Category: URCP024

Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, and Rules of Professional Conduct – Effective May 1, 2021

Rules of Civil Procedure

URCP083. AMEND. The proposed amendments would bring represented parties into the rule’s purview. They would also permit any court to rely on another court’s vexatious litigant findings and order their own restrictions. Paragraph (e)(1) was updated to fix a grammatical error.  

Rules Governing Constitutional Challenges

The following amendments to Civil Rule 24,Criminal Rule 12, and Appellate Rule 25A  are intended to better coordinate the provisions addressing constitutional challenges. The amendments do the following:

  • Address service on the Attorney General and other governmental entities;
  • Broaden the kinds of challenges that may arise;
  • Clarify that it is the governmental entity that responds, not the county or municipal attorney (which can be a contracted position in certain jurisdictions);
  • Eliminate outdated language in Civil Rule 24 in favor of the updated federal language;
  • Clarify in each rule the process and timing for the Attorney General or other governmental entity to respond to a constitutional challenge; and
  • Eliminate the requirement in Appellate Rule 25A that the Attorney General state the reasons for declining to file an amicus brief.

URCP024 – Redline and URCP024 – Clean

URCrP012 – Redline

URAP025A – Redline

Rules of Professional Conduct

RPC05.04. Professional Independence of a Lawyer. AMEND. Adds a clarifying comment to the rule.

Supreme Court Order for Civil Rules 83 and 24

Supreme Court Order for Criminal Rule 12

Supreme Court Order for Appellate Rule 25A

Supreme Court Order for Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5.4

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Rules of Civil Procedure

URCP 4. Process. Dispense with requirement that order allowing service by publication be published.
URCP 6. Time. Technical changes to conform with Rule 7.
URCP 7. Pleadings allowed, motions, memoranda, hearings, orders, objection to commissioner?s order. Removes motions to court commissioners from the scope of the rule. Establishes the maximum length of memoranda at 10 pages without leave of the court.
URCP 24. Intervention. Provides for notice to the attorney general, county attorney or municipal attorney when claiming that a statute or ordinance is unconstitutional.
URCP 62. Stay of proceedings to enforce a judgment. Clarify finality rule. This version does NOT contain the legislative amendments of HJR 16. See entry for 2004-03-02.
URCP 64D. Garnishment. Conform to statutory changes assigning collection responsibility to the Department of Workforce services.
URCP 68. Offer of judgment. Repeal and reenact. Limit liability of offeror for costs and attorney fees incurred by offeree after an offer. Establishes offeree?s responsibility for offeror?s costs.
URCP 74. Withdrawal of counsel. Replaces 4-506. Modifies content of notice/request to withdraw.
URCP 101. Domestic pretrial conferences and orders. Repeal.
URCP 106. Modification of divorce decrees. Replaces CJA 6-404. Requires petition, served as an initial complaint, to initiate action to modify divorce decree.

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