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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar in the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice – Effective May 15, 2019

USB14-0302. Definitions. New. This is part of an effort to codify Standing Order No. 7, which established a program of professionalism counseling for members of the Utah State Bar. This rule provides the definitions used in Rule 14-303.

USB14-0303. Professionalism and Civility Counseling. New. This is part of an effort to codify Standing Order No. 7, which established a program of professionalism counseling for members of the Utah State Bar. This rule provides for the composition of the Professionalism and Civility Counseling Board, the Board’s authority and responsibilities, and the procedures surrounding the submission and resolution of complaints.

USB14-0510. Prosecution and appeals. Amend. Updates references to Standing Order No. 7 to new Rule 14-303.

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Rules of Professional Conduct (LPP Amendments) – Effective May 1, 2019

Following the recent enactment of rules authorizing licensed paralegal practitioners, the Rules of Professional Conduct have been amended to address interactions between lawyers and licensed legal practitioners. “Legal professional” is now the umbrella term for lawyers and licensed paralegal practitioners.

RPC01.00. Terminology.

RPC01.07. Conflict of Interest: Current Clients.

RPC01.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule.

RPC01.11. Special Conflicts of Interest for Former and Current Government Employees.

RPC01.12. Former Judge, Arbitrator, Mediator or Other Third-Party Neutral.

RPC01.18. Duties to Prospective Client.

RPC02.04. Lawyer Serving as Third-Party Neutral.

RPC03.03. Candor toward the Tribunal.

RPC03.05. Impartiality and Decorum of the Tribunal.

RPC04.02. Communication with Persons Represented by Counsel.

RPC05.01. Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers.

RPC08.03. Reporting Professional Misconduct.

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Rules Governing the State Bar, Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, and Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct – Effective May 1, 2019

Rules Governing the State Bar

USB14-0802. Authorization to practice law. The amendments to Rule 14-802 clarify that the forms an LPP may use are forms approved by the Judicial Council.

Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

URGLPP15-0510. Prosecution and appeals. The amendment to Rule 15-510 changes a cross reference to Standing Order No.7 to a cross reference to Rule 14-303.

Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct

LPP1.013. Organization as a client. Rule 1.13 is repealed because it governs when an LPP represents an organization as a client and an LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

LPP5.04. Professional independence of a licensed paralegal practitioner.

LPP6.01. Voluntary pro bono legal service.

The amendments to Rules 5.4 and 6.1 remove language that refers to an LPP representing an organization as a client. An LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

Supreme Court Order for USB14-0802

Supreme Court Order for URGLPP15-0510

Supreme Court Order for LPP’s 1.013, 5.04, and 6.01

 

 

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar in the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice – Effective May 1, 2019

USB14-0106. Authority to engage in legislative activities.

The Fund for Client Protection rules were changed to add Licensed Paralegal Practitioners.

USB14-0901. Fund for client protection.

USB14-0902. Purpose and scope; establishment of Fund.

USB14-0904. Funding.

USB14-0907. Duties and responsibilities for the committee.

USB14-0908. Conflict of interest.

USB14-0910. Eligible claim.

USB14-0911. Procedures and form; responsibilities of claimants to complete form.

USB14-0912. Processing claims.

USB14-0913. Payment of reimbursement.

USB14-0915. Restitution and subrogation.

USB14-0916. Confidentiality.

Supreme Court Order for USB14-0106

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 1, 2019

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committee. AMEND – adds Court Security Director as a member of the Court Facility Planning Committee.

CJA02-0208. Publication and Distribution. AMEND – remove requirement that AOC and TCEs “maintain a copy of the CJA and make it available for inspection during business hours.”

CJA03-0103. Administrative Role of Judges. AMEND – assigns responsibilities to justice court presiding judges, to conform with district court counterparts.

CJA03-0104. Presiding Judges. AMEND – clarifies responsibilities of presiding judges to coordinate with presiding justice court judges regarding magistrate rotation.

CJA03-0106. Legislative Activities. AMEND – clarify options available to judicial council in response to legislative activities.

CJA03-0107. Executive Branch Policy Initiatives. AMEND – clarify options available to judicial council in response to executive initiatives.

CJA03-0111. Performance Evaluation of Senior Judges and Court Commissioners. AMEND – assigns responsibilities to justice court presiding judges, to conform with district court counterparts.

CJA03-0413. Judicial library resources. AMEND – revises rule to conform with current practice and removes outdated provisions that no longer conform to current practice.

CJA03-0501. Insurance Benefits Upon Retirement. AMEND – adds “parental leave” to the “sick day” calculation for purposes of determining post-retirement insurance benefits.

CJA04-0202.09. Miscellaneous. AMEND – removes the requirement for a party to label a filing as private, protected, controlled, juvenile social / juvenile legal, or safeguarded.

CJA04-0403. Electronic signature and signature stamp use. AMEND – authorizes use of judge signature stamp on writs of habeas corpus ad prosequendum / testificandum for transport of federal prisoners.  Authorizes use of judge signature stamp on forthcoming / proposed Rule 109 (Domestic Relations Injunctions) orders.

CJA04-0405. Juror and Witness Fees and Expenses. AMEND – makes various revisions to align rule with current business practices at court and state level.

CJA04-0508. Guidelines for Ruling on a Motion to Waive Fees. AMEND – removes default requirement to provide documentation supporting affidavit of impecuniousity, authorizing judge to specifically request that such documentation be provided on a case by case basis.

Judicial Council Order

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