Rule 14-402. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "Active emeritus" or "active emeritus lawyer" means a lawyer who has been a member of the Bar for 50 years or who is 75 years of age as of July 1 of the current year and who qualifies for active emeritus status as defined under the Bar's rules, regulations and policies;

(b)  "Active status" or "active status lawyer" means a lawyer who has elected to be on active status as defined under the Bar's rules, regulations and policies; state judges, federal judges and magistrates, court commissioners, active senior judges and active justice court judges, both full and part time, meet CLE requirements through the Administrative office of the Courts;

 (c) "Admission on motion applicant or lawyer" means a lawyer who has applied for reciprocal admission as defined under Rule 14-705 or has been admitted as such;

(d) "Approved law school" means an ABA approved law school as defined under Rule 14-701;

(e) "Bar" means the Utah State Bar;

(f) “Bar Examination” means the Bar Examination as defined in Rules 14-710 and 14-711 and includes the UBE, regardless of where the UBE was taken;

(g) "Board" means the Utah State Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education as set forth in Rule 14-403;

(h) "Board of Bar Commissioners" means the governing board of the Bar;

(i) "Certificate of Compliance" means a written report evidencing a lawyer's completion of accredited CLE as required and defined under Rule 14-414;

(j) "CLE" means continuing legal education;

(j)(1) “Live CLE” means a CLE program presented in a classroom setting where the lawyer is in the same room as the presenter;

(j)(2) “Live Attendance” means in person attendance at a Utah state courthouse where a course is streamed by live audio-visual communication from another Utah state courthouse or from the Law and Justice Center;

(j)(3) “Self-Study CLE Program” means a program presented in a suitable setting where the lawyer can view approved self-study activities;

(k) “Comity Certificate” is a Certificate that is filed to show MCLE compliance with a reciprocal jurisdiction;

(l) “Compliance Cycle”- means the period of 2 years beginning July 1 through June 30;

(m) “Ethics” means standards set by the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct with which a lawyer must comply to remain authorized to practice law in Utah and remain in good standing;

 (n) "Full exam" means all components of the Bar Examination as defined under Rule 14-710;  

(o) “House Counsel” means a lawyer admitted with a restricted House Counsel license as defined in Rule 14-719, which is required and limits his or her practice of law to the business of his or her employer;  

(p) "Inactive status" or "inactive status lawyer" means a lawyer who has elected to be on inactive status as defined under the Bar's rules, regulations and policies;

(q) "MCLE" means mandatory continuing legal education as defined under this article;

(r) “Multi-State Compliance Reciprocity” means Utah has established that MCLE compliance in certain states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington) may be used as MCLE compliance in Utah by an active lawyer whose principal practice is in one of the established reciprocal states;

(s) "New admittee" means a lawyer newly admitted to the Utah State Bar;

(t) “NLTP” means the New Lawyer Training Program as set forth in Rule 14-404 and Rule 14-808;

(u) "Presumptively approved sponsor" means those CLE sponsors or providers who qualify under the standards set forth in Rule 14-412;

(v) "Presumptive CLE accreditation" means those CLE courses or activities that qualify under the standards set forth in Rule 14-412;

(w) “Professionalism and Civility” means conduct consistent with the tenets of the legal profession by which a lawyer demonstrates civility, honesty, integrity, character, fairness, competence, ethical conduct, public service, and respect for the rules of law, the courts, clients, other lawyers, witnesses and unrepresented parties;

(x) "OPC" means the Bar's Office of Professional Conduct;

(y) "OPC ethics school" means the OPC biannual seminar on the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct which provides six CLE credit hours;

(z) "Supreme Court" means the Utah Supreme Court; and

(aa) “UBE Transfers” means applicants who gain admission by transferring a uniform bar exam score;

Effective May 1, 2016.