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
URAP 10. Motion for summary disposition. Amend. Differentiates the number of copies to be filed depending on the court in which the appeal is pending.
URAP 19. Extraordinary writs. Amend. The amendment eliminates the requirement of a separate memorandum in support of a response to a petition for extraordinary relief. Supporting authority can be included in the response document.
URAP 20. Habeas corpus proceedings. Amend. Differentiates the number of copies to be filed depending on the court in which the appeal is pending.
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. In cases in which a party submits supplemental authority after briefing, the amendment allows a party up to 350 words to explain why the supplemental authority is being submitted, and allows the other party 350 words to respond.
URAP 50. Brief in opposition; reply brief; brief of amicus curiae. Amend. The amendment eliminates the requirement that all parties consent to an amicus brief in certiorari cases. The parties may voice support for or opposition to amicus participation.
URAP 51. Disposition of petition for writ of certiorari. Amend. The amendment clarifies what must be included in briefs on a writ of certiorari, eliminating the requirement that the brief show that the issues were preserved in the trial court, and instead requiring that the brief was fairly included in the petition for a writ of certiorari.
URAP 56. Response to petition on appeal. Amend. Deletes reference to URAP 27(d).
Supreme Court Order
Supreme Court Order
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.