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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.

URCP Rule 75 (Rules of Civil Procedure)


Rule 75. Limited appearance.
Rule printed on February 5, 2023 at 12:35 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.

(a) Purposes. An attorney acting pursuant to an agreement with a party for limited representation that complies with the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct may enter an appearance limited to one or more of the following purposes:

(a)(1) filing a pleading or other paper;

(a)(2) acting as counsel for a specific motion;

(a)(3) acting as counsel for a specific discovery procedure;

(a)(4) acting as counsel for a specific hearing, including a trial, pretrial conference, or an alternative dispute resolution proceeding; or

(a)(5) any other purpose with leave of the court.

(b) Notice. Before commencement of the limited appearance the attorney shall file a Notice of Limited Appearance signed by the attorney and the party or, if permitted by the judge, orally announce the limited appearance on the record in a proceeding. The Notice shall specifically describe the purpose and scope of the appearance and state that the party remains responsible for all matters not specifically described in the Notice. The clerk shall enter on the docket the attorney’s name and a brief statement of the limited appearance. The Notice of Limited Appearance and all actions taken pursuant to it are subject to Rule 11.

(c) Motion to clarify. Any party may move to clarify the description of the purpose and scope of the limited appearance.

(d) Party remains responsible. A party on whose behalf an attorney enters a limited appearance remains responsible for all matters not specifically described in the Notice.

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