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Rule 15-413. MCLE credit for qualified audio and video presentations;webcasts; computer interactive telephonicprograms; 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 thefollowing.

(a)(1)One hour of self-study credit will be allowed for viewing and/or listening to60 minutes of audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactivetelephonic 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 orvideo presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs. Uponapplication to the Board, the Board may grant a waiver, permitting a LicensedParalegal Practitioner on active status to obtain all required hours of creditthrough 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 religiousor charitable organization.

(b)Credit will be allowed for writing and publishing an article in a legalperiodical 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 ParalegalPractitioner audience;

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

(b)(1)(C)be published by a recognized publisher of legalmaterial; 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. Anapplication for accreditation of the article must be submitted at least 60 daysprior to reporting the activity for credit. Two or more authors may sharecredit obtained pursuant to this paragraph in proportion to their contributionto the article. No more than 6 hours of credit may be obtained through writingand publishing an article or articles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Effective November 1, 2018