Category: CJA01-0205

Code of Judicial Administration – Effective January 1, 2019

CJA01-0205. Standing and Ad Hoc Committees.
AMEND – Adds a member of the Utah Indigent Defense Commission to the Utah Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision.
AMEND – Adds a court commissioner to the Utah Judicial Council Standing Committee on Court Forms.

CJA04-202.02. Records Classification.
AMEND – Classifies abstracts of juvenile court judgments filed in district court as “private” court records.

CJA04-508.  Guidelines for Ruling on Motion to Waive Fees.
AMEND – Makes the Standing Committee on Court Forms responsible to approve the motion and affidavit to waive fees forms (previously the responsibility of the Board of District or Juvenile Court Judges).

CJA Appendix I. Summary of Classification of Court Records.
AMEND – Change classification of “Criminal Investigations” case type from “Protected” to “Public unless otherwise ordered.”

Judicial Council Order

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 1, 2018

CJA01-0205 Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds a justice court judge to the Standing Committee on Resources for Self-represented Parties.

CJA03-0104 Presiding judges. Amend. Moves and amends paragraph (c)(5) from Rule 7 of the Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, which addresses the use of justice court judges as magistrates.

CJA03-0201 Court commissioners. Amend. Clarifies 1) how the districts and court levels that a commissioner will serve will be represented on the court commissioner nominating committee; 2) how a commissioner is selected if they will serve more than one judicial district or court level; 3) that the commissioner certification process addresses retention, not removal; 4) that when a commissioner serves two districts or court levels, the presiding judges will each prepare performance evaluations and performance plans; and 5) how the commissioner public comment period results are reviewed and used.

CJA06-0501 Reporting requirements for guardians and conservators. Amend. In conformity with H.B. 214 (2017), removes the requirement that a non-parent co-guardian report to the court when another co-guardian is the parent of the protected person.

Supreme Court Order for rules 1-205, 3-104, 6-501

Supreme Court Order for rule 3-201

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 22, 2017

CJA01-0205 Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Expands committee composition to include one educator from a paralegal program or law school and one person skilled in linguistics or communication.

CJA03-0117 Committee on Court Forms. Amend. Expands the charge for the new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms to include procedures for eliminating obsolete and outdated forms and procedures for recommending which forms should be translated into other languages.
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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective December 14, 2015

CJA01-0205 Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a standing committee of the Judicial Council to address pretrial release and supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA03-0116 Pretrial Release and Supervision Committee. New. Outlines the responsibilities of the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

Judicial Council minutes

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Makes the Committee on Model Utah Civil Jury Instructions and the Committee on Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions standing committees of the Judicial Council. Outlines the membership makeup of each committee. Makes technical corrections. Effective October 27, 2014 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.
Judicial Council Minutes.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Changes the name of the Court Interpreter Committee to the Language Access Committee.
CJA 02-0206. Effective date of rules. Amend. Designates May 1 and November 1 as the presumed effective date of Judicial Council rules.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Creates a complaint process for failure to follow the requirements of the rule. Clarifies that Rule 3-306 is not authority to charge for language access costs. Cites the competing authority of federal and state law. Recognizes interpreter credentials from other states. Requires staff to be acting within the scope of human resource policies and procedures, which includes qualifications for a second language stipend, before engaging in a first-hand conversation with a person of limited English proficiency.
CJA 03-0402. Human resources administration. Amend. Changes the name of the career service review board to the grievance review panel.
CJA 03-0414. Court security. Amend. The amendment removes a reference to proselytizing that arguably limits the scope of the restriction on demonstrating or pamphleteering in a courthouse.
CJA 04-0110. Transfer of juvenile cases from district and justice courts to the juvenile court. Amend. Technical change, recognizing that Section 78A-7-106 governs transfer of cases from justice court to juvenile court.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies the addendum to an appellate brief in a case involving termination of parental rights or adoption as a private record. Establishes the classification of a “safeguarded” record and which records are safeguarded records. Describes when jurors’ names are public, private or safeguarded.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Describes who has access to safeguarded records. Modifies who has access to the juvenile court social file.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Deletes acceptance of pleas in abeyance from the list of documents on which the clerk can sign for the judge with a signature stamp.
CJA 04-0408.01. Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Makes Morgan District Court a state operation. Effective November 1, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 04-0508. Guidelines for ruling on a motion to waive fees. Amend. Includes juvenile court within the guidelines of the rule.
CJA 04-0610. Appointment of justice court judges to preside at first appearances, preliminary hearings and arraignments. Amend. Technical amendment.
CJA 04-0906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Further amendments approved as a result of comments to the 7/1/2013 amendments.
CJA 07-0304. Probation supervision. Amend. Eliminates the description of supervision and correction plans from the rule.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Exempts the Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee from sunset review.
CJA 02-0103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Clarifies that a meeting can be closed to discuss the professional competence of an individual. Provides that discussion of a non-public record is grounds to close a meeting.
CJA 02-0106.01. Goals of performance evaluation for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.02. Criteria for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.03. Information for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.04. Self improvement process. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.05. Administration of the performance evaluation program for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 03-0111. Performance evaluation of senior judges and court commissioners. New. Combines Rules 3-111.01 through 3-111.04 into one rule, describing the evaluation program applicable to senior judges and court commissioners.
CJA 03-0111.05. Evaluation and certification of senior judges. Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.06. Administration of the judicial performance evaluation and certification program. Repeal.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Provides for uniform end of term of December 31.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Expand interpreter program to the remaining balance of the court’s casetypes.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies interviews at a Children’s Justice Center as protected during the proceedings and as sealed at the conclusion of the proceedings. Classify performance evaluation information from senior judges and court commissioners as private.
CJA 04-0202.06. Response to request to access or classify a court record. Amend. Incorporate amendments to GRAMA by HB 278 and HB 133. Require that, if a records request claims to qualify for an expedited response, the records custodian will, within 5 business days, respond or notify the requester that the request does not qualify. If the request is to access a record of a Children’s Justice Center investigative interview, refer to Section 77-37-4.
CJA 04-0601. Selection of indigent aggravated murder defense fund counsel. New. Establishes the process to be used to select pre-contracted attorneys from the roster maintained by the Indigent Defense Funds Board in aggravated murder cases.
CJA 04-0702. Electronic citations required. New. Require that citations filed after July 1, 2012 be filed electronically.
CJA 06-0402. Records in domestic relations cases. New. Defines the records required for motions for temporary relief, alimony, child support, and child custody.
CJA 07-0308. Expungement procedures. Repeal. All provisions of this rule are contained in URJP 56 or Section 78A-6-1105.

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CJA 01-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Adds an attorney with experience representing parents in abuse, neglect and dependency cases to the Committee on Children and Family Law.
CJA 01-305. Board of Senior Judges. Amend. Restrict membership to active senior judges.
CJA 02-103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Prohibits those attending a closed meeting from discussing the topic except with others attending the meeting.
CJA 03-403. Judicial branch education. Amend. Establishes the minimum requirements for an active senior judge after a break in service.

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