Author: Utah Courts

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Provides that the time for all parties to appeal from a judgment runs from the entry of a dispositive order if a party files a motion for relief under rule 60(b) of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure no later than 28 days after the judgment is entered or a motion or claim for attorney fees under rule 73 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, in addition to the other motions previously listed.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 01-0201. Membership – Election. Amend. Provides that Council members are not eligible to be voting members of a Board of Judges of a trial court.
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a standing committee of the Judicial Council to address pretrial release and supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 03-0116. Pretrial Release and Supervision Committee. New. Outlines the responsibilities of the Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Pretrial Release and Supervision. Effective December 14, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 028A. Appellate Mediation Office. Amend. Outlines different processes for mediation in the supreme court and the court of appeals. Provides that the denial of a mediation request does not prevent parties from engaging in private mediation or settlement negotiations. Makes technical changes.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 03-0114. Judicial outreach. Amend. Reorders the intent language. Provides that model outreach programs shall take into account existing curricula. Requires the committee to propose and implement rather than develop policies that encourage judicial participation in outreach programs.
CJA 04-0503. Mandatory electronic filing. Amend. Requires an attorney seeking an exemption from efiling to submit a written request to the District Court Administrator.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar

USB 14-0515. Access to disciplinary information. Amend. Allows access to disciplinary records without the waiver of the respondent in limited circumstances. Requires that those with access maintain the confidentiality of the records. Effective November 25, 2015 under Rule 11-105. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0408.01. Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Removes Kanab from the list of district courts administered through contract with county or local government. Effective December 1, 2015 under rule 11-105 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0202.08. Fees for records, information, and services. Amend. Changes the fee to access a court document online from $2.50 to $.50. Effective October 7, 2015 under rule 2-205 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Subject to change after the comment period.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Deletes maiden name and mother’s maiden name from the lists of private and safeguarded information. Classifies juvenile court mediation disposition notices as juvenile court social records. Exempts information required by Utah Code section 78A-6-304(4) from being classified as safeguarded.

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Bar Admissions Rules

The following proposals address changes to the Bar admissions rules. The proposed changes are primarily a reorganization of the current rules to make them easier for applicants to understand. Redundant sections of the rules were deleted and consolidated. There also are numerous changes proposed for consistency, form and clarification. Substantive changes include a change in the definition of “Active Practice” in Rule 14-701, the consolidation of all review procedures under Rule 14-715, and changes to timing of motions for admissions, the ceremony and taking of the oath of attorney in Rules 14-707 and 14-716.
USB 14-0701. Definitions. Amend.
USB 14-0703. Qualifications for admission of Student and Foreign Law School Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0704. Qualifications for admission of Attorney Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0705. Admission by motion. Amend.
USB 14-0706. Test accommodations. Amend.
USB 14-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees. Amend.
USB 14-0708. Character and fitness. Amend.
USB 14-0709. Application denial. Amend.
USB 14-0710. Administration of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0711. Grading and passing of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0712. Qualificatons for admission based on UBE. Amend.
USB 14-0715. Bar Examination appeals. Amend.
USB 14-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission. Amend.
USB 14-0717. Readmission after resignation or disbarment of Utah attorneys. Amend.
USB 14-0718. Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants. Amend.
USB 14-0719. Qualifications for admission of House Counsel Applicants. Amend.

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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Rules

The following proposals address changes to the MCLE rules. The most substantive proposed change allows lawyers to receive up to six hours of live continuing legal education credit for attending live, interactive webcasts that are broadcast from a Utah state courthouse to a Utah state courthouse or from the Law and Justice Center to a Utah state courthouse. The proposals also address the requirements for active Bar members living outside of Utah and practicing in other jurisdictions. The majority of the changes correct grammar and inconsistencies with other Bar rules, as well as provide clarification.
USB 14-0401. Purpose. Amend.
USB 14-0402. Definitions. Amend.
USB 14-0403. Establishment and Membership of Board. Amend.
USB 14-0404. Active status lawyers: MCLE, NLCLE and admission on motion requirements. Amend.
USB 14-0405. MCLE requirements for lawyers on inactive status. Amend.
USB 14-0406. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active military duty. Amend.
USB 14-0407. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active emeritus status. Amend.
USB 14-0408. Credit hour defined; application for approval. Amend.
USB 14-0409. Self-study categories of accredited MCLE defined. Amend.
USB 14-0410. Accreditation of MCLE; undue hardship and special accreditation. Amend.
USB 14-0411. Board accreditation of non-approved sponsor courses. Amend.
USB 14-0412. Presumptively approved sponsors; presumptive MCLE accreditation. Amend.
USB 14-0413. MCLE credit for qualified audio and video presentations; computer interactive telephonic programs; writing; lecturing; teaching; live attendance. Amend.
USB 14-0414. Certificate of compliance; filing, late, and reinstatement fees; suspension; reinstatement. Amend.
USB 14-0415. Failure to satisfy MCLE requirements; notice; appeal procedures; reinstatement; waivers and extensions; deferrals. Amend.
USB 14-0416. Lawyers on active status not practicing law; certificate of exemption. Amend.
USB 14-0417. Miscellaneous fees and expenses. Amend.

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