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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 4-503 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 4-503. Mandatory electronic filing in civil and probate cases.
Rule printed on January 31, 2023 at 7:13 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 12/19/2022


To require that documents in district court civil cases be filed electronically.

To provide for exceptions.


This rule applies in the district court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Civil and probate cases. Except as provided in Paragraph (2), pleadings and other papers filed in civil and probate cases in the district court must be electronically filed using the electronic filer’s interface. The electronic filer must be an attorney or licensed paralegal practitioner of record and must use a unique and personal identifier that is provided by the electronic filer’s service provider.

(2) Exceptions.

(2)(A) Self-represented parties. A self-represented party who is not a lawyer or licensed paralegal practitioner may file pleadings and other papers using any of the following methods:

(2)(A)(i) email;

(2)(A)(ii) mail;

(2)(A)(iii) the court’s MyCase interface, where applicable; or

(2)(A)(iv) in person.

(2)(B) Hardship exemption. A lawyer or licensed paralegal practitioner whose request for a hardship exemption from this rule has been approved by the Judicial Council may file pleadings and other papers using any method permitted by the Judicial Council. To request an exemption, the lawyer or licensed paralegal practitioner must submit a written request to the District Court Administrator outlining why the exemption is necessary.

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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