Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

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.

URCP 058A. Entry of judgment; abstract of judgment. Amend. Requires the party preparing the judgment to promptly serve a copy of the signed judgment on the other parties and promptly file proof of service with the court. Proposed in conjunction with proposed amendments to URAP 4.

URCP 064D. Writ of garnishment. Amend. Extends a writ of continuing garnishment to one year, unless a second or subsequent writ is served.

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.

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