Rule 8A. Emergency relief.

(a) Emergency relief; exception. Emergency relief is any relief sought within a time period shorter than specified by otherwise applicable rules.

(b) Content of petition. A party seeking emergency relief shall file with the appellate court a petition for emergency relief containing the following:

(b)(1) a specification of the order from which relief is sought;

(b)(2) a copy of any written order at issue;

(b)(3) a specific and clear statement of the relief sought;

(b)(4) a statement of the factual and legal grounds entitling the party to relief;

(b)(5) a statement of the facts justifying emergency action; and

(b)(6) a certificate that all papers filed with the court have been served upon all parties by overnight mail, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission.

The petition shall not exceed fifteen pages, exclusive of any addendum containing statutes, rules, regulations, or portions of the record necessary to decide the matter.

(c) Service in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases. Any petition filed by a defendant in a criminal case originally charged as a felony or by a juvenile in a delinquency proceeding shall be served on the Appeals Division of the Office of the Utah Attorney General.

(d) Response; no reply. Any party may file a response to the petition within three days after service of the petition or whatever shorter time the appellate court may fix. The response shall not exceed fifteen pages, exclusive of any addendum containing statutes, rules, regulations, or portions of the record necessary to decide the matter. No reply shall be permitted. No petition shall be granted before the response period expires.

(e) Form of papers and number of copies. Papers filed pursuant to this rule shall comply with the requirements of Rule 23(f).

(f) Hearing. A hearing on the petition will be granted only in exceptional circumstances. No petition for emergency relief will be heard without the presence of an adverse party except on a showing that the party (1) was served with reasonable notice of the hearing, and (2) cannot be reached by telephone.

(g) Power of a single justice or judge to entertain petitions. A single justice or judge may act upon a petition for emergency relief to the extent permitted by Rule 19(d) where the relief sought is an extraordinary writ and by Rule 23(e) in all other cases.