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Rule 14-506

Rule 14-506. Jurisdiction.

(a) Persons practicing law. Thepersons subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and theOPC include any lawyer admitted to practice law in Utah, any lawyer admittedbut currently not properly licensed to practice in Utah, any formerly admittedlawyer with respect to acts committed while admitted to practice in Utah orwith respect to acts subsequent thereto which amount to the practice of law orconstitute a violation of any rule promulgated, adopted, or approved by theSupreme Court or any other disciplinary authority where the attorney waslicensed to practice or was practicing law at the time of the allegedviolation, any lawyer specially admitted by a court of Utah for a particularproceeding, and any other person not admitted in Utah who practices law or whorenders or offers to render any legal services in Utah.

(b) Incumbent and sittingjudges. Incumbent and sitting judges are subject to the jurisdiction of OPConly for conduct that occurred prior to the taking of office.

(c) Former judges. A formerjudge who has resumed the status of a lawyer is subject to the jurisdiction ofthe Supreme Court not only for conduct as a lawyer but also for misconduct thatoccurred while the lawyer was a judge and would have been grounds for lawyerdiscipline provided that the misconduct was not the subject of a judicialdisciplinary proceeding as to which there has been a final determination by theSupreme Court.

(d) Part-time judges. Part-timejudges, while in office, are subject to lawyer disciplinary and disabilityproceedings for acts outside their judicial capacity.