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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closes May 28, 2018

URJP004  Rule 4 is revised to include weekends and holidays in the computation of time to bring the juvenile rule into conformity with computation of time rules contained in civil and criminal rules.  It also eliminates provisions related to motions, which were previously moved to Utah R. Juv. P. 19A.

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Rules of Civil Procedure – Comment Period Closes May 26, 2018

URCP0101 Motion practice before court commissioners. Amend. Makes conforming amendments pursuant to SB 25 (2018), which reduced the 90-day waiting period for a divorce to 30 days. Effective May 8, 2018 pursuant to CJA rule 11-105(5).

URCP0105 Shortening 30 day waiting period in divorce actions. Amend. Makes conforming amendments pursuant to SB 25 (2018), which reduced the 90-day waiting period for a divorce to 30 days. Effective May 8, 2018 pursuant to CJA rule 11-105(5).

 

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Rules of Civil Procedure – Comment Period Closes May 24, 2018

URCP073 Attorney Fees. Amend. An overwhelming number of cases filed in the courts, especially debt collection cases, result in the entry of an uncontested judgment. The work required in most cases to obtain an uncontested judgment does not typically depend on the amount at issue. The amendments eliminate the schedule of fees based on the amount of damages and replace it with a single fee upon entry of an uncontested judgment and a larger fee in contested cases. Where additional work is required to collect on the judgment, the amendments provide a default amount for writs and certain motions, and eliminate the “considerable additional efforts” limitation of the prior rule. The rule remains flexible so that when attorney fees exceed the scheduled amounts, a party remains free to file an affidavit requesting appropriate fees in accordance with the rule.

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Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct and Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Comment Period Closes May 21, 2018

LPP1.03 Diligence. The proposed rule applies to Licensed Paralegal Practitioners and is part of the new chapter for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners’ Rules of Professional Conduct which was published for comment on August 31, 2017.

RGLPP15-0908 Conflict of Interest. The proposed rule applies to Licensed Paralegal Practitioners and is part of the new chapter for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners’ Fund for Client Protection which was published for comment on August 31, 2017.

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Rules Governing the State Bar and Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Comment Period Closes May 20, 2018

The proposed rules apply to Licensed Paralegal Practitioners. Rule 14-403 amends the membership of the MCLE Board to permit up to 2 Licensed Paralegal Practitioners to serve on the MCLE Board. Rules 15-401 through 15-417 create continuing education requirements for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners that are similar to the MCLE Rules for attorneys. The rules require 12 hours of continuing education every two years which must include three hours of ethics and professionalism. The licensed paralegal practitioner is required to use the same certification process used by attorneys at the end of the two-year cycle to certify they have attended the appropriate CLE courses.

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RGLPP15-0401

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RGLPP15-0403

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RGLPP15-0405 

RGLPP15-0406 

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RGLPP15-0409

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RGLPP15-0411

RGLPP15-0412

RGLPP15-0413

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RGLPP15-0415

RGLPP15-0416

RGLPP15-0417

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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closes May 11, 2018

CJA09-0109 Presiding judges. New. Establishes the procedure for election, term of office, role, responsibilities, and authority of presiding judges, associate presiding judges, and education directors for justice courts. This rule is effective April 1, 2018 pursuant to UCJA Rule 2-205 and this is the second request for comment.

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Rules Governing the State Bar – Comment Period Closes May 6, 2018

USB14-0409 Amend. Self-study categories of accredited MCLE defined.  Proposed changes to the rule allow up to nine (9) hours of self-study CLE credit during a compliance period for lawyers who lecture on legal topics in community outreach programs.

USB14-0413 Amend. MCLE credit for qualified audio and visual presentations, webcasts, computer interactive telephonic programs, writing, lecturing’ teaching, live attendance.  Proposed changes to the rule state the hours and types of credit that are allowed for lawyers who lecture on legal topics in community outreach programs.

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