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Utah Court Decisions

A diagram of the state court system (called a “Court Structure Chart” and including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.


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Utah Constitution and Legislation

See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

  1. Constitution (Utah Const.)

  2. Bills

  3. Laws of Utah (Utah Laws)
    The session laws are not available, but enrolled bills — passed and sent to the governor (some of them may have been vetoed) — are available. Top

  4. Utah Code (Utah Code)
    See also uniform laws and interstate compacts.


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Utah Rules of Procedure and Practice

  1. Court Rules ♦ Rules of Procedure
    See a page of links to all state court rules, rule changes, and proposed amendments.
  2. Rules of Practice ♦ Judicial Rules ♦ Professional Ethics Decisions
  3. Additional Resources
    ¶ Rules of Practice … [Utah State Bar]
        
        Alternative source for the rules linked here. See also the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice (incorporating the rules linked below as well as the Code of Judicial Conduct).


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Utah Administrative Law Sources

See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
  1. Regulations

    The primary difference between the Bulletin and the Digest is that the Digest does not contain the text of administrative rules or other documents. The Digest is an electronic publication that is issued on the 1st and 15th of each month.
  2. Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
  3. Attorney General Opinions (Ops. Utah Att’y Gen.)


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Utah Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters

Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
  • Code Publishing Co.
  • Municipal Code Corp.
  • Sterling Codifiers
    1. Charters
      Note that a charter could be included in a collection of ordinances (see below) instead of being separately accessible.
    2. County Ordinances
         
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the county. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.
    3. Municipal Ordinances
          
      Click on the button keyed to the name of the municipality. NOTE: On some web sites, selecting the state is necessary for access to the ordinances link.


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    Utah Law-Related Periodicals

    Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Utah law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.

    1. BYU Education and Law Journal (BYU Educ. & L.J.) … [Brigham Young Univ., J. Reuben Clark Law Sch.]
    2. BYU Law Review (BYU L. Rev.) … [Brigham Young Univ., J. Reuben Clark Law Sch.]


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    Other Utah Commentary

    1. Doing Business in Utah. Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy … [Lex Mundi]


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    Utah Law-Related Topical Web Sites



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    Utah Court Information

    See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
    1. Web Sites


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    Utah Forms

    1. Court Forms
      1. Utah Courts … This is a small collection.
      2. U.S. Courts
      3. District Court

    2. State Agency Forms
      1. Securities Division
      2. Tax Commssion
      3. Forms and Publications

    3. Business Entity Forms …[Paracorp, Inc. (Cal.)] — Convenient interface to view and print in-blank official state forms (in PDF files) for filing by business entities. A JavaScript-enabled browser is required.


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    Other Utah Resources

    1. Government-Related Web Sites

      See also the Piper Resources list of sites.
    2. Additional Resources
      ¶ Vital Records — Contact Information … [Elizabeth Orsay (Ind.)]
      ¶ Workers’ Compensation — Agency Contact and Staff Contact Information … [Robert W. McDowell / North Carolina Industrial Commission]

    3. Bar Associations ♦ Law-Related Organizations

      The State Bar maintains contact information for local and specialty bar associations. See the National Federation of Paralegal Associations for links to websites of member organizations.
    4. Law Schools ♦ Admission to Practice ♦ Continuing Legal Education
    5. Consulate General of Mexico in Salt Lake City • Consulado General de México en Salt Lake City


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    Legal Research and Assistance

    1. Law Libraries

      See also links to web sites of public law libraries and catalogs of academic law libraries, maintained by the library at Washburn University School of Law; and the LibrarySites.Info database of library web sites (“Libcat”).
    2. Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Utah Residents … [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Utah law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Utah.

    3. Low-Cost Legal Aid … See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
      1. Utah Legal Help for the Poor … [Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
      2. WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help … [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.

     

     


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