New General Schedule for Your Input

Rebekkah Shaw Records Management

As part of the General Schedule Update Project, the Utah State Archives is proposing two new schedules for your consideration. We would like these to be submitted to the State Records Committee’s March 12th meeting.

This schedule is for legal counsel requested by governmental entities, not records which would be part of a specific case file.

Schedule & Description Retention Existing Schedules Comments/Citations
-Legal Counsel Records-

These are legal interpretations given by attorneys at the request of governmental entities asking for guidance in enforcing, obeying, and/or interpretation of the law.

Retain until administrative need ends and then destroy.

MUN 15-4, 15-11,
CNT 12-7,

SG 1-5,

Utah Code 17-18a-503 (2014) says “The civil counsel shall prepare a legal opinion in writing to a county officer on matters relating to the duties of the respective officer’s office.”

Utah Code 67-5-15 (2014) Client governmental entity has the record copy (if they have a copy at all), not the Attorney General’s Office.