Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Rules of Civil Procedure

Utah State Bar Webmaster : January 3, 2017 10:11 am : Bar News

The Utah Supreme Court invites comments to the following proposed amendments to Utah Rules of Civil Procedure. The comment period expires February 17, 2017.

Utah Rules of Civil Procedure

URCP005 Service and filing of pleadings and other papers. Amend. Adopts the prisoner mailbox rule, which provides that pleadings and papers filed by an inmate confined in an institution are timely if they are deposited in the institution’s internal mail system on or before the last day for filing.

URCP045 Forms. Repeal. Since the task of creating and updating court forms will now reside with the newly formed Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms under UCJA Rules 1-205 and 3-117, the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure will no longer create forms.

URCP084 Subpoena. Amend. In conformity with Rule 84’s repeal, makes a technical amendment to paragraph (A)(1)(E).

How to View Redline Text of the Proposed Amendment

To see proposed rule amendment and submit comments, click on this link to:  http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/comments/, then click on the rule number.

How to Submit Comments

You can comment and view the comments of others by clicking on the “comments” link associated with each body of rules. It is most efficient to submit comments through the website. After clicking on the comment link, you will be asked for your name, which is required, and your email address which need not be your real address. The comment website is public. Each comment must be approved by the site administrator before it will show on the public website.  Although all comments will be considered, they will not be acknowledged with a response.

Please submit comments directly through the website.  Should you have any questions, please contact the committee staff person.  The list of committees can be found at: https://www.utcourts.gov/committees/.

Comments are closed

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Code of Judicial Administration

Utah State Bar Webmaster : January 3, 2017 10:04 am : Bar News

The Utah Judicial Council invites comments to the following proposed amendments to Utah Code of Judicial Administration. The comment period expires February 17, 2017.

Utah Code of Judicial Administration

CJA01-205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Creates a new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms; provides committee composition. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA02-212. Communication with the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel. Amend. Limits and changes the timing of the notice requirement to the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel of the Court’s draft rules.

CJA03-117. Committee on Court Forms. New. Establishes the charge for the new Judicial Council Standing Committee on Forms. Expedited under Rule 2-205.

CJA04-103. Civil calendar management. Amend. Pursuant to Cannon v. Holmes, 2016 UT 42 and Civil Rule 41, requires that all orders of dismissal entered under the rule must contain the language “without prejudice.”

CJA04-202.02. Records Classification. Amend. Makes dismissals in criminal cases private except in limited circumstances.

How to View Redline Text of the Proposed Amendments

To see proposed rule amendment and submit comments, click on this link to:  http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/comments/, then click on the rule number.

How to Submit Comments

You can comment and view the comments of others by clicking on the “comments” link associated with each body of rules. It is most efficient to submit comments through the website. After clicking on the comment link, you will be asked for your name, which is required, and your email address which need not be your real address. The comment website is public. Each comment must be approved by the site administrator before it will show on the public website.  Although all comments will be considered, they will not be acknowledged with a response.

Please submit comments directly through the website.  Should you have any questions, please contact the committee staff person.  The list of committees can be found at: https://www.utcourts.gov/committees/.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : December 7, 2016 1:35 pm : Bar News

Spring City, UT—The Sanpete County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Dec. 15, 2016, to select judicial candidates for the Fountain Green and Spring City Justice Court to replace Judge Ivo Peterson who retired effective July 1, 2016. The commission will begin the meeting at 9 a.m. in the Spring City Offices on 150 E Center Street, Spring City.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : December 6, 2016 3:52 pm : Bar News

Price, UT—The Carbon County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Dec. 13, 2016, to select a candidate for the East Carbon Justice Court to replace Judge Linda Murdock who retired effective Sep. 30, 2016. The commission will begin the meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Carbon County Administrative Offices on 751 E 100 N, Price.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed

NOTICE OF BAR COMMISSION ELECTION

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 30, 2016 1:38 pm : Bar News

First and Third Divisions

Nominations to the office of Bar Commissioner are hereby solicited for one member from the First Division and three members from the Third Division, each to serve a three-year term.  Terms will begin in July 2017.  To be eligible for the office of Commissioner from a division, the nominee’s business mailing address must be in that division as shown by the records of the Bar.  Applicants must be nominated by a written petition of ten or more members of the Bar in good standing whose business mailing addresses are in the division from which the election is to be held.  Nominating petitions are available at http://www.utahbar.org/bar-operations/leadership/.  Completed petitions must be submitted to John Baldwin, Executive Director, no later than February 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE: Balloting will be done electronically.  Ballots will be e-mailed on or about April 3rd with balloting to be completed and ballots received by the Bar office by 5:00 p.m. April 17th.

In order to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage candidates, the Bar will provide the following services at no cost:

  1. space for up to a 200-word campaign message plus a color photograph in the March/April issue of the Utah Bar Journal.  The space may be used for biographical information, platform or other election promotion.  Campaign messages for the March/April Bar Journal publications are due along with completed petitions and two photographs no later than February 1st;
  2. space for up to a 500-word campaign message plus a photograph on the Utah Bar Website due February 1st;
  3. a set of mailing labels for candidates who wish to send a personalized letter to the lawyers in their division who are eligible to vote; and
  4. a one-time email campaign message to be sent by the Bar.  Campaign message will be sent by the Bar within three business days of receipt from the candidate.

If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact John C. Baldwin at (801) 531-9077 or at director@utahbar.org.

Comments are closed

NOTICE OF BAR ELECTION

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 30, 2016 1:35 pm : Bar News

President-elect

Nominations to the office of Bar President-elect are hereby solicited.  Applicants for the office of President-elect must submit their notice of candidacy to the Board of Bar Commissioners by January 3, 2017.  Applicants are given time at the January Board meeting to present their views.  Secret balloting for nomination by the Board to run for the office of President-elect will then commence.  Any candidate receiving the Commissioners’ majority votes shall be nominated to run for the office of President-elect.  Balloting shall continue until two nominees are selected.

NOTICE:Balloting will be done electronically.  Ballots will be e-mailed on or about April 3, 2017 with balloting to be completed and ballots received by the Bar office by 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2017.

In order to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage candidates, the Bar will provide the following services at no cost:
1) space for up to a 200-word campaign message* plus a color photograph in the March/April issue of the Utah Bar Journal. The space may be used for biographical information, platform or other election promotion. Campaign messages for the March/April Bar Journal publications are due along with two photographs no later than February 1st;

2) space for up to a 500-word campaign message* plus a photograph on the Utah Bar Website due February 1st;

3) a set of mailing labels for candidates who wish to send a personalized letter to Utah lawyers who are eligible to vote;

4) a one-time email campaign message* to be sent by the Bar.  Campaign message will be sent by the Bar within three business days of receipt from the candidate; and

5) candidates will be given speaking time at the Spring Convention; (1) 5 minutes to address the Southern Utah Bar Association luncheon attendees and, (2) 5 minutes to address Spring Convention attendees at Saturday’s General Session.

If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact John C. Baldwin at (801) 531-9077 or at director@utahbar.org.

*              Candidates for the office of Bar President-elect may not list the names of any current voting or ex-officio members of the Commission as supporting their candidacy in any written or electronic campaign materials, including, but not limited to, any campaign materials inserted with the actual ballot; on the website; in any e-mail sent for the purposes of campaigning by the candidate or by the Bar; or in any mailings sent out by the candidate or by the Bar.  Commissioners are otherwise not restricted in their rights to express opinions about President-elect candidates.  This policy shall be published in the Utah Bar Journal and any E-bulletins announcing the election and may be referenced by the candidates.

Comments are closed

Utah Sentencing Commission Seeks Representative

admin : November 23, 2016 4:00 pm : Notice

The Utah State Bar is seeking a representative to serve a one-year term on the Utah Sentencing Commission.  The Utah Sentencing Commission is a legislatively created body charged with establishing sentencing guidelines and developing policy recommendations regarding the sentencing and release of adult and juvenile offenders. The Sentencing Commission is comprised of 27 members representing all facets of the justice system, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, legislators, victims, law enforcement, treatment specialists, corrections officials, parole authorities and others.  The representative must be an attorney in private practice who is a member of the Bar and experienced in adult criminal defense.  Submit resumes to Christy Abad by email at christy.abad@utahbar.org.

Resumes must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 21, 2016 9:44 am : Bar News

Highland, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 29, 2016, to select candidates for the Highland/Alpine City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Highland City Offices located on 5400 W Civic Center Drive in Highland.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed

FOUNTAIN GREEN JUSTICE COURT VACANCY EXTENDED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:58 pm : Bar News

Fountain Green, UT — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Fountain Green has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is between $3,181.00 and $5,725.80 with no benefits. For additional information about Fountain Green, contact Michelle Walker at (435)445-3453 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Fountain Green, Ron Ivory within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Ivory then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Comments are closed

Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:57 pm : Bar News

The Utah Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following court rules. The amendments are effective November 14, 2016.

Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP022 Amended Appellate Rule 22 is a technical and conforming amendment to the changes to Appellate Rule 2, which took effect on November 1, 2016. The amendment to Rule 22 simply provides that it does not authorize the court to extend the jurisdictional deadlines specified by any of the rules listed in Rule 2.

To see approved rule amendments, click on the rule number above, or click on this link to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/approved/. Then click on the rule number.

Comments are closed

SPRING CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY ANNOUNCED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 17, 2016 3:51 pm : Bar News

Spring City, Utah — The deadline for applications for a Justice Court judge position in Spring City has been extended until Nov. 22, 2016. The position will replace Judge Ivo Peterson, who resigned July 1, 2016.

To be considered for a Justice Court judgeship in Sanpete County, candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a Utah resident for at least three years, and have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. In addition, candidates must be a resident of the county in which the court is located—or an adjacent county—for at least six months.

Information on judicial retention and performance evaluation is posted on the Utah State Courts’ website at www.utcourts.gov. An application for judicial office form must be completed and is available on the courts’ website (www.utcourts.gov/admin/jobs). Please note that the application has been updated since June 2016. The annual salary for the position is $4,032.00 with no benefits. For additional information about Spring City, contact Lyndsey Zeeman at (435) 445-3453.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at 5 p.m. and should be sent to the attention of Melisse Stiglich, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-0241. For an application or more information, email melisses@utcourts.gov.

Utah law requires the Judicial Nominating Commission to submit three to five nominees to the Mayor of Spring City, Jack D. Monnett within 45 days of its first meeting. Mayor Monnett then has 30 days in which to make a selection. The selection must then be certified by the Utah Judicial Council.

Comments are closed

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 10, 2016 2:10 pm : Bar News

The Utah Supreme Court invites comments to the following proposed amendments to Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure. The comment period expires December 25, 2016.

Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure

URAP024 – The proposed amendment substantially changes the organization and content of briefs. An important objective of the amendment is to present the party’s case in logical order, in measured increments, and without unnecessary repetition. The principal brief of each party must meet the same requirements.

URAP024A – The proposed amendment collects in one separate rule the briefing requirements in cross-appeals.  The briefing requirements have also been clarified and simplified for ease of use.

How to View Redline Text of the Proposed Amendment

To see proposed rule amendment and submit comments, click on this link to:  http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/comments/, then click on the rule number.

How to Submit Comments

You can comment and view the comments of others by clicking on the “comments” link associated with each body of rules. It is most efficient to submit comments through the website. After clicking on the comment link, you will be asked for your name, which is required, and your email address which need not be your real address. The comment website is public. Each comment must be approved by the site administrator before it will show on the public website.  Although all comments will be considered, they will not be acknowledged with a response.

Please submit comments directly through the website.  Should you have any questions, please contact the committee staff person.  The list of committees can be found at: https://www.utcourts.gov/committees/.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 11:09 am : Bar News

Ogden, UT— The Weber County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 21, 2016, to select candidates for the Ogden City Justice Court to replace Judge Dee William Smith who will retire effective January 2017. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden City Municipal Building located on 2549 Washington Blvd in Ogden.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 10:59 am : Bar News

Lehi, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 17, 2016, to select candidates for the Lehi City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lehi City Council Chambers located on 153 North 100 East in Lehi.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed

JUSTICE COURT JUDGE SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Utah State Bar Webmaster : November 8, 2016 10:49 am : Bar News

Lehi, UT— The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on Nov. 17, 2016, to select candidates for the Lehi City Justice Court to replace Judge Douglas Nielsen who has resigned. The commission will begin the meeting at 8 a.m. at the Ogden City Municipal Building located on 2549 Washington Blvd in Ogden.

The early portion of the meeting is scheduled for public comment about issues facing the Utah judiciary and refinements or improvements to the system. Public comments will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Following the public hearing, the meeting is closed to allow commission members to select a slate of three to five candidates for the vacancy.

Individuals interested in appearing before the commission during the public comment portion of the meeting should contact Melisse Stiglich at (801) 578-3844 to request an appointment. Information on the Justice Court Nominating Commission members is available at www.utcourts.gov.

Comments are closed
« Page 1, 2, 3 »