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March 1, 2011

Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

Rules of Civil Procedure
URCP 058A. Entry of judgment; abstract of judgment. Amend. Resolves an inconsistency within the rule and directs that a judgment by confession will be signed by the clerk.

Rules of Appellate Procedure
URAP 011. The record on appeal. Amend. Amends rule to reflect on-line transcript ordering.
URAP 012. Transmission of the record. Amend. Amends rule to reflect that the transcriber submits an electronic copy of the transcript to the transcript management program and hard copy is filed with the trial court.
URAP 042. Transfer of case from supreme court to court of appeals. Amend. The amendment eliminates the paragraph addressing finality of transfer orders. The Supreme Court's practice will be handled internally and not by rule.

Rules of Juvenile Procedure
URJP 056. Expungement. Amend. Remove provisions governed by other laws. Amend requirement for criminal history verifications to judicial discretion.

Code of Judicial Administration
CJA 01-0205. Standing and ad hoc committees. Amend. Exempts the Guardian ad Litem Oversight Committee from sunset review.
CJA 02-0103. Open and closed meetings. Amend. Clarifies that a meeting can be closed to discuss the professional competence of an individual. Provides that discussion of a non-public record is grounds to close a meeting.
CJA 02-0106.01. Goals of performance evaluation for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.02. Criteria for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.03. Information for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.04. Self improvement process. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 02-0106.05. Administration of the performance evaluation program for judicial self improvement. Repeal. Self-improvement goals for commissioners and senior judges will be governed by Rule 3-111.
CJA 03-0111. Performance evaluation of senior judges and court commissioners. New. Combines Rules 3-111.01 through 3-111.04 into one rule, describing the evaluation program applicable to senior judges and court commissioners.
CJA 03-0111.05. Evaluation and certification of senior judges. Repeal.
CJA 03-0111.06. Administration of the judicial performance evaluation and certification program. Repeal.
CJA 03-0201. Court commissioners. Amend. Provides for uniform end of term of December 31.
CJA 03-0306. Court interpreters. Amend. Expand interpreter program to the remaining balance of the court's casetypes.
CJA 04-0202.02. Records classification. Amend. Classifies interviews at a Children's Justice Center as protected during the proceedings and as sealed at the conclusion of the proceedings. Classify performance evaluation information from senior judges and court commissioners as private.
CJA 04-0202.06. Response to request to access or classify a court record. Amend. Incorporate amendments to GRAMA by HB 278 and HB 133. Require that, if a records request claims to qualify for an expedited response, the records custodian will, within 5 business days, respond or notify the requester that the request does not qualify. If the request is to access a record of a Children's Justice Center investigative interview, refer to Section 77-37-4.
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. Effective November 1, 2010.
CJA 04-0601. Selection of indigent aggravated murder defense fund counsel. New. Establishes the process to be used to select pre-contracted attorneys from the roster maintained by the Indigent Defense Funds Board in aggravated murder cases.
CJA 04-0702. Electronic citations required. New. Requires that citations filed after July 1, 2012 be filed electronically.
CJA 06-0402. Records in domestic relations cases. New. Defines the records required for motions for temporary relief, alimony, child support, and child custody.
CJA 07-0308. Expungement procedures. Repeal. All provisions of this rule are contained in URJP 56 or Section 78A-6-1105.

How to view redline text of the approved amendments

To see the text and effective date of the amendments, click on this link to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/approved/ and then click on the rule number. All amendments are effective on the dates indicated. Updated versions of the rules will be posted to the main rules web page (http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/) on or about the effective date of the amendments.

Volunteers Sought for Deception Detection Examiners Board

The Board of Bar Commissioners is seeking nominations to serve a four-year term as the Bar’s representative to the Deception Detection Examiners Board. The board reviews complaints concerning the unlawful or unprofessional conduct of a licensee under Title 58, Chapter 64 of the Utah Code and advises the Division of Public Licensing in its investigation of these complaints. Please submit resumes to John C. Baldwin, Executive Director, by e-mail at john.baldwin@utahbar.org , or by mail at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Resumes must be received by Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

March 2, 2011

Juvenile Court Administrator Appointed

JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED

Salt Lake City, UT—Utah State Court Administrator Daniel J. Becker has announced the appointment of Lisa-Michele Church to the position of Juvenile Court administrator for Utah’s juvenile courts. Church replaces Raymond Wahl who was named as deputy state court administrator in December 2010.

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Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

he Supreme Court and the Judicial Council invite comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires April 20, 2011.

Summary of proposed amendments

Rules of Civil Procedure
URCP 064D Writ of garnishment. Amend. Requires the creditor to meet and confer with the garnishee before attempting to impose liability on the garnishee.
URCP 101. Motion practice before court commissioners. Amend. Deletes a paragraph that is incorporated into new Rule 108.
URCP 108. Objection to court commissioner’s recommendation. New.
Establishes a procedure for objecting to a court commissioner’s recommendations. Establishes standards of review.

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March 3, 2011

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Fillmore, UT---The Millard County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on March 14, 2011, to select candidates to replace Judge Ronald R. Hare who resigned effective Jan. 1, 2011. The commission will meet at the Fillmore City Building, 75 West Center Street.

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March 7, 2011

March 2011 e.Bulletin


MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ROBERT L. JEFFS

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Hopefully you are aware that the Bar has contracted with 32 different companies to provide free and discounted goods and services to help you in your practice. Those services include free legal research through Casemaker to help reduce the cost of running your practice. If you or members of your family are struggling with issues of stress, anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol dependency, personal financial management difficulties or eldercare challenges, you have the free professional counseling services from Blomquist Hale Consulting and experienced peer to peer counseling from Utah Lawyers Helping Lawyers available to assist you. The Bar’s Member Benefits provides a broad spectrum of services to its members, from practice management tools, litigation support, technology solutions, to insurance products. The Bar wants to help provide the tools to confront the unique set of challenges lawyers face. The Member Resources Committee (Blake D. Miller and Matthew L. Anderson, Co-chairs) meets regularly to review and promote group benefits Please take advantage of the benefits available to you! A link to group benefits is available at http://www.utahbar.org/members/

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LEHI JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY POSTED

Lehi, Utah—Applications are being accepted for a Justice Court judge position in Lehi. The position will replace Judge Garry Sampson who plans to retire on May 31, 2011.

To be considered for the position, 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 earned 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.

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March 9, 2011

Announcement of JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 8, 2011
Applications are now being accepted for the position of district court judge in the Third Judicial District. (Counties include Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele).

This position results from the pending retirement of Judge Glenn K. Iwasaki, October 1, 2011.

Completed application forms must be received by the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2011.

Old application forms will not be accepted. Instructions for obtaining the current application form can be found below.

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March 17, 2011

JUSTICE COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECTION MEETING PLANNED

Lehi, UT---The Utah County Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled a meeting on March 31, 2011, to select candidates to replace Judge Garry Sampson who has announced his retirement effective May 31, 2011. The commission will meet at the Lehi City Building, 153 N. 100 E.

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Ethic Advisory Committee Member Announcement

The Utah Judicial Council seeks an attorney to sit as a member of the Judicial Council's Ethics Advisory Committee. The Ethics Advisory Committee consists of judges from each court level, along with one member of the bar. The committee issues opinions in response to questions from judges and boards of judges. The opinions address whether anticipated conduct is permitted under the Utah Code of Judicial Conduct. The committee meets infrequently, but its work is important to the judges throughout the state.

Each interested attorney should submit a letter of interest, discussing the applicant's qualifications. The letter should be sent to Brent Johnson, General Counsel, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 140241, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-0241. Applications may also be submitted by email to brentj@email.utcourts.gov. Questions may be directed to Mr. Johnson at (801) 578-3800.

March 24, 2011

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Supreme Court and the Judicial Council invite comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires May 12, 2011.

Summary of proposed amendments

Rules Governing the Utah State Bar

Petition to amend Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection rules AKA Client Security Fund rules.
USB 14-0901. Definitions. Amend. Technical change.
USB 14-0903. Committee membership and terms; Board approval of Committee recommendations. Amend. Technical change.
USB 14-0904. Funding. Amend. Modifies the Fund's minimum balance provisions and assessment provisions. Provides for suspension of a lawyer's license in some circumstances until the lawyer reimburses the Fund.
USB 14-0910. Eligible claim. Amend. Establishes new time limits in which to make a claim.
USB 14-0912. Processing claims. Amend. Technical change.
USB 14-0913. Payment of reimbursement. Amend. Establishes a lifetime cap per lawyer. Permits claims to be paid on a pro rata basis if it appears the claims will exceed a lawyer's annual or lifetime cap.

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Fillmore Justice Court Nominees Named

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR FILLMORE CITY JUSTICE COURT VACANCY

Fillmore, UT—The Millard County Nominating Commission has selected five nominees for an upcoming vacancy in the Fillmore City Justice Court. The position will replace Judge Ronald R. Hare who resigned effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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