Rule 14-409. Self-study categories of Accredited CLE defined.

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

(a)(1) Lawyers or paralegal practitioners who lecture in an Accredited CLE program will receive Self-Study credit for three hours for each hour spent lecturing, including participating as a presenter in a panel discussion. No lecturing or teaching credit is available for preparation time.

(a)(2) Lawyers or paralegal practitioners who lecture in a community outreach capacity may receive Self-Study credit for each hour spent lecturing to groups of 5 or more non-lawyers and non-paralegal practitioners for the purpose of educating a non-lawyer and non-paralegal practitioner audience about legal topics. Community outreach may include, but is not limited to, a lecture made by a lawyer or paralegal practitioner about the lawyer’s or paralegal practitioner’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 or a paralegal practitioner 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 by a lawyer is eligible for a maximum of four hours of Accredited Self-Study credit for a Compliance Cycle. Community outreach lecturing on legal subjects by a paralegal practitioner is eligible for a maximum of two hours of Accredited Self-Study credit for a Compliance Cycle.

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

(c) Equivalent CLE credit for certain Self-Study CLE. Subject to the Board’s determination, the Board may allow equivalent credit for such CLE that furthers the purpose of this article and qualifies for equivalency. Such equivalent CLE may include, but is not limited to, viewing Accredited 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 or paralegal practitioner in an approved law school, or delivering a paper or speech on a professional subject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyers, paralegal practitioners, 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.

Comment:

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

Effective May 1, 2021.