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Finding Legal Help

You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help. 

Como encontrar ayuda legal

Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.

Guardianship Reporting and Monitoring Program (GRAMP) Court Visitor Resources and Forms

Requesting a Court Visitor

  • Checklist for Request to Assign Court Visitor* - PDF | Word
    • Request to Assign a Court Visitor - PDF | Word
    • Order Assigning Court Visitor to Report on Request to Excuse Respondent from the Hearing - PDF | Word
    • Order Assigning Court Visitor to Report on the Well Being - PDF | Word
    • Order Assigning Court Visitor to Report on an Audit of Court Records - PDF | Word
    • Order Assigning Court Visitor to Report on the Guardian's and Protected Person's Whereabouts - PDF | Word

Volunteer Report Forms

  • Report on Request to Excuse Respondent from the Hearing under Section 75-5-303 - PDF | Word
    • Instructions for reporting on excusing the respondent from the hearing - PDF | Word
  • Report on the Protected Person's Well-being - PDF | Word
    • Instructions for reporting on the protected person's well-being - PDF | Word
  • Report on Auditing Court Records - PDF | Word
    • Instructions for reporting on auditing court records - PDF | Word
    • Letter to Conservator on auditing court records - PDF | Word
      • Sample Questions for Conservator - PDF | Word
    • Letter to Guardian on auditing court records - PDF | Word
      • Sample Questions for the Guardian - PDF | Word
  • Report on Guardian's and Protected Person's Whereabouts - PDF | Word
    • Instructions for reporting on the guardian's and protected person's whereabouts - PDF | Word
    • Letter on Guardian and Protected Person's Whereabouts - PDF | Word
    • Letter on Guardian and Protected Person's Whereabouts (en Español) - PDF | Word

*Once you have filed your request to assign a court visitor, please contact the Volunteer Court Visitor Program. This allows program staff to expedite your request. You may contact the Volunteer Court Visitor Program by email at visitor@utcourts.gov or by calling 801-238-7030 or 801-578-3925.


Volunteer Manuals

  • Orientation Manual - PDF
  • Excusing Respondent from the Hearing - PDF
  • Protected Person's Well-being - PDF
  • Auditing Court Records - PDF
  • Finding Guardian's Whereabouts - PDF
  • Dictionary of Legal and Medical Terms - PDF
  • Summary of Volunteer Court Visitor Involvement in the Appointment of a Guardian - PDF

Volunteer Training

Training will be available for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys who apply to volunteer. Topics covered in the training include information on:

  • guardianship law and court procedures
  • typical physical and mental conditions affecting individuals under guardianship
  • communication techniques with protected persons and guardians
  • overview of problems in guardianships and ways to identify them
  • available community resources
  • instructions on volunteer roles
  • volunteer safety

Administration

  • Volunteer Court Visitor Agreement - PDF
  • Emergency Contact Information - PDF
  • Mileage Reimbursement - PDF
  • Work Report (Online survey of work done on each assignment)
  • Court Visitor Volunteer Background Check Results - PDF | Word
  • Code of Ethics for Court Visitors - PDF

Related Information

The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.


Page Last Modified: 2/2/2018
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