CJA04-0202.02 Records Classification. Amend. Classifies court records associated with actions for disease testing as sealed.
CJA01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms; provides committee composition.
URE0412 Amend. Changes the classification of records described in subparagraph (c)(3) from sealed to protected.
URCP034 Production of documents and things and entry upon land for inspection and other purposes. Amend. The 2017 amendments to Rule 34(b)(2) adopt 1) the specificity requirement in the 2015 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 34(b)(2)(B), 2) a portion of Federal Rule 34(b)(2)(C) dealing with the basis for an objection to production, and 3) some clarifying language from the federal note.
URCrP011 Amend. Clarifies the warning judges must give to defendants in domestic violence cases.
URCrP018 Amend. The proposed amendment replaces the current language on alternate jurors. The language is borrowed from the federal rules. The primary motivation behind the change is to eliminate the requirement that alternate jurors be discharged when the jury retires to deliberate.
URCrP022 Amend. The proposed changes to the rule will set out in more detail the circumstances under which a court may correct a sentence.
URCrP038 Amend. The proposed amendment clarifies that a defendant may withdraw an appeal prior to entry of a plea of guilt or prior to commencement of trial.
URAP022 Amended Appellate Rule 22 is a technical and conforming amendment to the changes to Appellate Rule 2, which took effect on November 1, 2016. The amendment to Rule 22 simply provides that it does not authorize the court to extend the jurisdictional deadlines specified by any of the rules listed in Rule 2.
URCP004. Process. Amend. The proposed amendment eliminates the authority to serve a defendant any time before trial, see St. Jeor v. Kerr Corporation, 2015 UT 49, ¶2. It also allows for and describes acceptance of the summons and complaint, which replaces the section on waiver of service, and it requires proof of service to include a copy of the summons.
URCP015. Amended and supplemental pleadings. Amend. Adopts the federal rule governing relation-back of an amended pleading when the amended pleading adds a new party. See Wright v. P.K. Transport, 2014 UT App 93. ¶¶ 18-22, Voros concurring. Requires that the proposed amended pleading be attached to the motion for permission to file an amended pleading. Adopts many of the grammar and style amendments of the federal rule.
CJA11-0201 Senior judges. Amend. Provides that to be an active senior judge, a judge shall be both a current resident of Utah and be available to take cases. Also removes the reference to attorney survey results under the requirement that senior judges obtain results on their most recent judicial performance evaluation sufficient to have certified them for retention.
CJA11-0203 Senior justice court judges. Amend. Includes an allowance for judges who were laid off pursuant to Utah Code § 78A-7-203 to qualify as a senior justice court judge and adds an initial qualifying requirement that senior justice court judges obtain results on their most recent judicial performance evaluation sufficient to have certified them for retention.
CJA03-0104 Presiding judges. Amend. Affirms the authority of presiding judges to appoint senior judges to fill judicial vacancies for up to 14 judicial days without prior approval. Provides that if more than 14 judicial days of coverage is needed, the presiding judge will present to the State Court Administrator a plan for meeting the needs of the court and the budget needed to implement the plan. If any part of the plan is contested by the State Court Administrator, the plan will be reviewed by the Management Committee of the Judicial Council for final determination.