The Supreme Court and the Judicial Council invite comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires January 14, 2013.
Summary of proposed amendments
CJC Applicability. Applicability. Amend. Exempts active senior judges from complying with Code of Judicial Conduct, Rule 3.4 (Appointments to Governmental Positions). Effective November 4, 2013 under Rule 11-105(5). Subject to change after the comment period.
URAP 003. Appeal as of right: how taken. Amend. Provides that service of the notice of appeal shall be done in accordance with the service requirements of the court from which the appeal is taken.
URAP 008A. Motion for emergency relief. Renumber and amend. Renumbers rule 8A to rule 23C. Provides that a motion for emergency relief is not sufficient to invoke the court’s jurisdiction, and that a jurisdictional petition must be filed or no emergency relief will be granted.
The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following Utah court rules. The amendments are effective November 1, 2013, unless otherwise noted.
Summary of amendments
RPC 01.10. Imputation of Conflicts of Interest: General Rule. Amend. Redefines “firm” for purposes of determining conflict imputation.
URAP 004. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Creates a process for litigants in civil cases to seek reinstatement of the 30 day period for filing an appeal. A trial court may reinstate the time for appeal if a party did not receive a notice of the judgment, because it was not promptly sent and the litigant otherwise exercised reasonable diligence in monitoring the proceedings.
Dear Members of the Utah State Bar,
National Celebrate Pro Bono Week is an event established by the American Bar Association in 2009. The event is meant to highlight the growing need for pro bono services in our nation, state, and local communities, as well as recognize those attorneys who have magnanimously provided these services. This year, National Celebrate Pro Bono Week events will be held October 20th- October 26th in locations all around the country.
The Utah State Bar sponsors its own National Celebrate Pro Bono Week events so as to further our mission of providing access to justice for all Utahns. Participation in these events, as well as in general pro bono work, is a chance for bar membership to make valuable contributions to our community and gain professional experience. Participation also allows the Utah State Bar to publically show appreciation for those attorneys who have offered pro bono services in the past year. Volunteer attorneys bring us closer to accomplishing our mission, one client at a time.
The Judicial Council has approved amendments to the following Utah court rules. The amendments are effective November 1, 2013, unless otherwise noted.
Summary of amendments
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Changes the name of the Court Interpreter Committee to the Language Access Committee.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Creates a complaint process for failure to follow the requirements of the rule. Clarifies that Rule 3-306 is not authority to charge for language access costs. Cites the competing authority of federal and state law. Recognizes interpreter credentials from other states. Requires staff to be acting within the scope of human resource policies and procedures, which includes qualifications for a second language stipend, before engaging in a first-hand conversation with a person of limited English proficiency.
The Utah State Bar is offering Utah residents affordable legal assistance through it’s new pro bono program. Lori Nelson is here to tell us more.
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(KCPW–July 9, 2013) Most people find themselves in need of legal help sometime in their lives. The reasons can range from navigating a divorce, child custody, a landlord tenant dispute, bankruptcy or any number of issues. But lawyers are expensive, often costing $200 per hour or more. Utah Legal Services and the Utah Bar Association are putting in place programs they hope will make access to legal help easier for Utahns. KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has this story.
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Modest Means Program
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The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following Utah court rules. The amendments are effective June 30, 2012.
Summary of amendments
Rules Governing the Utah State Bar
USB 14-0503. Ethics and Discipline Committee. Amend. Adds a vice chair to the Ethics and Discipline Committee and establishes a screening panel member removal process.
USB 14-0533. Diversion. Amend. Provides that OPC, as secretary to the screening panel, memorializes the diversion contract.
How to view redline text of the approved amendments
To see the text and effective date of the amendments, click on this link to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/approved/ and then click on the rule number. All amendments are effective on the dates indicated. Updated versions of the rules will be posted to the main rules web page (http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/) on or about the effective date of the amendments.
The Utah State Board of Bar Commissioners would like to thank all Utah attorneys that participated in the successful Dan Jones survey and would like to extend congratulations to the attorneys below that were randomly drawn to receive either an iPad 2 or free registration to a Bar event for their participation.
iPad 2 Recipients
MS. STEPHANIE K. MATSUMURA
MR. SCOTT W. HANSEN
MR. NATHAN J. EVERSHED
Free Bar Event Registration
MR. C. CLAYTON HANSEN
MR. LANDON A. ALLRED
MR. JOSEPH FARNSWORTH
MS. RACHEL E. OTTO
MS. DIANE PITCHER
MR. BRIAN D. KELM
MR. RICHARD A. RAPPAPORT
MS. PADMA VEERU-COLLINGS
Congratulations to the new lawyers sworn in at the joint Admissions Ceremony to the Utah Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court of Utah held on May 18, 2011!
(Proceed to permalink to see the list of those admitted at this ceremony.)
ROBERT JEREMY ADAMSON
ELIZABETH ANONO ADOYO
CHARLES OWEN AINSCOUGH
JARED M. ALLEBEST
ERIC S. ALLEN
THOMAS E. ANTHONY
ADAM R. BAIRD
CHRISTOPHER ANDREW BAUER
JORDAN P. BENNETT
LEAH J. BENNION
ADAM MICHAEL BIRK
HAILEY A. BLACK
WAYNE LEWIS BLACK
HEIDI B. BOGUS
TRAVIS LYLE BOWEN
PETER E. BRACKEN
MATTHEW ALLEN BRASS
TAYLOR M. BURTON
SEAN T. CARPENTER
LANNIE K. CHAPMAN
ANDREW R. CHOATE
ANDERS B. CHRISTENSEN
DAVID A. CHRISTENSEN
KAREN M. CLEMES
MICHELLE R. COLBURN
ROBERT MAHI CONGELLIERE
GARY LEE COOPER Continue reading
The Supreme Court and the Judicial Council invite comments to proposed
amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires June
Summary of proposed amendments
Rules of Professional Conduct
RPC 08.02. Judicial Officers. Amend. Prohibits knowingly making a false
statement about the judicial system. Encourages lawyers to defend the
Rules Governing the Utah State Bar
USB 14-0510. Prosecution and appeals. Amend. Provides for stay of
dissemination of disciplinary information during the review period.
USB 14-0516. Dissemination of disciplinary information. Amend. Includes
admonitions and public reprimands in the Bar Journal.
Petition to amend Rule 14-707 for a revised FBI background report
USB 14-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and
fees. Amend. Extends the time in which applicants for admission to the Continue reading
The American Bar Association convened for its 71st Midyear Meeting in Orlando, Florida on February 8-9, 2010. Your Utah Bar Delegates, Larry Stevens and Margaret Plane, and I attended the meeting. The Daily Journal of the actions of the House of Delegates can be found on the House of Delegate’s website. The Select Committee Report is a more comprehensive summary of all of the activities of the House.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the presentation by Justice Christine M. Durham, reporting on the state of the judiciary in her role as Chief of the Chief Judges. The Utah delegation received many comments regarding how fortunate Utah is to have such an impressive Chief Justice. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2009
Contact: Nancy Volmer
COURT OF APPEALS JUDICIAL VACANCY ANNOUNCED
Salt Lake City, Utah—Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the Utah Court of Appeals bench. The position will replace Judge Russell Bench who will retire effective Dec. 31, 2009.
To be considered for the position, candidates must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Utah for at least five years, and admitted to practice law in Utah.
Information on benefits, judicial retention, and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ Web site at www.utcourts.gov under employment opportunities. Application packets are available by contacting Margo Bird or Cheryl Breneman at (801) 578-3800. Continue reading
The Bar is seeking applications from lawyers to serve on the Utah Appellate Court Nominating Commission. The Commission nominates judges to fill vacancies on the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. Two lawyers are appointed by the Governor from a list of six nominees provided by the Bar. Please submit resumes to John C. Baldwin, Executive Director, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by mail at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Please identify your political party or indicate if you are politically independent. Resumes must be received by Monday, March 2nd, 2009.
To members of the Utah State Bar,
As your Employee, Life or Lawyer Assistance program we have received a number of requests to help improve the wellbeing of employees. We have a new wellness workshop that has been receiving a lot of interest. Did you know that 60% of people abandon their new year’s resolutions only after 6 weeks. And 80% can’t even recall what their new year’s resolution was after 6 months. The Powerful Mind. Powerful Nutrition workshop focuses on knowledge and nutrition to create individual change—ultimately improving the wellbeing of your employees.
Powerful Mind. Powerful Nutrition.
Low Energy? Are You Tired? Find Out How to Lose Weight & Get Results With Amazing New Course. Continue reading
As president of the Utah State Bar, I have been closely monitoring the impact the State’s current budget crisis will have on the Judicial Branch. On Monday, January 26, 2009, Chief Justice Christine Durham gave her State of the Judiciary Address before the Utah Legislature. I encourage you to read her speech by downloading the PDF copy from http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/reports/statejudiciary/2009-StateOfTheJudiciary.pdf. You may also listen to the session by downloading the mp3 file from http://recordings.le.state.ut.us/mp3/House/rhouse-0126092.mp3
Please join with me in doubling our efforts to support our Judiciary and its hundreds of employees in this critical time. It is incumbent upon all members of the Bar to support our Judiciary the best we can during this budget crisis. We must work together to find positive collaborative solutions as we face the effects that the budget cuts will have on access to the courts and cases being heard. Thank you for your continued support. Continue reading