Courts in Utah
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The courts in Utah include the state court system and two federal courts.
The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Utah. There are eight judicial districts and 71 district judges in Utah. 
The juvenile courts have special jurisdiction over persons younger than 18. They deal with cases involving child abuse or neglect, parental rights, crimes committed by a youth and some of the more serious traffic offenses committed by youths. The juvenile courts have the same power as the district courts in juvenile matters.
The justice courts are trial courts with local jurisdiction. Some justice court judges are county judges, some are municipal judges and some serve in both capacities. The courts handle cases involving class B and C misdemeanors, violations of city or county ordinances and small claims. 
Appeals from these federal courts are heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
- Utah State Courts
- Utah Courts, "Press Release: Survey Reveals High Level of Satisfaction with Access & Fairness in Utah's Courts," October 25, 2011