Rule4-411. Courthouse attire.
Toensure that Utah?s courts are open in accordance with Article 1, Section 11 ofthe Utah Constitution while balancing the need for decorum in court proceedingsand safety of all persons having business in Utah?s courthouses.
Thisrule applies to all Utah justice courts, district courts, juvenile courts, andappellate courts.
Statementof the Rule:
(1) Open courts, personal attire, and judicial officer decision-making.
(1)(b)All courtroom access decisions
(1)(c)With respect to courtroom access decisions based on a person?s attire, the roleof a court bailiff, court security, or court staff
(2) Courthouse security.
(2)(a)Court security personnel may deny access to a courthouse, if a person?s attireraises a legitimate safety or security threat.
(3) Integrity of court proceedings.
(3)(a)A person may be denied access to a courtroom if a judicial officer decides thata person?s attire would:
(3)(b)A judicial officer making a decision to deny access to a courtroom based on thefactors in subsection (3)(a) shall make specificfindings on the record justifying the decision.
(4) Contrary statements.
(4)(b)All statements contrary to this rule shall be removed, including statements expressedin any courthouse, courtroom, website, or policy manual.
Effective November 1,2020