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 October 8, 2013.

Summary of proposed amendments

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 011. The record on appeal. Amend. Eliminates the requirement that the appellant file a statement of the issues that will be presented on appeal and creates a process for the appellee to designate other proceedings to be transcribed, beyond those identified by the appellant.

URAP 029. Oral argument. Amend. Describes the differences between the supreme court and court of appeals in scheduling, waiving and continuing oral argument. Clarifies that reply argument by the appellant does not limit the scope or timing of the questions by the court. Effective July 16, 2013 under Rule 11-105(5). Subject to change after the comment period.

URAP 045. Review of judgments, orders, and decrees of court of appeals. Amend. Changes the language to correctly reflect the process on petitions for writs of certiorari

Rules of Juvenile Procedure

URJP 050. Presence at hearings. Amend. Resolves inconsistencies between Rule 50 and Section 78A-6-114.

Code of Judicial Conduct

CJC 02.11. Disqualification. Amend. Establishes process for waiver of disqualifying circumstances in appellate proceedings. Effective July 16, 2013 under Rule 11-105(5). Subject to change after the comment period.

Code of Judicial Administration

CJA 04-0101. Calendaring court sessions. Repeal. Annual calendars posted at the courthouse have been replaced by daily calendars published on the court’s web site.

CJA 11-0101. Creation and Composition of Advisory Committees. Amend. Establishes term limits on select advisory committee. Effective July 16, 2013 under Rule 11-105(5). 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’s more efficient for us if you submit comments through the website, and we encourage you 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. This is a public site. Time does not permit us to acknowledge comments, but all will be considered.

After submitting your comment on the webpage, you probably will 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:

Tim Shea
Email: tims@utcourts.gov
Please include the comment in the message text, not in an attachment.
Fax:    801-578-3843
Administrative Office of the Courts
PO Box 140241
Salt Lake City, Utah  84114-0241

One method of submitting a comment is sufficient.

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