To prohibitcourts from establishing the position of court referee.
This ruleapplies to all trial courts.
Statement ofthe Rule:
(1) Definition.Court referee means any person, other than:
(1)(A) a judgeappointed under Article VIII of the Utah Constitution;
(1)(B) a seniorjudge appointed under Rule 11-201 or Rule 11-203;
(1)(C) a judgepro tempore appointed under Rule 11-202;
(1)(D) a courtcommissioner appointed under Rule 3-201;
(1)(E) a masterappointed under Rule of Civil Procedure 53;
(1)(F) a clerkof court acting under Rule 4-704; or
(1)(G) ajuvenile court probation officer acting under Section 78A-6-602or Rule 7-301
by any title, including but notlimited to court referee, traffic referee, hearing officer, or adjuster whoresolves or recommends resolution of any case.
(2) Courtreferees prohibited. Court referees are prohibited.