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UCJA Rule 4-111 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 4-111. Priority of post-conviction petitions in capital cases.
Rule printed on November 28, 2022 at 8:51 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 11/1/1996


To provide for the just and speedy resolution of post-conviction petitions in capital cases.


This rule shall apply to the Supreme Court, District Court, and Administrative Office of the Courts.

Statement of the rule:

(1) The courts shall expedite the procedures, hearings, and disposition of post-conviction petitions in capital cases above all other cases except the trial and appeal of capital felonies.

(2) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall prepare a monthly report that identifies:

(A) all pending post-conviction petitions in capital cases;

(B) the name of the judge or judges assigned to each case;

(C) the names of counsel for the parties;

(D) the prior and next calendared event of each case;

(E) the age of each case from filing of the petition; and

(F) the age of each case from filing of the notice of appeal.

(3) The Administrative Office of the Courts shall provide the report to any judge assigned to a pending post-conviction petition in a capital case, to the presiding judge of that court, and to the presiding officer of the Judicial Council.

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