Category: CJA04-0202.02

Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closes November 12, 2021

CJA02-0101. Rules for the conduct of Council meetings. (AMEND)

CJA05-0101. The Board of Appellate Court Judges. (AMEND)

CJA06-0101. The Board of District Court Judges. (AMEND)

CJA07-0101. Juvenile Court Board, Executive Committee and Council Representatives. (AMEND)

CJA09-0101.  Board of Justice Court Judges. (AMEND)

The proposed amendments remove the requirement to follow Robert’s Rules, bringing the boards and Judicial Council in line with current practice. This appears to be a self-imposed requirement that isn’t followed and isn’t required under the Open and Public Meetings Act. Policy and Planning believes the use of general principles for conducting meetings in an orderly and professional manner should be sufficient.

CJA03-0303.  Justice court clerks. (AMEND)

In conjunction with the Judicial Institute, the Board of Justice Court Judges recommends adding an annual certification requirement for justice court clerks.

CJA03-0117.  Committee on Court Forms. (AMEND)

CJA03-0401.  Office of General Counsel. (AMEND)

The proposed amendments make the rules consistent with CJA 1-205(3)(D) (“the Administrative Office shall serve as secretariat to the Council’s committees”) and CJA 1-204(8) (“the Administrative Office shall serve as the secretariat to the executive committees”), providing the State Court Administrator with the flexibility to assign AOC resources where appropriate.

CJA03-0411.  Grant management. (AMEND).

At the Judicial Council’s direction, rule 3-411 outlines significant changes to the courts’ grant management program.

CJA04-0202.02.  Records classification. (AMEND)

A working group is preparing a new form on petitions to determine competency. The form will have two parts (1) the petition without confidential information and (2) a statement in support that includes confidential information. The proposed amendment in line 189 would ensure the statements in support are classified as private. Parties, the subject of the record, attorneys, and anyone with a court order (among others) may access private records (CJA 4-202.03(3)).

*The proposed amendment in line 169 went out for public comment in July. It is included here for tracking purposes only.

CJA04-0208.  Automatic expungement of cases. (NEW)

New rule 4-208 governs the Administrative Office of the Court’s development and implementation of an automated expungement process. The rule requires approval by the Judicial Council of all automated processes and approval of the form and content of automated orders. Processes must also meet any requirements under the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed July 17, 2021

CJA01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees (AMEND). Amends membership on the Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision.

CJA03-0419. Office of Fairness and Accountability (NEW). Establishes the Office of Fairness and Accountability, and identifies the duties of the Director and the objectives of the Office.

CJA04-0202.02. Records classification (AMEND). Clarifies that minors’ names are only public in criminal cases if the minor is a party. This is not a change, the language is simply intended to clear up confusion on the issue.

CJA04-0206. Exhibits (AMEND). Significantly bolsters uniform procedures for the marking, receipt, maintenance, and release of exhibits. Provides courts with the discretion to extend applicability to any proceeding in which exhibits are introduced.

CJA04-0401.02. Possession and use of portable electronic devices (AMEND). Allows JPEC continued use of recordings to evaluate the performance of justice court judges subject to a basic evaluation.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed September 24, 2020

CJA04-0202.02. Records Classification (AMEND). Minor’s names will be public in stalking injunctions. Reflects current practice.

CJA06-0507. Court Visitor (NEW). New rule outlining the appointment and role of court visitors, and establishing a process for review of court visitor reports.

CJA03-0407. Accounting (AMEND). Clarifies that “bail” refers to “monetary bail.” Amends examples of trust accounts to reflect the most common fund types.

CJA04-0609. Procedure for obtaining fingerprints and Offense Tracking Numbers on defendants who have not been booked in jail (AMEND). Clarifies that “bail” means release.

CJA010-01-0404. Attendance and assistance of prosecutors in criminal proceedings (AMEND). Clarifies that “bail” refers to “monetary bail.”

CJA04-0401.01. Electronic media coverage of court proceedings (AMEND). Clarifies that the rule applies to viewing proceedings by remote transmission. Eliminates the requirement for pool coverage. Any media who register may attend. Electronic access may be terminated for violations of the rule.

CJA04-0401.02. Possession and use of portable electronic devices (AMEND). Defines court proceedings. Prohibits individuals from recording or photographing remote proceedings.

 

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed November 12, 2018

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees. 

AMEND.  Adds a member of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission to the Utah Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision.
AMEND.  Adds a court commissioner to the Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Court Forms.
AMEND.  Stylistic formatting (numbering) changes to committee composition section of the rule.

CJA04-0202.02. Records Classification.  

AMEND.  Classifies abstracts of juvenile court judgments filed in district court as “private” court records.

CJA04-0508. Guidelines for Ruling on a Motion to Waive Fees.  

AMEND.  Makes the Standing Committee on Court Forms responsible to approve the motion and affidavit to waive fees forms (previously the responsibility of the Board of District or Juvenile Court Judges).

CJA Appendix I. Summary of Classification of Court Records.

AMEND.  Change classification of “Criminal Invesigations” case type from “Protected” to “Public unless otherwise ordered” for better consistency with requirements of Utah Code.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed March 17, 2018

CJA03-0407  Amend.  Accounting.  Amends the membership of the Accounting Manual Review Committee to reflect current practice.

CJA04-0202.02  Amend.  Records Classification.  Allows a minor’s full name to be listed on any type of protective order, rather than initials only on adult protective orders and a full name on child protective orders.  Classifies affidavits of indigency as private record.

CJA04–0202.07  Amend.  Appeals.  Clarifies that a person may appeal a response that a record does not exist or is not maintained by the court and amends the timing for filing and responding to an appeal.

CJA04-0202.09  Amend. Miscellaneous.  Strikes language requiring filers to certify that all non-public information has been omitted or redacted from public records.

CJA04-0510.03  Amend.  Qualification of ADR Providers.  Updates the language of the rule to reflect the broadened scope of the new ADR ethics exam

CJA07-0303  Repeal.  Repeals the rule in its entirety due to changes in HB 239.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed February 17, 2017

CJA01-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms; provides committee composition. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA02-212. Communication with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Amend. Limits and changes the timing of the notice requirement to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel of the Court’s draft rules.

CJA03-117. Committee on Court Forms. New. Establishes the charge for the new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA04-103. Civil calendar management. Amend. Pursuant to Cannon v. Holmes, 2016 UT 42 and Civil Rule 41, requires that all orders of dismissal entered under the rule must contain the language “without prejudice.”

CJA04-202.02. Records Classification. Amend. Makes dismissals in criminal cases private except in limited circumstances.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed April 23, 2016

CJA 03-0403. Judicial branch education. Amend. Gives the Management Committee authority to excuse an active senior judge applying for reappointment from completing the annual 30 hour education requirement based on good cause. To be eligible, the senior judge must have completed at least 60 total education hours in the two years preceding the effective date of reappointment.

CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies jail booking sheets and nonresident violator notices of compliance as private. Deletes language addressing appellate brief addenda as they are governed by other rules.

CJA 04-0404. Jury selection and service. Amend. Incorporates recent amendments to the statute regarding a juror’s term of service.

CJA 04-0903. Uniform custody evaluations. Amend. Clarifies the list of professionals who may perform custody evaluations. Eliminates the provision allowing two custody evaluators to be appointed if one party resides out of state. Adds additional factors for a custody evaluator to consider when conducting an evaluation.

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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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