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Recent Reports

  • Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts Report (October 2015) - PDF
  • Report to the Utah Judicial Council on Pretrial Release and Supervision Practices (November 2015) - PDF
  • Supreme Court Task Force to Examine Limited Legal Licensing -  PDF (November 2015)
  • Judicial Council Study on the Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts (October 2015) - PDF
  • Right to Counsel in Utah: An Assessment of Trial-Level Indigent Defense Services, Sixth Amendment Center (October 2015) - PDF (sixthamendment.org)
  • Non-Lawyer Legal Assistance Roles, Thomas M. Clarke, National Center for State Courts (August 2015) - PDF

All Recent Reports can also be found in the sections below.


Utah State Court Surveys


Public Trust and Confidence Survey

A Public Trust and Confidence Survey was conducted to determine public perceptions of the Utah State Courts. OpinionWorks surveyed 800 Utah households in July and August, 2012, and asked Utahns questions about the public's perception, familiarity, experience, confidence, expectations, and performance of the state courts. The results were compared to a survey conducted in 2006 to gauge changes in the public perception of the court system.

Self-Represented Parties Survey

  • 2006 Survey of Self-Represented Parties in the Utah State Courts - PDF

Access and Fairness Survey

A fair decision under the law is the cornerstone of the Utah courts. Fairness is just a word if the people cannot access their courts. The Judicial Council remains committed to achieving both access and fairness, and measuring progress towards those goals through the opinions of the people who use the courts.

The Access and Fairness Survey is conducted annually in each district courthouse in the state for one full court day. All court "customers" are asked to take the survey as they leave the courthouse. A customer includes attorneys, litigants and their families and friends, witnesses, victims, social service agency staff, jurors, paralegals and other law office staff, and law enforcement. Not included in the customer category are court staff, court security officers and anyone else who works for the court or in the courthouse.


Annual Reports

  • Annual Report to the Community 2017 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2016 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2015 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2014 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2013 - PDF

State of the Judiciary Reports

  • 2017 State of the Judiciary Address -- PDF
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)
  • 2016 State of the Judiciary Address - PDF
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)
  • 2015 State of the Judiciary Address - PDF | YouTube
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)

Reports to the Supreme Court


Indigent Defense Committee

The Judicial Council Study Committee on the Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts prepared a report which is the culmination of the efforts of the Study Committee on the Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants (the Committee), formed by the Judicial Council in 2011. The Committee was asked to assess the provision of indigent criminal defense services at the trial level in Utah courts and to identify any concerns and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.

To accomplish the Committee's task, the Committee engaged the Sixth Amendment Center to perform a study of Utah's indigent defense systems. Their report provided important information and analysis that was used by the Committee to develop its own findings and recommendations. The Sixth Amendment Center report is an appendix to the Committee's report and can be found through the Sixth Amendment Center's website at http://sixthamendment.org/utah-report/.

  • Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts Report - PDF Document PDF

Additional Reports

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


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