Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association
Establishment, Rules and By-Laws
Section 1: This program shall be sponsored by the Utah Prosecution Council "UPC" and shall be known as the Utah Prosecutorial Assistants Association or "UPAA"
Section 1: The purpose of UPAA is to:
- Enhance the quality of prosecution in the state.
- Provide advice, resources and materials for training of governmental legal office and prosecution office support staff members.
- Provide forum, opportunity and encouragement for interoffice and inter-jurisdictional exchange of ideas and information between legal staffs.
- Provide information on prosecution and governmental law office procedures, policies, needs and systems in governmental legal offices.
- Develop team sense for prosecution staff in the criminal process.
- Provide input to the UPC on relevant proposed legislation.
Section 1: Membership in UPAA is open to all employees of a governmental legal office whether governmental employees or employees in the private office of a prosecutor, who are engaged in functions directly related to the prosecutorial function. These include:
- Administrative assistants
- Victim's assistants
- Other prosecutorial staff (non-attorney) personnel
Section 1: BOARD: The Board shall consist of nine members as follows:
- Seven Members
Section 2: APPOINTMENT: When a position on the board becomes vacant (whether by resignation or the expiration of a term) the remaining board members shall make recommendations to the Prosecution Council for the appointment of a new member. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Utah Prosecution Council and shall consist of a minimum of one representative from state, county and city prosecution offices from across the state.
Section 3: TERMS: Members of the Board shall serve four (4) years on a staggered or rotating basis.
Section 4: OFFICERS: A the end of the calendar year, the vice-chairperson shall become the chairperson and the remaining members of the board shall elect a new vice-chairperson. At all meetings where the chairperson is not present the vice-chair shall preside.
Section 5: RESIGNATION: Failure to attend three consecutive board meetings without prior notice shall constitute voluntary resignation from the board by that member.
Section 1: These Rules and By-Laws may be amended by the UPAA Board only so long as the amendments are not inconsistent with the mission and statues governing the Utah Prosecution Council.
Section 2: Amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote of all UPAA board members.
Section 1: The Board shall establish procedures and standards certifying Prosecutorial Assistants.
Section 2: The Board shall establish procedures and standards to maintain an active certification for Prosecutorial Assistants.
ADOPTED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council this 9th day of April, 1997.
Signed by Christopher G. Davis, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council AMENDED by a unanimous vote of the Utah Prosecution Council
this __________ day of _________________, 1999.
Mark DeCaria, Chairman of the Utah Prosecution Council