CJA03-0101. Judicial Performance Standards (AMEND)
CJA03-0104. Presiding Judges (AMEND)
CJA03-0111. Performance Evaluation of Senior Judges and Court Commissioners (AMEND)
The proposed amendments to Rules 3-101, 3-104, and 3-111 establish a definition for “submitted” for purposes of the case under advisement performance standard. The updates also provide discretion to the Council to excuse full compliance with the performance standards regarding cases under advisement and education hours for circumstances beyond the judge’s control, pursuant to Utah Code section 78A-2-223.
CJA06-0506. Procedure for Contested Matters Filed in the Probate Court (AMEND)
Change “may” to “will” in regard to scheduling a pre-mediation conference.
CJA03-0403. Judicial Branch Education (AMEND)
CJA09-0101. Board of Justice Court Judges (AMEND)
CJA09-0109. Presiding Judges (AMEND)
Proposed changes to Rules 9-101 and 9-109 provide an alternative to conducting elections for leadership positions in the justice courts when the justice court conference is canceled. The proposed change to 3-403 authorizes the Board of Justice Court Judges to excuse judges from that conference.
CJA04-0106. Electronic Conferencing (REPEAL)
Because remote hearing provisions exist in the rules of procedure, the proposal is to repeal CJA 4-106.
CJA 03-0302. Clerk of Court. Amend. Provides that the clerk’s office shall be open during all business hours except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Provides that during hours of operation the clerk or deputy shall be physically present, or immediately available remotely.
CJA 03-0306.01. Language access definitions. New. Defines terms applicable to rules 3-306.02 through 3-306.05 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.
CJA 03-0306.02. Language Access Committee. New. Outlines the Language Access Committee’s responsibilities. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.
CJA 03-0306.03. Interpreter certification. New. Outlines the process for becoming a certified interpreter. Provides a process whereby an exception may be made to one or more of the requirements as determined by the
Language Access Committee. Reiterates the policy that contract interpreters are independent contractors. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.
CJA 03-0306.04. Interpreter appointment, payment, and fees. New. Outlines the interpreter appointment process. Provides that the Judicial Council will review a market study every three years in order to set hourly rates for interpreters. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.
CJA 03-0306.05. Interpreter removal, discipline, and formal complaints. New. Outlines the interpreter discipline process. Provides that an interpreter may be disciplined for unprofessional conduct, or for being convicted of, or charged with, a crime. Revises the formal complaint process so that following a proposed resolution by the Language Access Program Coordinator, an interpreter may request a hearing before a panel of the Language Access Committee, and may appeal that panel’s decision to the Language Access Committee. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.
CJA 04-0106. Electronic conferencing. Amend. Authorizes the use of remote conferencing in lieu of personal appearances when certain requirements are met.
CJA 04-0408.01 Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Removes Morgan from the list of district courts administered by a county or municipality, since it is administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
CJA 04-0602. Victims’ Rights Committees. Repeal. Repeals the rule because the process for establishing Victims’ Rights Committees is now outlined by Utah Code section 77-37-5.
CJA 09-0105. Justice Court hours. Amend. Provides that during hours of operation, the justice court judge or clerk shall be physically present, or immediately available remotely.
CJA 09-0302. Mandatory electronic filing. New. Provides that e-filing will be discretionary in justice court criminal cases from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Provides that e-filing will be mandatory in justice court criminal cases beginning December 31, 2016.
The following rules provide that court business and hearings may be conducted remotely by contemporaneous transmission from a different location, as long as certain standards are met.
CJA 03-0302. Clerk of the Court. Amend.
CJA 04-0106. Electronic conferencing. Amend.
CJA 09-0105. Justice Court hours. Amend.
URCP 043. Evidence. Amend.
URCrP 017.5 Hearings with contemporaneous transmission from a different location. New.
URJP 029B. Hearings with contemporaneous transmission from a different location. New.
URJP 037B. Hearings with contemporaneous transmission from a different location. New.