The Utah Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following court rules. The amendments are effective November 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. Summary of approved amendments Rules of Criminal Procedure
- URCrP 40. Search warrants. Amend. Provides a process for extending the sealing of search warrant records.
Rules of Appellate Procedure
- URAP 005. Discretionary appeals from interlocutory orders. Amend. Sets a page limit for a petition for permission to appeal and describes how relevant documents may be referenced; provides that a response to a petition for permission to appeal will not be received unless requested by the court; and provides that cross-petitions for permission to appeal are not permitted.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of district court judge in the Third District Court. (Counties include Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele.) This position results from the confirmation of Judge Kate Toomey to the Utah Court of Appeals. Completed applications must be received by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 24, 2014. The complete notice of vacancy and application forms can be found here: http://judicialvacancy.utah.gov/.
The Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence. The appointment is until June 30, 2015, completing a term held by Robert Wilde. The appointee is then eligible for appointment to a full, four-year term. For more information about the committee contact Richard H. Schwermer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the Ethics and Discipline Committee. The three–year appointment is from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. For more information about the committee contact Terrie McIntosh at email@example.com.
The Supreme Court is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. Under Rule 14-403, this position is reserved for a lawyer who resides outside of Salt Lake County. The three–year appointment is from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017. For more information about the committee contact Sydnie Kuhre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provo Justice Court is relocating on march 24, 2014. The new address for the Provo Justice Court will be:
75 E 1700 S, SUITE 100
PROVO, UT 84606
801 852 6878
Applications are now being accepted for the position of district court judge in the First District Court. (The First District includes Box Elder, Cache and Rich counties.) This position results from the retirement of Judge Ben Hadfield, effective August 15, 2014. The complete notice of vacancy and application forms are found at:
Complete application forms must be received by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 28, 2014.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
450 South State
P.O. Box 140241
Salt Lake City, UT. 84114-0241
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nancy Volmer
January 23, 2014 (801) 578-3994
CHIEF JUSTICE DURRANT TO PRESENT STATE OF THE JUDICIARY ADDRESS
WHAT: 2014 State of the Judiciary Address.
WHO: The Honorable Matthew B. Durrant, Chief Justice of the Utah Supreme Court, will address the Senate and the House separately.
WHEN: Monday, January 27: House of Representatives at 2:15 p.m. / Senate approx. 2:45 p.m.
The Supreme Court has recently issued the following standing orders:
Utah Supreme Court Standing Order No. 9 (Regarding motions filed less than 30 days before the date scheduled for order argument)
Utah Supreme Court Standing Order No. 10 (Regarding appearances by former law clerks before the Supreme Court)
These standing orders are available at http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/urap/Supctso.htm.
Alison Adams-Perlac, J.D.
Administrative Office of the Courts
450 South State Street
P.O. Box 140241
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-0241