Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26180

District Court (Seventh District : Grand County) Civil registers of action

Dates: 1896-1985.

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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.

Research Note

Book L contains scattered register entries with large gaps between each. There is no indication as to why this book fails to follow the pattern set by every register book preceding it.

Related Records

Civil case files from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 13111, contains the entire case file listed in these registers.

Minute books from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 21846, documents the proceedings of each case.

Civil cases index from the District Court (Seventh District : Grand County), Series 26183, provide an accounting of actions filed for each civil case heard by the court.

Custody History

These books were microfilmed in 2006 as part of the Utah State Archives Millennial Project.

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 July 2010.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Book D is the only register in this series that is self-indexed. The civil case numbers needed to access register entries in this series can be found in series 26183.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL VOLUME DATE DESCRIPTION
1 A 1896-1923 1-272
1 B 1923-1952 273-889
2 C 1952-1957 890-1379
2 D 1957-1961 1380-1857
3 E 1961-1964 1858-2355
3 F 1964-1968 2356-2857
4 G 1968-1973 2858-3355
4 H 1973-1978 3356-3855
5 I 1977-1980 3856-4353
5 J 1980-1982 4354-4824
6 K 1982-1985 4825-5251
6 L 1983-1985 4937-5285