Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 27411

District Court (Eighth District : Duchesne County) Civil registers of action

Dates: 1915-1986.

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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.

Arrangement

Numerical by case number, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

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.

Custody History

The books in this series were transferred to the State Archives by the court in April 2010.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Jim Kichas in April 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Each register contains an alphabetical index at the beginning of the volume.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1915-1920 1-464
1 2 1921-1925 465-912
2 3 1925-1931 913-1412
2 4 1931-1940 1413-1910
3 5 1940-1945 1911-2132
3 6 1945-1950 2133-2624
4 7 1950-1956 2625-3124
4 8 1956-1961 3125-3624
5 9 1961-1966 3625-4128
5 10 1966-1971 4129-4632
6 11 1971-1974 4633-5136
6 12 1974-1975 5137-5640
7 13 1975-1977 5641-6144
7 14 1977-1978 6145-6648
8 15 1978-1980 6649-7151
8 16 1980-1982 7152-7633
9 17 1982-1984 7634-84CV13D
9 18 1984-1985 84CV14D-85CV2790
10 19 1985-1986 85CV280D-86CV191D