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UCJA Rule 10-1-701 (Code of Judicial Administration)

 

Rule 10-1-701. Assignment of Judges
Rule printed on December 3, 2022 at 4:49 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 8/25/2000

Intent:

To provide for the assignment of cases and judges for the equitable distribution of workload and prompt disposition of cases.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Seventh District Court and Seventh Juvenile Court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Authority of District and Juvenile Judges. It is the intention of this court to seek and maintain assignments from the presiding officer of the Judicial Council authorizing each juvenile judge of the district to act as a district judge of the district, and for each district judge of the district to act as a juvenile judge of the district. Each district judge and juvenile judge of this district has agreed to such an assignment. The assignment provides, however, that any judge acts in the other court only by assignment of the presiding judge of that court.

(2) Consent of the Assigned Judge. The presiding judge of the district court shall assign a judge of the juvenile court to a district court case only with the consent of the assigned judge. The presiding judge of the juvenile court shall assign a judge of the district court to a juvenile court case only with the consent of the assigned judge.

(3) Criteria for assigning judges. The following criteria should govern assignment of judges to cases in the seventh district:

(A) District court cases in Grand or San Juan Counties should be assigned initially to the district court judge assigned to sit in San Juan County. Juvenile court cases in those same counties should be assigned initially to the juvenile court judge assigned to sit in Grand County.

(B) District court cases in Carbon or Emery Counties should be initially assigned randomly between the two district court judges assigned to sit in Carbon County. Juvenile court cases in those same counties should be assigned initially to the juvenile court judge assigned to sit in Carbon County, except as it may be necessary to assign cases to the other Seventh District juvenile court judge to equalize the case load.

(C) Because of the long distances between the northern and southern portions of the district, consideration should be given to using judges who are assigned to sit in the same portion of the district when conflicts arise, even if this means assigning a district judge to a juvenile case or a juvenile judge to a district case.

(D) Cases may be assigned differently than set forth in the forgoing paragraph, for any of the reasons set forth in Rule 3-108.


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