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Rule 9-105. Justice Court hours.

Intent:

To establish minimum court hours for Justice Courts.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to all Justice Courts.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Every Justice Court shall establish a regular schedule ofcourt hours to be posted in a conspicuous location at the court site.

(2) Justice Courts shall be open and available to transactjudicial business every business day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidaysas defined in Utah Code section 63G-1-301, and unless specifically waivedby the Judicial Council. During the scheduled hours of court operation theJustice Court judge or clerk shall be physically present or immediatelyavailable remotely.

(3) Justice Courts shall provide, at a minimum, the followinghours of operation:

Number of Average Monthly Filings

Hours Per Day

0-60

1

61-150

2

151-200

3

201-300

4

301-400

5

401-500

6

501 or more

8

(4) The Justice Courtjudge may schedule the court hours to meet the needs of the litigants and theavailability of bailiff and clerk services.

(5) Court hours shall be set at least quarterly and the JusticeCourt judge shall annually send notice to the Administrative Office of theCourts of the hours which have been set for court operation.

 

EffectiveMay 1, 2016