District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County) Civil registers of action
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
Civil cases document the legal process and the administration of justice in conjunction with civil proceedings for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed. Records and documents pertaining to a particular civil action are filed together by the court clerk and collectively these documents constitute the case file. As these records or actions are filed, the clerk enters them in the registers which comprise this series. The clerk is required as documents enter the case file to make a notation that shows "the nature of each paper filed or writ issued and the substance of each order or judgment of the court and of the returns showing execution of process. The notation of an order or judgment shall show the date the notation is made. When trial by jury has been properly demanded or ordered the clerk shall enter the word 'jury' on the page assigned to that action" [UCA 79 (b) (2)].
A register of actions may contain the following entries for each civil case: name of the attorney for plaintiff and defendant, name of the judge presiding over the case, petitions, complaints, summons, answers to summons, orders from the court, assignment of judges, exhibits, judgment, findings and conclusions, costs, decrees, requests by attorneys for instructions to the jury, verdict, motions for cross complaints or new trials, amendments to previous answers and disclaimers.
Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.
Civil case files from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 6620, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.
Judgment dockets from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 27419, record the date any action was taken on a civil case.
Judgment record books from the District Court (4th). Duchesne County, Series 27420, record the date any action was taken on a civil case.
Miscellaneous register books from the District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County), Series 27423, similarly record the date any action was taken on a civil case.
The books in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the court in April 2010.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is classified as Public.
This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2010.
Indexes: Each register contains an alphabetical index at the beginning of the volume.