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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.

UCJA Rule 4-202.01 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 4-202.01. Definitions.
Rule printed on June 2, 2023 at 9:30 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 4/1/2013


To provide a uniform definition for special terms.


This rule applies to the judicial branch.

Statement of the Rule:

As used in these rules:

(1) "Access" means to inspect and obtain a copy.

(2) "Court record" means a record prepared, owned, received, or retained by a court or the administrative office of the courts.

(3) "Record" means books, letters, documents, papers, maps, plans, photographs, films, cards, tapes, recordings, data or other materials, regardless of form or characteristics, that are reproducible.

(4) "Record" does not mean any of the following unless received into evidence:

(4)(A) drafts, calendars, notes or similar materials prepared for the originator’s personal use or for the personal use of an individual for whom the originator works;

(4)(B) document prepared or received by an individual in the individual’s private capacity or document prepared or received by an individual that is unrelated to the public's business;

(4)(C) materials legally owned by an individual in the individual’s private capacity;

(4)(D) materials to which access is limited by the laws of copyright or patent unless the copyright or patent is owned by the courts;

(4)(E) proprietary software or software developed or purchased by or for the courts for its own use;

(4)(F) junk mail or commercial publications received by the courts or an official or employee of the courts; or

(4)(G) materials contained in the collection of libraries open to the public.

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.

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