Rule 15-502. Definitions.
As used in this article:
(a) "Bar" means the Utah State Bar;
(b) "Board" means the Board of Commissioners of the Utah State Bar;
(c) "Committee" means the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court;
(d) "complainant" means the person who files an informal complaint or the OPC when the OPC determines to open an investigation based on information it has received;
(e) "formal complaint" means a complaint filed in the district court alleging misconduct by a licensed paralegal practitioner or seeking the transfer of a licensed paralegal practitioner to disability status;
(f) "informal complaint" means any written, notarized allegation of misconduct by or incapacity of a licensed paralegal practitioner which also contains a verification attesting to the accuracy of the information provided;
(g) “Lawyer Rule” or “Lawyer Rules” means the rules of Lawyer Discipline and Disability in Chapter 14, Article 5 of the Rules of Professional Practice of the Supreme Court.
(h) "NOIC" means Notice of Informal Complaint sent to the respondent after a preliminary investigation;
(i) "OPC" means the Bar's Office of Professional Conduct;
(j) "OPC counsel" means senior counsel and any assistant counsel employed to assist senior counsel;
(k) "respondent" means a licensed paralegal practitioner subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Utah Supreme Court against whom an informal or formal complaint has been filed;
(l) "Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct" means the rules in Article 12, Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct;
(m) “Rule” means, except where indicated otherwise, one of the rules of Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Discipline and Disability;
(n) "screening panel" means members of the Committee who participate in hearings and make determinations under Rule 15-503;
(o) "senior counsel" means the lawyer appointed by the Board to manage the OPC; and
(p) "Supreme Court" means the Utah Supreme Court.
Effective November 1, 2018