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Utah Expedited Jury Trials

Utah’s Expedited Jury Trials Act passed in March of 2011 and authorized the Judicial Council to create procedures for a pilot project for expedited jury trials in civil actions. The Expedited Jury Trial Act allows cases to be set for trial more quickly. The trial itself is expedited as well. The pilot program for expedited jury trials is implemented at Utah Rule 4-501. Required and optional agreements and waivers, as well as applicable forms, can be found on the Court’s website. The Administrative Office of the Courts shall present a report on the pilot to the Judiciary Interim Committee no later than September 2016.

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