Rule 15-416. Limited paralegal practitioner on active status not practicing in Utah; limited paralegal practitioner on active status engaged in full-time volunteer work in remote locations.

(a) A Limited Paralegal Practitioner on active status who is not engaged in practice 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 15-404 with CLE courses accredited in the state in which the Limited Paralegal Practitioner  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 Limited Paralegal Practitioner  must attach to his or her Utah Certificate of Compliance a copy of the Limited Paralegal Practitioner’s  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  Limited Paralegal Practitioner lives in a jurisdiction where there is not a CLE requirement, the Limited Paralegal Practitioner must comply with the Utah CLE requirements or place his or her license on inactive status.

(b) Upon application by a Limited Paralegal Practitioner on active status, the Board may grant a waiver of the MCLE requirements of Rule 15-404 and issue a certificate of exemption if the Limited 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 Limited Paralegal Practitioner to participate in CLE credit hours are not reasonably available to the Limited Paralegal Practitioner; and

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

 

Effective November 1, 2018