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.
URCP Rule 1 (Superseded) (Rules of Civil Procedure)
This Rule has been superseded.Rule printed on June 3, 2023 at 9:15 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
This rule was superseded on 11/1/2011. The current version of this rule is found at this page.
Rule 1. General provisions.
(a) Scope of rules. These rules shall govern the procedure in the courts of the state of Utah in all actions, suits, and proceedings of a civil nature, whether cognizable at law or in equity, and in all special statutory proceedings, except as governed by other rules promulgated by this court or enacted by the Legislature and except as stated in Rule 81. They shall be liberally construed to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action.
(b) Effective date. These rules shall take effect on January 1, 1950; and thereafter all laws in conflict therewith shall be of no further force or effect. They govern all proceedings in actions brought after they take effect and also all further proceedings in actions then pending, except to the extent that in the opinion of the court their application in a particular action pending when the rules take effect would not be feasible or would work injustice, in which event the former procedure applies.
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