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August 3, 2012

Notice of Approved Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Supreme Court has approved amendments to the following Utah court rules. The amendments are effective November 1, 2012.

Summary of amendments

URJP 020A. Discovery in non-delinquency proceedings. Amend. Changes comport with the new civil discovery rules and to clarify that the Rule of Civil Procedure regarding subpoenas applies generally in juvenile court and is not limited to depositions on oral questions.

URJP 023. Hearing to waive jurisdiction and certify under Section 78A-6-703; bind over to district court. Amend. Technical change.

URJP 023A. Hearing on conditions of Section 78A-6-702; bind over to district court. Amend. Technical change.

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.

Notice of Proposed Amendments to Utah Court Rules

The Supreme Court invites comments to proposed amendments to the following court rules. The comment period expires September 21, 2012.

Summary of proposed amendments

Code of Judicial Conduct Amend. Provides a definition of a full-time judge.

How to view redline text of the proposed amendments

To see proposed rule amendments 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

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e.Bulletin for August 2012


New Beginnings

Let’s look at all Rod Snow was able to accomplish during his year as our Bar President! Rod’s accomplishments are truly inspired and far-reaching – The Pro Bono Project was designed by Rod to ensure that there is pro bono coverage in each judicial district. Under the leadership of the pro bono committee headed by Rob Rice, James Backman, and Sue Crismon, the new pro bono commission, chaired by Judge Michele Christiansen and Judge Royal Hansen, is prepared to get services to those in our society most in need. Rod also moved forward the modest means project to match underemployed lawyers with low income individuals who do not qualify for a pro bono attorney. This project begun by Rob Jeffs, is also designed meet the needs of the under-served population. Books from Barristers, a project which is the brain-child of Elaina Maragakis, and Civics Education which will put a lawyer or judge into high school classrooms for a day beginning with Constitution Day on September 17th are also notable projects launched by Rod. Our Bar and the public owe a huge debt of gratitude to Rod Snow for his wisdom and persistence in seeing the needs and finding solutions.

A new Bar year is beginning. I am excited, humbled, and honored to serve as your President and I am eager to work with you as we improve the practice of law for every member of the Utah State Bar and the perception of law in the public. One of my goals this year is to work on changing the public image of lawyers and the law. Attorneys have always played a pivotal role in shaping communities by working and serving in a variety of ways. It is hoped that making this information public will do much to assist in changing the public perception of lawyers as well as letting us know more about the incredible individuals we work with every day.

I also want to offer benefits to our profession in a review of the services the Bar provides. Not only do members of the public and indeed many attorneys, view lawyers negatively, lawyers view the Bar negatively. The Bar presently provides services to the members that are unknown or inefficient. The Bar Commission is focused on increasing the benefits the Bar can provide to its members. The members of the Bar contribute so much to society, the Bar can do more to not only acknowledge those contributions, but provide benefits that bring real value to our members.

Serving you as Bar President is not going to be “business as usual” for me. It is daunting as so many of the lawyers I will be serving are of the highest caliber, not only in terms of the legal acumen, but in the way they conduct their lives. Please feel free to contact me with questions, ideas, and viewpoints at UtahBarPresident.LoriNelson@utahbar.org.

August 2012 E-News

• Annual Award Recipients
• Member Benefits
• Looking Ahead at Bar Conventions
• Bar Representative to the ABA
• Bar Staff Position Opening - Assistant to the Access to Justice Coordinator
• Upcoming CLE Events

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