Category: URAP058

Code of Judicial Administration and Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective October 8, 2019, pursuant to Rule 11-105(5) of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration

CJA11-0401. Standing Committee on Appellate Representation and the Appellate Roster. Amend.

URAP038B. Qualifications for Appointed Appellate Counsel. Amend.

URAP058. Ruling. Amend.

The following is a brief summary of the rule amendments:
  • Updates terminology in Rule 11-401 to address legislative changes;
  • Addresses in Rule 11-401 the addition to the Appellate Roster of appeals of private parental termination cases from the district court;
  • Adds a mentoring provision to Rule 11-401;
  • Adds a rolling admissions provision to Rule 11-401;
  • Addresses in Rule 11-401 the Indigent Defense Commission’s role with the committee;
  • Merges the provisions of Appellate Rule 38B into Rule 11-401;
  • Addresses in Rules 38B and 11-401 the role of attorneys’ contracts with government entities to represent indigent individuals on appeal prior to Rule 11-401’s adoption;
  • Addresses the tension between Rule 55 and the child welfare appellate roster in Rule 58;
  • Adds transparency to the Appellate Roster vetting process; and
  • Amends the Appellate Roster reconsideration process.

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Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 01. Scope of rules. Amend. Recognizes the new rules governing appeals in child welfare cases.
URAP 02. Suspension of rules. Amend. Adds a reference to two of the new child welfare rules.
URAP 52. Child Welfare Appeals. New. A notice of appeal must be filed within 15 days from the order to be appealed. Cross-appeals must be filed within 15 days.
URAP 53. Notice of Appeal. New. Describes the contents and service requirements of the notice of appeal.
URAP 54. Transcript of Proceedings. New. Any necessary transcripts must be requested within 4 days after an appeal is filed.
URAP 55. Petition on Appeal. New. The appellant must file a petition on appeal within 15 days from the notice of appeal. The rule describes the format and contents of the petition.
URAP 56. Response to Petition on Appeal. New. A response to the petition on appeal must be filed with 15 days.
URAP 57. Record on Appeal; transmission of record. New. Establishes what is considered to be the record on appeal and when it must be transmitted.
URAP 58. Ruling. New. The court will issue a ruling based on the record on appeal, the petition, and the response, or the court can order that the case be fully briefed.
URAP 59. Extensions of time. New. The rule describes the procedure and circumstances for extensions of time to file the appeal, the petition, or the response.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

The following Rules of Appellate Procedure have been adopted by the Supreme Court effective May 3, 2004 under the Court’s emergency rulemaking authority. CJA 11-101(4)(E). The rules are being published for comment, are subject to further change after the comment period, and are in effect during the comment period.
URAP 1. Scope of rules. Recognizes the new rules governing appeals in child welfare cases.
URAP 2. Suspension of rules. Adds a reference to two of the new child welfare rules.
URAP 52. Child Welfare Appeals. A notice of appeal must be filed within 15 days from the order to be appealed. Cross-appeals must be filed within 15 days.
URAP 53. Notice of Appeal. Describes the contents and service requirements of the notice of appeal.
URAP 54. Transcript of Proceedings. Any necessary transcripts must be requested within 4 days after an appeal is filed.
URAP 55. Petition on Appeal. The appellant must file a petition on appeal within 15 days from the notice of appeal. The rule describes the format and contents of the petition.
URAP 56. Response to Petition on Appeal. A response to the petition on appeal must be filed with 15 days.
URAP 57. Record on Appeal; transmission of record. Establishes what is considered to be the record on appeal and when it must be transmitted.
URAP 58. Ruling. The court will issue a ruling based on the record on appeal, the petition, and the response, or the court can order that the case be fully briefed.
URAP 59. Extensions of time. The rule describes the procedure and circumstances for extensions of time to file the appeal, the petition, or the response.

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