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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.

URAP Rule 1 (Rules of Appellate Procedure)


Rule 1. Scope of rules.
Rule printed on June 3, 2023 at 8:54 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 5/1/2015

(a) Applicability of rules. These rules govern the procedure before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of Utah in all cases. Applicability of these rules to the review of decisions or orders of administrative agencies is governed by Rule 18. When these rules provide for a motion or application to be made in a trial court or an administrative agency, commission, or board, the procedure for making such motion or application shall be governed by the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure, Utah Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the rules of practice of the trial court, administrative agency, commission, or board.

(b) Reference to "court." Except as provided in Rule 43, when these rules refer to a decision or action by the court, the reference shall include a panel of the court. The term "trial court" means the court or administrative agency, commission, or board from which the appeal is taken or whose ruling is under review. The term "appellate court" means the court to which the appeal is taken.

(c) Procedure established by statute. If a procedure is provided by state statute as to the appeal or review of an order of an administrative agency, commission, board, or officer of the state which is inconsistent with one or more of these rules, the statute shall govern. In other respects, these rules shall apply to such appeals or reviews.

(d) Rules not to affect jurisdiction. These rules shall not be construed to extend or limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals as established by law.

(e) Title. These rules shall be known as the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure and abbreviated Utah R. App. P.

(f) Rules for appeals in child welfare proceedings. Appeals taken from juvenile court orders related to abuse, neglect, dependency, termination, and adoption proceedings are governed by Rules 52 through 59, except for orders related to substantiation proceedings under Section 78-3a-320. Rules 9 and 23B do not apply. Due to the summary nature of child welfare appeals, Rule 10(a)(2)(A) does not apply. Other appellate rules apply if not inconsistent with Rules 52 through 59.

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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