Order 11 (Regarding filing documents by email) and propose other changes to conform with current practices of the Appellate Clerks’ Office.
URAP019. Extraordinary writs. Amend. The proposed amendments to Rules 9 and 19 incorporate Utah Supreme Court Standing Order 11 (Regarding filing documents by email) and propose other changes to conform with current practices of the Appellate Clerks’ Office.
URAP033. Damages for delay or frivolous appeal; recovery of attorney fees. Amend. The proposed amendments would allow the court to impose sanctions without a hearing or at the court’s discretion, so long as the party is provided with notice and an opportunity to respond.
URE0512. Victim Communications (AMEND). Clarifies which disclosures do and do not waive the privilege.
CJA11-0102. Advisory Committee Procedures. AMENDED. Amendments provide that Utah Supreme Court advisory committees shall adopt expedited procedures for recommending rules to the Court when time is of the essence, such as when immediate rule changes may be required due to changes or proposed changes in the law.
CJC03.7. Participation in Education, Religious, Charitable, Fraternal, or Civic Organizations and Activities. Amended. Amends the Code of Judicial Conduct to permit judges to directly engage in fundraising for court projects, as long as the potential donors do not regularly appear in the court the judge serves.