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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective November 1, 2020

CJA03-0402. Human Resources Administration (AMEND). Amendments include clarifying language, provide consistency with relevant state statutes and current practices, and align with the Judicial Council’s direction regarding Human Resource policies.

CJA03-0403. Judicial Branch Education (AMEND). Amendment authorizes the Board of Justice Court Judges (as opposed to the Management Committee) to excuse judges from the annual justice court conference, and ensure judicial mentors are timely assigned and the mentoring relationship is based upon mutually agreed learning objectives and professional development plans.

CJA04-0202.08. Fees for Records, Information, and Services (AMEND). Amendments account for the use of thumb drives and other current technology, and increase the charge for storage devices from $10.00 to $15.00.

CJA04-0106. Electronic Conferencing (REPEAL). Because remote hearing provisions exist in the rules of procedure, CJA 4-106 is repealed.

CJA04-0411. Courthouse Attire (NEW). This new rule ensures that Utah’s courts are open in accordance with Article 1, Section 11 of the Utah Constitution while balancing the need for decorum in court proceedings and the safety of all persons having business in Utah’s courthouses.

CJA06-0506. Procedure for Contested Matters Filed in the Probate Court (AMEND). Amendment changes “may” to “will” in regard to scheduling a pre-mediation conference.

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Code of Judicial Administration – Effective May 1, 2016

CJA03-302 Clerk of Court. Amend. Provides that the clerk’s office shall be open during all business hours except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Provides that during hours of operation the clerk or deputy shall be physically present, or immediately available remotely.

CJA03-306.01 Language access definitions. New. Defines terms applicable to rules 3-306.02 through 3-306.05 of the Utah Code of Judicial Administration. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.

CJA03-306.02 Language Access Committee. New. Outlines the Language Access Committee’s responsibilities. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.

CJA03-306.03 Interpreter certification. New. Outlines the process for becoming a certified interpreter. Provides a process whereby an exception may be made to one or more of the requirements as determined by the Language Access Committee. Reiterates the policy that contract interpreters are independent contractors. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.

CJA03-306.04 Interpreter appointment, payment, and fees. New. Outlines the interpreter appointment process. Provides that the Judicial Council will review a market study every three years in order to set hourly rates for interpreters. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.

CJA03-306.05 Interpreter removal, discipline, and formal complaints. New. Outlines the interpreter discipline process. Provides that an interpreter may be disciplined for unprofessional conduct, or for being convicted of, or charged with, a crime. Revises the formal complaint process so that following a proposed resolution by the Language Access Program Coordinator, an interpreter may request a hearing before a panel of the Language Access Committee, and may appeal that panel’s decision to the Language Access Committee. Deletions and additions to the language are redlined.

CJA04-106 Electronic conferencing. Amend. Authorizes the use of remote conferencing in lieu of personal appearances when certain requirements are met.

CJA04-408.01 Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Removes Morgan from the list of district courts administered by a county or municipality, since it is administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

CJA04-602 Victims’ Rights Committees. Repeal. Repeals the rule because the process for establishing Victims’ Rights Committees is now outlined by Utah Code section 77-37-5.

CJA09-105 Justice Court hours. Amend. Provides that during hours of operation, the justice court judge or clerk shall be physically present, or immediately available remotely.

CJA09-302 Mandatory electronic filing. New. Provides that e-filing will be discretionary in justice court criminal cases from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Provides that e-filing will be mandatory in justice court criminal cases beginning January 1, 2017.

CJA01-201 Membership – Election. Amend. Provides that Council members are not eligible to be voting members of a Board of Judges of a trial court.

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