Rule 14-409. Self-study categories of accredited MCLE defined.

(a) Lecturing, teaching, panel discussions and community outreach.

(1) Lawyers who lecture in an accredited CLE program will receive credit for three hours for each hour spent lecturing. No lecturing or teaching credit is available for participation in a panel discussion or for preparation time.

(2) Lawyers who lecture in a community outreach capacity may receive credit for each hour spent lecturing to groups of 5 or more non-lawyers for the purpose of educating a non-lawyer audience about legal topics. Community outreach may include, but is not limited to a lecture made by a lawyer about the lawyer’s deliberation on legal subject matter as an elected or appointed member of a public policy making body that is created by statute or constitution and a lecture by a lawyer about the structure of Government, the Utah Constitution, the U.S. Constitution or any legislation of either the Utah Legislature or U.S. Congress.  Such community outreach lecturing, however, must be referenced in an agenda or outline format identifying: the body to whom the lecture is presented; the date, hour, and duration of the lecture; and the topics covered. Community outreach lecturing on legal subjects is eligible for a maximum of nine (9) hours of self-study credit for a reporting period. 

(b) Final published course schedule, outline or agenda.  The Board will determine the number of accredited CLE hours available for a program based on the final published course schedule, outline or agenda, as appropriate.

(c) Equivalent CLE credit for certain self-study activities.  Subject to the Board’s determination, the Board will allow equivalent credit for such activities that further the purpose of this article and qualify for equivalency.  Such equivalent activities may include, but are not limited to, viewing approved CLE audio and video and webcast presentations, computer interactive telephonic programs, writing and publishing an article in a legal periodical, part-time teaching by a lawyer in an approved law school, or delivering a paper or speech on a professional subject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyer, legal assistants or law students.  The number of hours of credit allowed for such activities and the procedures for obtaining equivalent credit will be determined specifically by the Board for each instance.


            An example of community outreach that would qualify for CLE credit under subsection (a)(2) is a presentation made by a Legislator to a group of non-lawyers about the Legislator’s service on the public policy making body.


Effective November 1, 2018.