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UCJA Rule 14-1101 (Code of Judicial Administration)
Rule 14-1101. Definitions.Rule printed on April 1, 2023 at 7:32 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Article 11. Resolution of Fee Disputes
As used in this article
(a). "Bar" means the Utah State Bar;
(b) "chair" means the chair of the Utah State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee;
(c) "client" means a person or entity who, directly or through an authorized representative, consults, retains or secures legal services or advice from a lawyer in the lawyer’s professional capacity;
(d) "Committee" means the Utah State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Committee;
(e) "decision" means the determination made by the panel in a fee arbitration proceeding;
(f) "executive director" means the executive director of the Bar or his or her designee;
(g) "he" and the masculine pronouns includes "she" and feminine pronouns;
(h) "lawyer" or "attorney" means a person admitted to the practice of law in Utah, which may include a lawyer’s assignee “Lawyer” includes a lawyer and a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner unless the Rule specifically refers to one type of licensee or does not apply because of the limited scope of the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner’s practice as defined in Supreme Court Rule of Professional Practice 14-802.
(j) “licensed paralegal practitioner” denotes a person authorized by the Utah Supreme Court to provide legal representation as authorized in Utah Special Practice Rule 14- 802.
(j) "panel" means the arbitrator(s) assigned to hear a fee dispute and to issue a decision;
(k) "petition" means a written request for fee arbitration in a form approved by the Committee;
(l) "petitioner" means the party requesting fee arbitration and can be either a client or an attorney; and
(m) "respondent" means the party with whom the petitioner has a fee dispute and can be either a lawyer or a client.
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