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The Utah Judiciary is committed to the open, fair, and efficient administration of justice under the law. Find important information on what to do about your case and where to find help on our Alerts and Information Page due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

El poder judicial de Utah está comprometido a la administración de justicia de una manera abierta, justa y eficiente bajo la ley. En nuestra página Información y alertas encontrará información importante sobre qué hacer en cuanto a su caso y dónde encontrar ayuda debido al impacto del brote de COVID-19.

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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.

Court Reports

Annual Reports

  • Utah Judicial Council Annual Report to the Governor, Chief Justice, and Legislature 2020 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2019 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2018 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2017 - PDF
  • Annual Report to the Community 2016 - PDF

State of the Judiciary Reports

  • 2021 State of the Judiciary Address - PDF | YouTube
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)
  • 2020 State of the Judiciary Address - PDF | Video
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)
  • 2019 State of the Judiciary Address - PDF
    (Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant)

Utah State Court Surveys

Access and Fairness Survey

A fair decision under the law is the cornerstone of the Utah courts. Fairness is just a word if the people cannot access their courts. The Judicial Council remains committed to achieving both access and fairness, and measuring progress towards those goals through the opinions of the people who use the courts.

The Access and Fairness Survey is conducted annually in each district courthouse in the state for one full court day. All court "customers" are asked to take the survey as they leave the courthouse. A customer includes attorneys, litigants and their families and friends, witnesses, victims, social service agency staff, jurors, paralegals and other law office staff, and law enforcement. Not included in the customer category are court staff, court security officers and anyone else who works for the court or in the courthouse.

Public Trust and Confidence Survey

A Public Trust and Confidence Survey was conducted to determine public perceptions of the Utah State Courts. OpinionWorks surveyed 800 Utah households in July and August, 2012, and asked Utahns questions about the public's perception, familiarity, experience, confidence, expectations, and performance of the state courts. The results were compared to a survey conducted in 2006 to gauge changes in the public perception of the court system.

Self-Represented Parties Survey

  • 2006 Survey of Self-Represented Parties in the Utah State Courts - PDF

Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts Report

The Judicial Council Study Committee on the Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts prepared a report which is the culmination of the efforts of the Study Committee on the Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants (the Committee), formed by the Judicial Council in 2011. The Committee was asked to assess the provision of indigent criminal defense services at the trial level in Utah courts and to identify any concerns and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.

To accomplish the Committee's task, the Committee engaged the Sixth Amendment Center to perform a study of Utah's indigent defense systems. Their report provided important information and analysis that was used by the Committee to develop its own findings and recommendations. The Sixth Amendment Center report is an appendix to the Committee's report and can be found through the Sixth Amendment Center's website at http://sixthamendment.org/utah-report/.

  • Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants in Trial Courts Report - PDF

Additional Reports

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.

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