Rule 20A. Discovery in non-delinquency proceedings.

(a) Scope of discovery. The scope of discovery is governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 26(b)(1). Unless ordered by the court, no discovery obligation may be imposed upon a minor.

(b) Disclosures. Within 14 days of the answer, a party shall, without awaiting a discovery request, make reasonable efforts to provide to other parties information necessary to support its claims or defenses, unless solely for impeachment or unless the identity of a person is protected by statute, identifying the subjects of the information. The party shall inform the other party of the existence of such records.

(c) Depositions upon oral questions. After the filing of the answer, a party may take the testimony of any person, including a party, by deposition upon oral question without leave of the court. Depositions shall be conducted pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 30. The record of the deposition shall be prepared pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 30(f) except the deponent will have seven days to review the transcript or recording under Utah R. Civ. P. 30(e). The use of depositions in court proceedings shall be governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 32.

(d) Interrogatories. After the filing of the answer, interrogatories may be used pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 33 except all answers shall be served within 14 days after service of the interrogatories.

(e) Production of documents and things. After the filing of the answer, requests for production of documents may be used pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 34 except all responses shall be served within 14 days after service of the requests.

(f) Physical and mental examination of persons. Physical and mental examinations may be conducted pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 35.

(g) Requests for admission. Except as modified in this paragraph, requests for admission may be used pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 36. The matter shall be deemed admitted unless, within 14 days after service of the request, the party to whom the request is directed serves upon the requesting party a written answer or objection addressed to the matter, signed by the party or by his attorney. Upon a showing of good cause, any matter deemed admitted may be withdrawn or amended upon the court's own motion or the motion of any party. Requests for admission can be served anytime following the filing of the answer.

(h) Experts.

(h)(1) Adjudication trials. Any person who has been identified as an expert whose opinions may be presented at the adjudication trial must be disclosed by the party intending to present the witness at least ten days prior to the trial or hearing unless modified by the court. If ordered by the court, a summary of the proposed testimony signed by the party or the party's attorney shall be filed at the same time.

(h)(2) Termination of parental rights trials. Any person who has been identified as an expert whose opinions may be presented at the termination of parental rights trial must be disclosed by the party intending to present the witness at least thirty days prior to the trial or hearing unless modified by the court. Unless an expert report has been provided, a summary of the proposed testimony signed by the party or the party's attorney shall be filed at the same time.

(h)(3) A party may not present the testimony of an expert witness without complying with this paragraph (h) unless the court determines that good cause existed for the failure to disclose or to provide the summary of proposed testimony.

(i) Protective orders. Any party or person from whom discovery is sought may request a protective order pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P.37(b).

(j) Supplementation of responses. Parties have a duty to supplement responses and disclosures pursuant to Utah R. Civ. P. 26(d).

(k) Failure to cooperate in discovery. As applicable, failure to cooperate with discovery shall be governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 37.

(l) No discovery can be taken that will interfere with the statutorily imposed time frames.

(m) Subpoenas are governed by Utah R. Civ. P. 45.