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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 04. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. Creates a procedure to implement the directive in State v. Manning, 2005 UT 61, 122 P.3d 628. allowing a criminal defendant to have appeal rights reinstated, when the defendant has been deprived of the an appeal.
URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. Clarifies the briefs that are to be filed and the number of pages permitted in cases involving cross-appeals. A singled brief may not exceed 50 pages, and the combined total of a party’s two briefs may not exceed 75 pages.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 24. Briefs. Amend. The proposed amendment creates word and line limitations, in addition to a page limitation. Under the proposal, the principal brief would be either 30 pages, 14,000 words, or 1,300 lines of monospaced typeface. Another proposed amendment clarifies the process for seeking permission to file an over-length brief.

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Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 04. Appeal as of right: when taken. Amend. The proposed amendments are intended to clarify the status of a notice of appeal filed while certain motions are pending. The notice of appeal will be effective as of the date the motion is resolved, but will only be effective for the underlying judgment
URAP 08A. Emergency relief. New. Creates a new rule to establish a process for managing requests for emergency relief.
URAP 09. Docketing statement. Amend. Contains a technical change to reflect a legislative amendment requiring a motion to withdraw a guilty plea to be made before sentencing.
URAP 11. The record on appeal. Amend. Eliminates the option of a compressed format transcript.
URAP 12. Transmission of the record. Amend. Eliminates the option for a compressed format. Also includes language requiring the clerk transmit the record in post-conviction cases.
URAP 19. Extraordinary writs. Amend. Clarifies the process for resolving petitions for extraordinary relief, and references Rule 8A for other requests for emergency relief. Clarifies that the court?s decision will be based on the petition and the response, unless briefing is requested by the court.
URAP 30. Decision of the court: dismissal; notice of decision. Amend. Technical change.

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Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 11. The record on appeal. Amend. Technical change. Effective April 1, 2005. Approved as an expedited amendment under Rule 11-101(6)(F). Subject to further change after the comment period.

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Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 29. Oral argument. Amend. Limits the appellant’s reply argument to points made in the appellee’s argument.
URAP 48. Time for petitioning. Amend. Changes to 7 the number of copies to be filed on a petition for writ of certiorari.
URAP 50. Brief in opposition; reply brief; brief of amicus curiae. Amend. Changes to 7 the number of copies to be filed on a brief in opposition, reply brief and brief of amicus curiae.

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Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP 1. Scope of rules. Recognizes the new rules governing appeals in child welfare cases. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 2. Suspension of rules. Adds a reference to two of the new child welfare rules. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 11. The record on appeal. Requires the trial court to include any presentence investigation report as a part of the record on appeal, and clarifies the manner in which the record should be paginated.
URAP 12. Transmission of the record. Requires a certified court reporter to prepare and file a transcript index.
URAP 24. Briefs. Requires parties who are seeking attorney fees to explicitly state the basis for the request.
URAP 52. Child Welfare Appeals. A notice of appeal must be filed within 15 days from the order to be appealed. Cross-appeals must be filed within 15 days. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 53. Notice of Appeal. Describes the contents and service requirements of the notice of appeal. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 54. Transcript of Proceedings. Any necessary transcripts must be requested within 4 days after an appeal is filed. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 55. Petition on Appeal. The appellant must file a petition on appeal within 15 days from the notice of appeal. The rule describes the format and contents of the petition. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 56. Response to Petition on Appeal. A response to the petition on appeal must be filed with 15 days. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 57. Record on Appeal; transmission of record. Establishes what is considered to be the record on appeal and when it must be transmitted. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 58. Ruling. The court will issue a ruling based on the record on appeal, the petition, and the response, or the court can order that the case be fully briefed. Effective May 3, 2004.
URAP 59. Extensions of time. The rule describes the procedure and circumstances for extensions of time to file the appeal, the petition, or the response. Effective May 3, 2004.

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