Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

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.

URCP 006. Time. Repeal and reenact. Conforms the computation of time to the approach of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Deadlines of 30 days or less in several rules will be modified to a uniform 7/14/21/28 days. The list of deadlines proposed to be amended is linked. If approved, those rules will be amended to change the deadlines as indicated, but the rules will not be published for comment. Deadlines not listed are not proposed to be amended.

URCP 010. Form of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Prohibits a graphic or “wet” signature on an electronically filed document.

URCP 058B. Satisfaction of judgment. Amend. Requires the creditor to file a satisfaction of judgment within 28 days after the judgment has been paid.

URCP 074. Withdrawal of counsel. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to withdraw by announcing the withdrawal in court, if permitted by the judge.

URCP 075. Limited Appearance. Amend. Permits an attorney making a limited appearance to announce the appearance in court, if permitted by the judge.

USB 14-0301. Standards of Professionalism and Civility. Amend. Adds comments and references.

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 if you submit comments through the website, and you are encouraged to do so. After clicking on the comment link, you will be prompted for your name, which we request, 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.

After you submit your comment on the webpage, you may get an error message, but your comment has been delivered to a buffer, and I will publish it at the earliest opportunity.

Submit comments directly through the website or to:

Alison Adams-Perlac
Email: alisonap@utcourts.gov Please include the comment in the message text, not in an attachment.
Fax:    801-578-3843
Administrative Office of the Courts
POB 140241
Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-0241
One method of submitting a comment is sufficient.

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