The Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Judicial Council invite comments to the following proposed amendments to court rules. The comment period expires January 13, 2016.
Summary of Proposed Amendments
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.
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.
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 is 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.
How to View Redline Text of the Proposed Amendments
To see proposed rule amendments and submit comments, click on this link to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/comments/, then click on the rule number.
How to Submit Comments
You can comment and view the comments of others by clicking on the “comments” link associated with each body of rules. It is most efficient to submit comments through the website. After clicking on the comment link, you will be asked for your name, which is required, and your email address which need not be your real address. The comment website is public. Although all comments will be considered, they will not be acknowledged with a response.
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