Category: CJA09-0101

Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closes November 12, 2021

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)

The proposed amendments remove the requirement to follow Robert’s Rules. Use of Robert’s Rules isn’t required under the Open and Public Meetings Act.

CJA03-0303.  Justice court clerks. (AMEND)

In conjunction with the Judicial Institute, the Board of Justice Court Judges recommends adding an annual certification requirement for justice court clerks.

CJA03-0117.  Committee on Court Forms. (AMEND)

CJA03-0401.  Office of General Counsel. (AMEND)

The proposed amendments make the rules consistent with CJA 1-205(3)(D)  and CJA 1-204(8), providing the State Court Administrator with the flexibility to assign AOC resources where appropriate.

CJA03-0411.  Grant Management. (AMEND)

The proposed amendments outlines significant changes to the courts’ grant management program.

CJA04-0202.02.  Records classification. (AMEND)

A working group is preparing a new form on petitions to determine competency. The form will have two parts (1) the petition without confidential information and (2) a statement in support that includes confidential information. The proposed amendment in line 189 would ensure the statements in support are classified as private.

*The proposed amendment in line 169 went out for public comment in July. It is included here for tracking purposes only.

https://www.utcourts.gov/utc/rules-comment/2021/06/02/code-of-judicial-administration-comment-period-closes-july-17-2021-2/

CJA04-0208.  Automatic expungement of cases. (NEW)

New rule 4-208 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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Code of Judicial Administration – Comment Period Closed July 25, 2020

CJA03-0101. Judicial Performance Standards (AMEND)

CJA03-0104. Presiding Judges (AMEND)

CJA03-0111. Performance Evaluation of Senior Judges and Court Commissioners (AMEND)
The proposed amendments to Rules 3-101, 3-104, and 3-111 establish a definition for “submitted” for purposes of the case under advisement performance standard. The updates also provide discretion to the Council to excuse full compliance with the performance standards regarding cases under advisement and education hours for circumstances beyond the judge’s control, pursuant to Utah Code section 78A-2-223.

CJA06-0506. Procedure for Contested Matters Filed in the Probate Court (AMEND)
Change “may” to “will” in regard to scheduling a pre-mediation conference.

CJA03-0403. Judicial Branch Education (AMEND)

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

CJA09-0109. Presiding Judges (AMEND)
Proposed changes to Rules 9-101 and 9-109 provide an alternative to conducting elections for leadership positions in the justice courts when the justice court conference is canceled. The proposed change to 3-403 authorizes the Board of Justice Court Judges to excuse judges from that conference.

CJA04-0106. Electronic Conferencing (REPEAL)
Because remote hearing provisions exist in the rules of procedure, the proposal is to repeal CJA 4-106.

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CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Eliminates the Justice Court Standards Committee. Provides that the Judicial Council’s Management Committee shall review standing and ad hoc committees every six years and make a recommendation to the Judicial Council as to whether the committee should continue. Allows the committees to meet as needed.
CJA 03-0109. Ethics Advisory Committee. Amend. Gives the committee 60 days to issue an opinion. Allows the committee chair to extend the time for deliberations on an opinion when necessary. Allows the boards of judges to request reconsideration of an opinion.
CJA 03-0112. Justice Court Standards Committee. Repeal. Eliminates the Justice Court Standards Committee in conjunction with the responsibility for justice court standards being moved to the Board of Justice Court Judges.
CJA 03-0418. Model Utah Jury Instructions. New. Provides direction on developing jury instructions to the committees on the Model Utah Jury Instructions.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies affidavits supporting motions to waive fees as private records.
CJA 06-0501. Reporting requirements for guardians and conservators. Amend. Requires a guardian or conservator to file a verified Private Information Record with the AOC within 7 days of appointment.
CJA 09-0101. Board of Justice Court Judges. Amend. Gives the Board of Justice Court Judges responsibility for overseeing justice court standards.
CJA 09-0108. New. Outlines the justice court standards as previously provided in rule 3-112.

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Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 1-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Establishes the Judicial Outreach Committee. Technical amendments.
CJA 3-111.03. Standards of judicial performance. Establishes 30 hours per year as the minimum standard for certification.
CJA 3-114. Judicial outreach. Identifies the responsibilities of the Judicial Outreach Committee.
CJA 3-201.02. Court Commissioner Conduct Committee. Changes composition of Court Commissioner Conduct Committee.
CJA 3-202. Court Referees. Permits court to hire full or part time referee by contract. Effective December 15, 2003 subject to further amendment after the comment period.
CJA 3-412. Procurement of goods and services. Increases the amount of contracts within the discretion of the TCE from $1000 to $5000.
CJA 4-202.02. Records classification. Changes designation of PSI report from “controlled” to “protected” to conform with statute.
CJA 4-402. Clerical resources. Establishes process for clerical weighted caseload.
CJA 4-701. Failure to appear. Increases bail for failure to appear.
CJA 9-101. Board of Justice Court Judges. Changes justice court representative on the Education Committee.

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