ARTICLE 1. Advisory Committees and the Rulemaking Process.

Intent:

To establish procedures for the adoption, modification, and repeal of rules governing the practice of law, evidence, court procedures, and other matters within the authority of the Supreme Court.

Statement of Authority.

(1) Article VIII, Section 4 of the Utah Constitution provides that the Supreme Court shall adopt rules of procedure and evidence to be used in the courts of the state and shall by rule manage the appellate process. Section 4 further provides that the Supreme Court may authorize retired justices and judges and judges pro tempore to perform judicial duties. Section 4 also provides that the Supreme Court shall by rule govern the practice of law, including admission to practice law and the conduct and discipline of persons admitted to practice law.

(2) To assist the Supreme Court with these responsibilities, the Supreme Court hereby establishes a procedure for the creation and operation of advisory committees; the adoption, repeal and amendment of rules of procedure and evidence; rules regulating judges pro tempore and retired judges; rules governing the practice of law and other matters within the constitutional authority of the Supreme Court.