An Administrative Office of the Courts survey conducted last summer shows Utahns have a high level of satisfaction with access and fairness in the state's courthouses.
The Access and Fairness Survey, conducted during June and July, polled people including attorneys, litigants, victims, witnesses and others in each district courthouse in the state for one day. The survey measured views in 20 areas, including ease of parking, safety in courthouses, language barriers, disability accommodation, business hours, the time needed to finish court business, treatment by court staff, and whether their hearing was fair.
In nearly all areas surveyed, 90 percent or more of respondents rated the courts adequate or better on a five-point scale. The highest rated categories related to court security. In answer to the question of whether court security officers treated court patrons with courtesy and respect, 98 percent responded with adequate or better. In response to whether court patrons felt safe in the courthouse, 97 percent responded as adequate or better.