Category: URAP005

Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective February 19, 2020

URAP005. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Amended. The amendments to Rules 5 and 10 incorporate substantial changes meant to streamline and modernize the appellate process. For example, the proposed addition of subsection (j) in Rule 5 defines the record on appeal and permits a party to submit an appendix to be filed separately with the party’s principal brief. The proposed amendments authorize citations to the record, to an appendix, or both.

URAP010. Procedures for summary disposition or simplified appeal process. Amended. The amendments to Rule 10 allow specific classes of appeals to be designated for expedited review. The proposed amendments also narrow the grounds for parties to seek summary disposition by limiting such motions to jurisdictional objections. The Court retains its right to summarily dismiss, affirm, or reverse a case on its own initiative.

URAP021. Filing and Service. Amended. The amendments to Rules 21 and 26 incorporate Utah Supreme Court Standing Order 11 (Regarding filing documents by email). Rule 21 amendments would allow parties to file and serve papers by email, with different requirements for briefs and papers other than briefs. Paragraph (f) directs the parties on electronic signatures. The amendments in proposed paragraph (b) incorporate the Standing Order’s timing for paying fees.

URAP026. Filing and Service of Briefs. Amended. The amendments to Rule 26 address email service and number of paper copies required in the appellate courts.

Supreme Court Order for URAP 5 and 10

Supreme Court Order for URAP 21 and 26

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URAP 005. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Amend. Sets a page limit for a petition for permission to appeal and describes how relevant documents may be referenced; provides that a response to a petition for permission to appeal will not be received unless requested by the court; and provides that cross-petitions for permission to appeal are not permitted.
URAP 023. Motions. Amend. Provides that a reply may be filed no later than five days after service of the response, but allows the court to rule on the motion without awaiting a reply.
URAP 035. Petition for rehearing. Amend. Provides the circumstances under which a party may petition for rehearing.
URAP 037. Suggestion of mootness; voluntary dismissal. Amend. Provides that an appellant’s personal affidavit demonstrating that the decision to dismiss is voluntary need only be filed on a motion to dismiss for reasons other than mootness.
Supreme Court Order.

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URAP 005. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Amend. The amendment states that petitions in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases shall be served on the Office of the Utah Attorney General.
URAP 023B. Motion to remand for findings necessary to determination of ineffective assistance of counsel claim. Amend. The amendment calculates the response time from the date of service and not the date of filing.
URAP 029. Oral argument. Amend. The amendments clarify the standards for continuing oral argument at the request of a party.
Supreme Court Order.

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URAP 5. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Require petition for review of interlocutory order be filed before court will consider request for stay.
URAP 8. Stay or injunction pending appeal. Modify procedural requirements for requesting a stay pending appeal.
URAP 10. Motion for summary disposition. Technical amendments.
URAP 22. Computation and enlargement of time. Technical amendments.
URAP 25. Brief of an amicus curiae or guardian ad litem. Provide to the court more direct control over whether to permit an amicus brief.
URAP 27. Form of briefs. Require notice of incarceration and Anders brief.
URAP 35. Petition for rehearing. Prohibit petition for rehearing by amicus.
URAP 38B. Qualifications for Appointed Appellate Counsel. Establish minimum qualifications for appointed counsel in appellate cases.

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