Author: Utah Courts

Rules of Civil Procedure

URCP 009. Pleading special matters. Amend. Removes the paragraph regarding a petition to renew a judgment. The process to renew a judgment is governed by proposed Rule 58C and the Judgment Renewal Act. Adopts much of the style and grammar of the federal rule.
URCP 026.01. Disclosure and discovery in domestic relations actions. Amend. Amends the disclosure deadlines to conform to Rule 26.
URCP 026.02. Disclosures in personal injury actions. Amend. Corrects a reference to amended Rule 9.
URCP 041. Dismissal of actions. Amend. Removes the provision for ruling against a plaintiff for failure to prove a right to relief, a similar but broader provision having been added to Rule 52, as in the federal rules. Adopts much of the style and grammar of the federal rule.
URCP 054. Judgment; costs. Amend. Establishes a process to add attorney fees and costs to a judgment.
URCP 058A. Entry of judgment; abstract of judgment. Amend. In conjunction with amendments to rule 4 of the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure, establishes a new policy on time in which to appeal a judgment when a motion for attorney fees has been filed. A motion for attorney fees would have the same effect as a motion under rules 50, 52, and 59 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, extending the time in which to appeal to 30 days after the order on the motion, effectively overturning ProMax Development Corp. v. Raile, 2000 UT 4, 998 P.2d 254.
URCP 058C. Motion to renew judgment. New. In conjunction with the Judgment Renewal Act and the amendment to Rule 9, describes the process for renewing a judgment.
URCP 073. Attorney fees. Amend. Modifies the process for claiming attorney fees. Adopts many features of FRCP 54(d).

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Provides that the time for all parties to appeal from a judgment runs from the entry of a dispositive order if a party files a motion for relief under rule 60(b) of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure no later than 28 days after the judgment is entered or a motion or claim for attorney fees under rule 73 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, in addition to the other motions previously listed.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 01-0201. Membership – Election. Amend. Provides that Council members are not eligible to be voting members of a Board of Judges of a trial court.
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a standing committee of the Judicial Council to address pretrial release and supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 03-0116. Pretrial Release and Supervision Committee. New. Outlines the responsibilities of the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 028A. Appellate Mediation Office. Amend. Outlines different processes for mediation in the supreme court and the court of appeals. Provides that the denial of a mediation request does not prevent parties from engaging in private mediation or settlement negotiations. Makes technical changes.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 03-0114. Judicial outreach. Amend. Reorders the intent language. Provides that model outreach programs shall take into account existing curricula. Requires the committee to propose and implement rather than develop policies that encourage judicial participation in outreach programs.
CJA 04-0503. Mandatory electronic filing. Amend. Requires an attorney seeking an exemption from efiling to submit a written request to the District Court Administrator.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar

USB 14-0515. Access to disciplinary information. Amend. Allows access to disciplinary records without the waiver of the respondent in limited circumstances. Requires that those with access maintain the confidentiality of the records. Effective November 25, 2015 under Rule 11-105. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0408.01. Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Removes Kanab from the list of district courts administered through contract with county or local government. Effective December 1, 2015 under rule 11-105 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0202.08. Fees for records, information, and services. Amend. Changes the fee to access a court document online from $2.50 to $.50. Effective October 7, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Deletes maiden name and mother’s maiden name from the lists of private and safeguarded information. Classifies juvenile court mediation disposition notices as juvenile court social records. Exempts information required by Utah Code section 78A-6-304(4) from being classified as safeguarded.

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Bar Admissions Rules

The following proposals address changes to the Bar admissions rules. The proposed changes are primarily a reorganization of the current rules to make them easier for applicants to understand. Redundant sections of the rules were deleted and consolidated. There also are numerous changes proposed for consistency, form and clarification. Substantive changes include a change in the definition of “Active Practice” in Rule 14-701, the consolidation of all review procedures under Rule 14-715, and changes to timing of motions for admissions, the ceremony and taking of the oath of attorney in Rules 14-707 and 14-716.
USB 14-0701. Definitions. Amend.
USB 14-0703. Qualifications for admission of Student and Foreign Law School Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0704. Qualifications for admission of Attorney Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0705. Admission by motion. Amend.
USB 14-0706. Test accommodations. Amend.
USB 14-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees. Amend.
USB 14-0708. Character and fitness. Amend.
USB 14-0709. Application denial. Amend.
USB 14-0710. Administration of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0711. Grading and passing of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0712. Qualificatons for admission based on UBE. Amend.
USB 14-0715. Bar Examination appeals. Amend.
USB 14-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission. Amend.
USB 14-0717. Readmission after resignation or disbarment of Utah attorneys. Amend.
USB 14-0718. Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants. Amend.
USB 14-0719. Qualifications for admission of House Counsel Applicants. Amend.

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