Rule 14-416. Lawyers on active status not practicing law in Utah; Lawyers on active status engaged in full-time volunteer work in remote locations.

(a) A lawyer on active status who is not engaged in the practice of law in Utah may, file and attach to his or her Utah Certificate of Compliance evidence showing that the lawyer has met the Utah MCLE requirements in Rule 14-404 with CLE courses accredited in the state in which the lawyer resides and practices. This may include certificates of compliance, certificates of attendance or other information indicating the identity of the accrediting jurisdiction.

(a)(1)The lawyer must attach to his or her Utah Certificate of Compliance a copy of the memberís Certificate of Compliance with the MCLE requirements from that jurisdiction together with evidence that the member has completed a minimum of three hours of accredited ethics or professional responsibility. One of the three hours of ethics or professional responsibility must be in the area of professionalism and civility.

(a)(2) If the lawyer lives in a jurisdiction where there is not a CLE requirement, the lawyer must comply with the Utah CLE requirements or place his or her license on inactive status.

(b) Upon application by a lawyer on active status, the Board may grant a waiver of the MCLE requirements of Rule 14-404 and issue a certificate of exemption if the lawyer:

(b)(1) resides in a remote location outside of Utah where audio or video presentations or computer interactive telephonic programs sufficient to allow the lawyer to participate in CLE credit hours are not reasonably available to the lawyer; and

(b)(2) is engaged in full-time volunteer work for a religious or charitable organization.

Effective May 1, 2016.