Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 1, 2022

CJA01-0303. Internal procedures and organization. (AMEND). Allows for reports from the Boards of District, Juvenile, and Justice Court Judges to be provided twice each year rather than quarterly.

CJA02-0101. Rules for the conduct of Council meetings. (AMEND)

CJA05-0101. The Board of Appellate Court Judges. (AMEND)

CJA06-0101. The Board of District Court Judges. (AMEND)

CJA07-0101. Juvenile Court Board, Executive Committee and Council Representatives. (AMEND)

CJA09-0101. Board of Justice Court Judges. (AMEND)

Removes the requirement to follow Robert’s Rules of Order. Boards and Committees will use general principles for conducting meetings in an orderly and professional manner.

CJA03-0401.  Office of General Counsel. (AMEND). Clarifies that the General Counsel’s Office is not required to provide staff support for all Judicial Council and Supreme Court committees.

CJA04-0202.02. Records classification. (AMEND).The amendment at line 170 clarifies that a minor’s name is only public in criminal cases if the minor is a party. The amendment at lines 273-274 removes a reference to Utah Code Title 77, Chapter 3a because stalking injunctions are now codified with protective orders in Utah Code Title 78B, Chapter 7.

CJA04-0208. Automatic expungement of cases. (NEW).Governs the Administrative Office of the Court’s development and implementation of an automated expungement process. The rule requires approval by the Judicial Council of all automated processes and approval of the form and content of automated orders. Processes must also meet any requirements under the Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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Rules of Criminal Procedure – Effective May 1, 2022

URCrP011. Pleas. Amend. The adopted changes to URCrP 11 ensure that both parties of a negotiated plea agreement, approved by the court pursuant to (i)(2), are provided a genuine opportunity to either affirm or withdraw from the agreement if any court generated changes at the time of plea do not conform with the terms the Court had previously approved. Also included are grammatical changes, related to the use of the word “shall,” to comply with the court’s language modernization policy.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure – Effective November 1, 2021

URAP023. Motions. The amendments to Rule 23 are intended to: (1) remove all language regarding form requirements in 23(f) and incorporate that language into Rule 27; and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP027. Form of briefs, notions, and other documents. The amendments to Rule 27 are intended to: (1) combine form requirements for briefs, motions, and other documents into one rule; (2) incorporate language regarding form requirements from Rule 23(f); and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP030.   Decision of the court; notice of decision. The amendments to Rule 30 are intended to: (1) clarify what constitutes the entry of a decision in 30 (d) and (e); and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP031.  Expedited decisions. The amendments to Rule 31 are intended to: (1) include language in 31(b)(1)allowing the court to consider expedited decision upon stipulation of parties; (2) remove the language in (d) regarding appeals ineligible for expedited decision; and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP054.  Transcripts. The amendments to Rule 54 are intended to: (1) update instructions for ordering transcripts in 54(a); and (2) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP055.  Petition on appeal. The amendments to Rule 55 are intended to: (1) change the deadline in Rule 55(a) for filing the petition on appeal to 15 days from transmission of the record, rather than from filing the notice of appeal; (2) modify 55(b) to allow appointed appellate counsel to file the petition on appeal; (3) include a requirement that appellate counsel be appointed within 21 days of the notice of appeal in 55(b); and (4) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP056.  Response to petition on appeal. The amendments to Rule 56 are intended to: (1) replace the page requirement with a word requirement in 56(b); (2) comport the rule with Standing Order 11; and (3) clean up other language for clarity and consistency.

URAP057.   Record on appeal; transmission of record. The amendments to Rule 57 are intended to update language regarding record transmission in 57(b).

URAP058.  Ruling. The amendments to Rule 58 are intended to remove the language in 58(b) regarding the remand to juvenile court to appoint appellate counsel.

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Rules of Civil Procedure – Effective November 1, 2021

URCP024. Intervention. AMEND. Under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), an Indian Tribe is permitted to intervene in a child custody proceeding involving an Indian child. These cases arise in both district and juvenile court. Amendments to Rule 24, which track those already adopted in Juvenile Rule 50, allow the adoption of a uniform approach to ICWA in both juvenile and district court.

URCP062. Stay of proceedings to enforce a judgment or order. AMEND. Among other amendments intended to streamline and improve Rule 62’s efficacy, the amendments extend the time for an automatic stay from 14 days to 28 days and provide that a party may obtain a stay of the enforcement of a judgment or order to pay money by providing a bond or other security.

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