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UCJA Rule 9-108 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 9-108. Justice court standards.
Rule printed on December 6, 2022 at 8:07 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 11/1/2015


To establish the responsibility for certifying new justice courts and recertifying existing justice courts.


This rule shall apply to the judiciary.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Responsibilities of the Board of Justice Court Judges. The Board shall be responsible for the following:

(A) To recommend to the Council:

(i) minimum guidelines which demonstrate the need for a justice court, and which take into account the population, the number of case filings, the public convenience, the availability of law enforcement agencies and court support services, the proximity of other courts and other factors, and

(ii) operational standards for statutorily required support services such as public facilities, clerical support, bailiff services, prosecution and indigent defense services.

(B) To recommend to the Council the creation and recertification of justice courts.

(C) To recommend to the Council procedures for reviewing requests for waivers or extensions of time to meet guidelines or standards.

(2) Adoption and review of standards.

(A) Proposed minimum guidelines for establishing the need for court and operational standards shall be distributed for comment to affected agencies and organizations before submission to the Council for approval.

(B) Operational standards shall be reviewed and updated every two years.

(3) Publication. Guidelines for establishing the need for a court, operational standards and the procedures for requesting waivers or extensions of time to meet the standards shall be made available upon request.

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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