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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed August 24, 2017

CJA 03-111. Performance evaluation of senior judges and court commissioners. Amend. 1) Clarifies when court commissioners’ annual evaluations will be completed, by whom, what the evaluation process will entail; 2) establishes when the presiding judge will prepare a performance plan versus a corrective action plan for a court commissioner; and 3) moves the Judicial Council’s certification process from August to July.

CJA 03-201. Court commissioners. Amend. Clarifies 1) how the districts and court levels that a commissioner will serve will be represented on the court commissioner nominating committee; 2) how a commissioner is selected if they will serve more than one judicial district or court level; 3) that the commissioner certification process addresses retention, not removal; 4) that when a commissioner serves two districts or court levels, the presiding judges will each prepare performance evaluations and performance plans; and 5) how the commissioner public comment period results are reviewed and used.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds a criminal law professor to the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Provides a public comment process for commissioner nominations and reappointments.
CJA 04-0502. Expedited procedures for resolving discovery issues. Repeal. Repeals rules 4-502 as expedited procedures for resolving discovery issues are now covered by rules 26, 30, 37, and 45 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure.
CJA 04-0603. Mandatory electronic filing. Amend. Provides that a person seeking a hardship exemption may do so by filing a written request in lieu of a form provided by the AOC.

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CJA 03-0111. Performance evaluation of senior judges and court commissioners. Amend. Requires a presiding judge to evaluate a senior judge’s performance every 18 months after the first term and a commissioner’s performance annually. Changes the evaluation criteria to more closely match the JPEC criteria.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Requires a court commissioner to undergo a performance evaluation annually.
CJA 04-0405. Juror and witness fees and expenses. Amend. Makes an attorney issuing the subpoena responsible for reimbursing a civil witness for necessary and reasonable parking expenses as required by statute.
CJA 04-0907. Divorce education and divorce orientation courses. Amend. Provides an option to take the divorce orientation course online, and reflects changes to the fees for the course as required by statute.
CJA 11-0201. Senior judges. Amend. Establishes a residency requirement. Requires a senior judge to undergo a performance evaluation every 18 months after a first term.
CJA 11-0203. Senior justice court judges. Amend. Establishes a residency requirement. Requires a senior justic court judge to undergo a performance evaluation every 18 months after a first term.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Eliminates the Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee. Exempts the Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee from sunset review.
CJA 02-0106.01. Goals of performance evaluation for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.02. Criteria for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.03. Information for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.04. Self improvement process. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.05. Administration of the performance evaluation program for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 03-0111. Performance evaluation of senior judges and court commissioners. New. Combines Rules 3-111.01 through 3-111.04 into one rule, describing the evaluation program applicable to senior judges and court commissioners.
CJA 03-0111.01 Goals of performance evaluation for certification for retention election. Consolidate into Rule 3-111 and Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.02 Judicial performance evaluation criteria. Consolidate into Rule 3-111 and Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.03 Standards of judicial performance. Consolidate into Rule 3-111 and Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.04 Evaluation and certification of judges and commissioners. Consolidate into Rule 3-111 and Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.05. Evaluation and certification of senior judges. Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.06. Administration of the judicial performance evaluation and certification program. Repeal.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Provides for uniform end of term of December 31.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Expand interpreter program to the remaining balance of the court’s casetypes.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classify as private performance evaluation information from senior judges and court commissioners.
CJA 04-0601. Selection of indigent aggravated murder defense fund counsel. New. Establishes the process to be used to select pre-contracted attorneys from the roster maintained by the Indigent Defense Funds Board in aggravated murder cases.
CJA 06-0402. Records in domestic relations cases. New. Defines the records required for motions for temporary relief, alimony, child support, and child custody.

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