Rule 10-1-301. Probate.

Intent:

To establish the procedure for assigning judges to hear the probate calendar.

To establish the procedure for appointing a judge as the probate registrar.

To establish the authority of the Probate Clerk.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Third District Court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Calendar assignment. The probate calendar shall be assigned to a District Court Judge in Salt Lake County on a rotating assignment basis each January and July 1.

(2) Appointment of registrar. The judge assigned to the probate division of the Third District Court is appointed registrar to act in that capacity as required.

(3) Authority and responsibility of probate clerk.

(A) The Probate Clerk is authorized to order and schedule hearing dates on probate matters and to prepare the probate calendar for the judge assigned to the probate division of the court.

(B) The Probate Clerk is authorized to use the signature stamp of the assigned Probate Judge on informal matters presented to the court for handling.