CJA06-0301. Authority of court commissioner as magistrate. (AMEND). Within the bounds of Utah Code section 78A-5-107 and constitutional limitations on the delegation of judicial authority, broadens commissioners’ magistrate authority.
Supreme Court Order for CJA 6-301
CJA04-0202.08. Fees for records, information, and services. (AMEND). Clarifies that court appointed attorneys requesting records on behalf of an indigent client qualify for a fee waiver. Removes bulk data fees and individual hourly rates from the rule. Rates will be posted on the court webpage.
Supreme Court Order for CJA 4-202.08
CJA04-0202.02. Records classification. (AMEND)
CJA04-0202.03. Records access. (AMEND)
Classifies video records of court proceedings as sealed and limits access to official court transcribers, court employees, and anyone by court order.
Supreme Court Order for CJA 4-202.02
Supreme Court Order for CJA 4-202.03
CJA04-0202.03. Records access (AMEND).
CJA04-0202.05. Request to access an administrative record; research; request to classify an administrative record; request to create an index (AMEND).
The proposed amendments align the rules with Utah Code Sections 77-40a-403(2)(b) and 77-40a-404, identifying individuals and entities who may access expunged records. Other amendments are non-substantive and intended to streamline the rules.
CJA04-0404. Jury selection and service (AMEND). The proposed amendments add the option to email juror qualification forms and summonses to prospective jurors.
Judicial Council Order
CJA04-0202.03. Records access. (AMEND) Allows a petitioner in an expunged case to obtain a certified copy of the expungement order and case history upon request and in-person presentation of positive identification. This mirrors the process for adoptive parents in obtaining a certified copy of an adoption decree.
CJA06-0501. Reporting requirements for guardians and conservators.
(AMEND). Incorporates changes related to H.B. 320 (Guardianship Bill of Rights), streamlines and clarifies exceptions to reporting requirements, outlines procedures and timelines for approval of and objection to reports, and requires the use of a Judicial Council-approved Order on Review and report forms that are substantially the same as Judicial Council-approved forms.
CJA07-0302. Court reports prepared for delinquency cases (formerly titled “Social studies”). AMEND. Changes “social studies” to “court reports” to reflect current nomenclature. Provides greater detail regarding information to be included in court reports. Makes non-substantive stylistics changes.
Judicial Council Order for CJA07-0302
CJA04-0202.03. Records access. AMEND. Permits a parent or guardian of a minor victim to access the disposition order entered in a delinquency case.
CJA04-0903. Uniform custody evaluations. AMEND. Adds “Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor” to list of professionals who may perform custody evaluations and replaces list of statutory custody factors with citation to relevant sections of Utah Code.
Judicial Council Order for CJA04-0202.03 and CJA04-0903
CJA03-0401. Office of General Counsel. Amend. Deletes certain unnecessary and outdated provisions. Removal of the language in lines 39-42 does not abdicate Judges’ responsibility to make their own decisions pursuant to the Code of Judicial Conduct.
CJA03-0414. Court Security. Amend. Allows the Court Security Director to possess a firearm and ammunition in a courthouse when qualified.
CJA04-0202.03. Records Access. Amend. Allows for access to certain records for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners. Allows access to juvenile court social records by entities or individuals providing services to juveniles.
CJA04-202.09. Miscellaneous. Amend. Adds specific requirements for records access requests for email correspondence. Corrects previous publication error regarding Tax-related Records and removal of language requiring certification of omitting / redacting all non-public information from the record.
CJA04-0403. Electronic Signature and Signature Stamp Use. Amend. Adds “orders appointing a court visitor” to the list of documents on which a clerk may use a judge’s signature stamp, with prior approval from a judge or commissioner.
CJA04-0701. Failure to Appear. Amend. Deletes the reference to failures to appear as a separate offense pursuant to S.B. 58, which eliminated the crime of failure to appear on a citation.
Judicial Council Order
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies appellate filings, including briefs, as public. Classifies records maintained and prepared by juvenile probation, except for those filed with the court, as protected.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Provides that a person given access to a record in order for juvenile probation to fulfill a probation responsibility may access a safeguarded record.
CJA 04-0901. Mandatory electronic filing in juvenile court. New. Requires that pleadings and other papers filed in existing juvenile court cases on or after December 1, 2015 shall be filed electronically in C.A.R.E. Requires that pleadings and other papers filed to initiate juvenile court cases on or after August 1, 2016 shall be filed electronically in C.A.R.E.
October Judicial Council Minutes.
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Changes the name of the Court Interpreter Committee to the Language Access Committee.
CJA 02-0206. Effective date of rules. Amend. Designates May 1 and November 1 as the presumed effective date of Judicial Council rules.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Creates a complaint process for failure to follow the requirements of the rule. Clarifies that Rule 3-306 is not authority to charge for language access costs. Cites the competing authority of federal and state law. Recognizes interpreter credentials from other states. Requires staff to be acting within the scope of human resource policies and procedures, which includes qualifications for a second language stipend, before engaging in a first-hand conversation with a person of limited English proficiency.
CJA 03-0402. Human resources administration. Amend. Changes the name of the career service review board to the grievance review panel.
CJA 03-0414. Court security. Amend. The amendment removes a reference to proselytizing that arguably limits the scope of the restriction on demonstrating or pamphleteering in a courthouse.
CJA 04-0110. Transfer of juvenile cases from district and justice courts to the juvenile court. Amend. Technical change, recognizing that Section 78A-7-106 governs transfer of cases from justice court to juvenile court.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies the addendum to an appellate brief in a case involving termination of parental rights or adoption as a private record. Establishes the classification of a “safeguarded” record and which records are safeguarded records. Describes when jurors’ names are public, private or safeguarded.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Describes who has access to safeguarded records. Modifies who has access to the juvenile court social file.
CJA 04-0403. Signature stamp use. Amend. Deletes acceptance of pleas in abeyance from the list of documents on which the clerk can sign for the judge with a signature stamp.
CJA 04-0408.01. Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Makes Morgan District Court a state operation. Effective November 1, 2013 under Rule 2-205. Subject to change after the comment period.
CJA 04-0508. Guidelines for ruling on a motion to waive fees. Amend. Includes juvenile court within the guidelines of the rule.
CJA 04-0610. Appointment of justice court judges to preside at first appearances, preliminary hearings and arraignments. Amend. Technical amendment.
CJA 04-0906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Further amendments approved as a result of comments to the 7/1/2013 amendments.
CJA 07-0304. Probation supervision. Amend. Eliminates the description of supervision and correction plans from the rule.
CJA 02-0204. Local supplemental rules. Amend. Modifies the process by which local rules are approved.
CJA 04-0202.01. Definitions. Amend. Excludes from the definition of a “record” documents prepared or received by a person in the person’s private capacity and documents that do not relate to the public’s business.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Removes investigative subpoenas from the list of protected records. Section 77-22-2 will regulate access to investigative subpoenas. Changes the classification of PSI reports from private to protected. Designates additional circumstances in which the name of a minor is public. Classifies as “protected” records subject to the attorney client privilege.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Clarifies who has access to a private or a protected court record.
CJA 04-0202.05. Request to access an administrative record; research; request to classify an administrative record; request to create an index. Amend. Permits releasing non-public records for research purposes if the interests favoring the research are greater than or equal to the interests favoring closure.
CJA 04-0401.01. Electronic media coverage of court proceedings. New. Replaces Rule 4-401. Permits electronic media coverage of any public court hearing. Describes application and approval process. Establishes factors for denying electronic media coverage. Describes limits.
CJA 04-0401.02. Possession and use of portable electronic devices. New. Permits possession and use of portable electronic devices in courthouses. Allows judge to restrict use in courtrooms.
CJA 04-0405. Juror and witness fees and expenses. Amend. Requires prosecutors to certify to the number of miles for which a witness is entitled to payment.
CJA 04-0409. Council approval of Problem Solving Courts. Amend. Regulates ex parte communication in problem solving courts, as recognized by the Code of Judicial Conduct and consistent with the signed agreement. Removes from the rule several justice courts no longer running DUI courts.
CJA 04-0503. Mandatory electronic filing. Amend. Requires the electronic filer to use a personal identity with an e-filing interface, rather than someone else’s.
CJA 04-0508. Guidelines for ruling on a motion to waive fees. New. Establishes guidelines for ruling on a motion to waive fees. Requires use of court-approved forms.
CJA 11-0201. Senior judges. Amend. Removes reference to the Judicial Council’s attorney survey for certification of senior judges.
CJA 03-0404. Public information program. Amend. Clarifies the purpose of the public information program.
CJA 04-0202.03. Records access. Amend. Resolve a conflict with URCP 107(a).
CJA 04-0202.08 Fees for records, information, and services. Amend. Adjusts the fees for Xchange to include downloading documents. Adds a per-use fee for those who do not subscribe. Waiver of most Xchange fees for the press.
CJA 04-0408.01. Responsibility for administration of trial courts. Amend. Designate Manti as a state court operation rather than by contract with the county.
CJA 04-0701. Failure to appear. Amend. Clarify that the bail increase applies to each case rather than to each charge in the case.
CJA 04-202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies as private the records in guardianship and conservatorship cases, except the order and letter of appointment. Classifies some select data elements as public or private.
CJA 04-202.03. Records access. Amend. Permit access to juvenile court records by the Department of Human Services.
CJA 04-202.09. Miscellaneous. Amend. Prohibits including non-public information in an otherwise public document. Specifies substitutes for personal identifying information.
CJA 04-509. Court-appointed parent coordinator. New. Establishes the role, qualifications and procedures of the parent coordinator.
CJA 04-906. Guardian ad litem program. Amend. Establishes the relationship between the Director, the Oversight Committee, attorneys, staff and volunteers. Clarifies the complaint, discipline and appeal process.