Posted: March 1, 2018
Utah Rules of Evidence – Comment Period Closed April 15, 2018
URE0504 Lawyer – Client. Amended. The amendments to the rule define new terms and
amend existing terms and modify the statement of privilege.
URE0507 New. A person receiving peer support services from a peer support team member has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent another person from disclosing peer support communications.
The new rule twice refers to a statute that does not exist. 78B-5 only has 8 subparts. There is no section 901.
Thanks George. I thought I was going to be the first one to note, but beating George Hunt to the punch is nigh unto impossible. Charles
I guess I don’t understand the purpose of proposed Rule 507. Who are the “peer support” individuals? Are they police or fire employees? Are they social workers or psychologists?
I think the proposed rule is poorly written and is bound to lead to unfortunate litigation. At least it has a poor explanation.
Two items in line 73. It should read:
matters of common interest, but only if each client’s lawyer or lawyer’s
matters of common interest but only if each clients’ lawyer or lawyer’s