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UCJA Rule 14-1108 (Code of Judicial Administration)

 

Rule 14-1108. Relief granted by award; accord and satisfaction application to court; confidentiality; enforceability of award; claims of malpractice.
Rule printed on October 6, 2022 at 5:03 pm. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 5/1/2021

(a) If the award determines that the lawyer is not entitled to any portion of the disputed fee, service of a copy of such award on the lawyer:

(a)(1) terminates all claims and interests of the lawyer against the client with respect to the subject matter of the arbitration;

(a)(2) terminates all right of the lawyer to retain possession of any documents, records or other properties of the client pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration then held under claim of the lawyer's lien or for other reasons; and

(a)(3) terminates all right of the lawyer to oppose the substitution of one or more other lawyers designated by the client in any pending litigation pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration.

(b) If the award determines that the lawyer is entitled to some portion of his or her fee, the award must state the amount to which he or she is entitled and payment of this amount shall:

(b)(1) constitute a complete accord and satisfaction of all claims of the lawyer against the client with respect to the subject matter of the arbitration;

(b)(2) terminate all right of the lawyer to retain possession of any documents, records or other properties of the client pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration then held under claim of lawyer's lien or for other reasons; and

(b)(3) terminate all right of the lawyer to oppose the substitution of one or more other lawyers designated by the client in place of the lawyer in any pending litigation pertaining to the subject matter of the arbitration.

(c) Confidentiality. All documents, records, files, proceedings and hearings pertaining to the arbitration of a fee dispute under these rules shall not be open to the public or to a person not involved in the dispute.

(d) If both parties have signed a binding agreement to arbitrate any award rendered in such case may be enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction in the manner provided in the Utah Uniform Arbitration Act without further assistance by the Bar.

(e) Claims of malpractice. A decision rendered by the panel regarding a disputed fee generated by the lawyer/client relationship must not bar any claim the client may have against the lawyer for malpractice by the lawyer in the course of the lawyer/client relationship.


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