Rule 15-413. MCLE credit for qualified audio and video presentations; webcasts; computer interactive telephonic programs; writing; lecturing; teaching; live attendance.

(a) Credit will be allowed for self-study with Board accredited audio and video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs in accordance with the following.

(a)(1) One hour of self-study credit will be allowed for viewing and/or listening to 60 minutes of audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs in accordance with Rule 15-408(a).

(a)(2) No more than 6 hours of credit may be obtained through self-study with audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs. Upon application to the Board, the Board may grant a waiver, permitting a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner on active status to obtain all required hours of credit through self-study, if the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner :

(a)(2)(A) does not reside in Utah; and

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

(b) Credit will be allowed for writing and publishing an article in a legal periodical in accordance with the following.

(b)(1) To be eligible for any credit, an article must:

(b)(1)(A) be written to address a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner audience;

(b)(1)(B) be at least 3,000 words in length;

(b)(1)(C) be published by a recognized publisher of legal material; and

(b)(1)(D) not be used in conjunction with a seminar.

(b)(2) Three credit hours will be allowed for each 3,000 words in the article. An application for accreditation of the article must be submitted at least 60 days prior to reporting the activity for credit. Two or more authors may share credit obtained pursuant to this paragraph in proportion to their contribution to the article. No more than 6 hours of credit may be obtained through writing and publishing an article or articles.

(c) Credit will be allowed for lecturing in an Accredited CLE program, part-time teaching by a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner in an approved law school, Approved paralegal education program, or delivering a paper or speech on a professional subject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyers, Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, legal assistants or law students in accordance with the following.

(c)(1) Lecturers in an Accredited CLE program and part-time teachers may receive three hours of credit for each hour spent in lecturing or teaching as provided in Rule 14-408(a).

(c)(2) No lecturing or teaching credit is available for participation in a panel discussion.

(c)(3) No more than 6 hours of credit may be obtained through lecturing and part-time teaching.

(d) Credit will be allowed for lecturing and teaching by full-time law school or Approved paralegal education program faculty members in accordance with the following.

(d)(1) Full-time law school or Approved paralegal education program faculty members may receive credit for lecturing and teaching but only for lecturing and teaching Accredited CLE courses.

(d)(2) No lecturing or teaching credit is available for participation in panel discussions.

(d)(3) No more than 6 hours of credit may be obtained through lecturing and teaching by full-time law school or Approved paralegal education program faculty members.

(e) Credit will be allowed for attendance at an Accredited CLE program in accordance with the following.

(e)(1) Credit is allowed for attendance at an Accredited CLE program in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).

(e)(2) A minimum of 6 CLE hours, with no maximum restriction, must be obtained through attendance at live in-person CLE programs.

(f) The total of all hours allowable under paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this rule may not exceed 6 hours during a reporting period.

(g) No credit is allowed for self-study programs except as expressly permitted under paragraph (a).

 

Effective November 1, 2018