Author: Utah Courts

Rule Establishing Oversight Committee for the Office of Professional Conduct – Effective March 4, 2019

The Utah Supreme Court has adopted the following rule on an expedited basis as of March 4, 2019.
CJA11-0501. Oversight Committee for the Office of Professional Conduct. New. Establishes a Supreme Court oversight committee for the Office of Professional Conduct (OPC). Includes membership, committee member terms, meeting schedule, and committee purposes and responsibilities.
Chapter 11, Article 3
The Utah Supreme Court has also renamed Chapter 11, Article 3 as follows:
Article 3 was formerly called “Professional Conduct.”
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Rules Governing the State Bar – Effective May 1, 2019

USB14-0804. Certification for military legal assistance lawyers. Amend. Updates the standards for military lawyers who are allowed by military and federal law to assist certain persons who can receive military legal assistance.

USB14-0805. Admission for spouse of active military stationed in Utah. New. Allows spouses of servicemen and women who are stationed in Utah to serve as practicing lawyers under certain conditions.

Conforming and technical amendments:

USB14-0701. Definitions.  

USB14-0705. Admission by motion. 

USB14-0712. Qualifications for admission based on UBE.

Supreme Court Order for USB14-0804 and USB14-0805

Supreme Court Order for USB14-0701, USB14-0705, and USB14-0712

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Rules of Civil Procedure – New Effective Date of November 1, 2019

The Utah Supreme Court has adopted a new effective date of November 1, 2019 for the following rule. The rule was formerly effective May 1, 2019. The November date will accommodate programming changes necessary to effectuate the rule’s purposes.

URCP109. Injunction in certain domestic relations cases. New. Provides that in certain domestic relations cases, an injunction will enter upon the filing of the case. Its provisions address areas such as disposing of property, disturbing the peace of the other party, committing domestic violence, using the other party’s identification to obtain credit, interfering with telephone or utility service, modifying insurance, and behavior around the minor children. The injunction is binding on the petitioner upon filing the initial petition and on the respondent after the filing of the initial petition and upon receipt of a signed copy of the injunction as entered by the court.

Supreme Court Order

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective January 16, 2019

Client – LLP Relationship

The amendments to the comments are to remove references to an organization as a client because an LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

URGLPP1.04. Communication.

URGLPP1.06. Confidentiality of information.

URGLPP1.07. Conflict of interest: current clients.

URGLPP1.08. Conflict of interest: current clients: specific rules.

URGLPP1.09. Duties to former clients.

URGLPP1.017. Sale of licensed paralegal practice.

URGLPP7.02. Advertising.

URGLPP7.03. Solicitation of clients.

Supreme Court Order

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective January 28, 2019

CJA04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts.
AMEND. Removes certification criteria from Rule 4-409 and adds those items to the Judicial Council’s problem solving court certification checklist.  Clarifies and provided greater detail regarding the Judicial Council’s problem solving court certification process.  Makes miscellaneous stylistic changes and minor non-substantive revisions.

Judicial Council Order

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