Category: URAP024

Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective November 1, 2017

URAP024 – Amend. The proposed amendment substantially changes the organization and content of briefs. An important objective of the amendment is to present the party’s case in logical order, in measured increments, and without unnecessary repetition. The principal brief of each party must meet the same requirements.

URAP024A – New. The proposed rule collects in one separate rule the briefing requirements in cross-appeals.  The briefing requirements have also been clarified and simplified for ease of use.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 014. Review of administrative orders: how obtained; intervention. Amend. Clarifies that payment of the filing fee is not jurisdictional, making the rule consistent with rule 3.
URAP 024. Briefs. Amend. Adds a word count limit in death sentence cases, doubling the limit in other appeals.
URAP 045. Review of judgments, orders, and decrees of court of appeals. Amend. Changes the language to correctly reflect the process on petitions for writs of certiorari.
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Rules of Appellate Procedure

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).
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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 04. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Creates a procedure to implement the directive in State v. Manning, 2005 UT 61, 122 P.3d 628. allowing a criminal defendant to have appeal rights reinstated, when the defendant has been deprived of the an appeal. Effective: November 1, 2006
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. Clarifies the briefs that are to be filed and the number of pages permitted in cases involving cross-appeals. A singled brief may not exceed 50 pages, and the combined total of a party’s two briefs may not exceed 75 pages. Effective: November 1, 2006
URAP 60. Judicial bypass appeals. New. Establishes an expedited procedure by which a minor can appeal denial or dismissal of a petition to bypass parental consent to an abortion. Effective May 1, 2006. Subject to further changes after the comment period.
Supreme Court Order May 1, 2006
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Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 11. The record on appeal. Amend. Requires the trial court to include any presentence investigation report as a part of the record on appeal, and clarifies the manner in which the record should be paginated.
URAP 12. Transmission of the record. Amend. Requires a certified court reporter to prepare and file a transcript index.
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. Requires parties who are seeking attorney fees to explicitly state the basis for the request.

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