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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Archive Information Regarding the Utah Courts Response to COVID-19

Current Alerts Page

Previous Court Operations Administrative Orders Regarding COVID-19

  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (6/24/2022) - PDF
  • Management Committee's COVID-19 Community Level Instructions (6/24/2022) - PDF
    The Management Committee's COVID-19 Community Level Instructions provide guidance on implementing the June 24, 2022 administrative order.
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (4/11/2022) - PDF
  • Order updating mask mandate in courthouses (3/7/2022) - PDF
  • State of Utah Judiciary Risk Phase Response Plan (1/18/2022) - PDF
  • Order Suspending In-Person Oral Arguments and Meetings Through April 1, 2022 (12/10/2021) - PDF
  • Order Suspending In-Person Oral Arguments and Meetings Through January 1, 2022 (11/23/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (9/17/2021) - PDF
  • Order Suspending In-Person Oral Arguments and Meetings Through September 30, 2021 (8/12/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (7/28/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (6/3/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/21/2021) - PDF
  • Order for Temporary Amendments to Bar Admission Procedures During COVID-19 Outbreak (4/21/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (4/19/2021) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (12/31/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (10/2/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (6/26/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/11/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (5/1/2020) - PDF
  • Addendum to Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (4/23/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order Regarding Remote Depositions (4/13/2020) - PDF
  • Amended Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (3/20/2020) - PDF
  • Administrative Order for Court Operations During Pandemic (3/11/2020) - PDF

Notices Regarding Domestic Cases and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a partial ban on evictions. See our webpage on evictions for more information (No Longer in Effect).

These are commissioner-generated guidelines meant to give parties and practitioners some general guidelines about how the commissioners are tending to handle COVID-related issues. These are non-binding recommendations unless specifically ordered in a particular case. The situation is fluid and constantly being reassessed and subject to change at any time.

  • 2nd District - PDF
  • 3rd District - PDF
  • 4th District - PDF

Community Information Flyers for Partners and Partner Organizations

Here is an easy on-sheet summary of court services and how they can be reached during the pandemic.

  • Utah's Courts are Here to Help - PDF
  • Los tribunales de Utah están aquí para ayudar - PDF
  • Toà án Utah có mặt để giúp đỡ - PDF
  • محاكم يوتا هنا لتقديم يد المساعدة - PDF

Information Regarding COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have been summoned to appear for a remote hearing. How can I find help?

We have created an easy guide to help walk you through how to participate in a remote court hearing.

I have received a jury questionnaire, or have received a notice for jury service. What do I do?

Please do not ignore these notices. Although in-person jury trials are not being conducted in counties currently under the Red Phase, a pool of jurors needs to be maintained. Please fill out and return the questionnaire, and respond to the notice if asked to.

When we prepare to return to in-person jury trials, please know that we are taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. You can read more about these steps in our Pandemic Response Plan.

Our court staff are understanding of situations that may arise. If you are feeling unwell, or believe that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please contact your court as soon as possible.

I need to file a protective order. What do I do?

Protective Orders and Stalking Injunctions can now be filed by email. Click here for instructions and an email directory to locate a court nearest you.

I have a filing deadline in my case. How can I file?

Filings in existing cases can now be emailed. Click here for instructions and an email directory to locate a court nearest you. If you need to submit an initial filing to start a case, please contact your court's general number using our online directory.

What if I need to obtain copies of documents in my case?

You may be able to contact the courts and arrange for documents to be emailed to you without having to come to court. Please contact your local court for more information.

What if I need to pay a fine or fee?

Online payment of fines or fees is convenient and available on our ePayments page.

Are there resources to help me plan for an emergency?

The Planning for Family Emergencies, Including COVID-19 and Deportation page has information about powers of attorney, guardianship, advanced health care directives and wills.

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.

Page Last modified: 8/26/2022

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