Rule 14-416. Lawyers on active status not practicing law in Utah; Paralegal Practitioners on active status outside of Utah; Lawyers or paralegal practitioners 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, or a paralegal practitioner on active status who is not engaged in practice in Utah, may file and attach to the lawyer’s or paralegal practitioner’s Utah Certificate of Compliance evidence showing that the lawyer or paralegal practitioner has met the Utah MCLE requirements in Rule 14-404 with CLE courses accredited in the state in which the lawyer or paralegal practitioner resides and practices. This may include CLE transcripts, certificates of compliance, certificates of attendance, or other information indicating the identity of the accrediting jurisdiction.

(a)(1)The lawyer or paralegal practitioner must attach to the lawyer’s or paralegal practitioner’s Utah Certificate of Compliance a copy of the lawyer’s or paralegal practitioner’s CLE transcript from the reciprocal jurisdiction where the lawyer or paralegal practitioner practices, together with evidence that the lawyer or paralegal practitioner has completed a minimum of one hour of Ethics CLE and one hour of Professionalism and Civility CLE.

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

(b)Upon application by a lawyer or paralegal practitioner 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 or paralegal practitioner:

(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 or paralegal practitioner to participate in CLE credit hours are not reasonably available to the lawyer or paralegal practitioner; and

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

Effective May 1, 2021