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Rule 14-102. Regulation of the practiceof law.

(a) Vesting of authority.

(a)(1) Under the powervested to it by the Constitution of Utah, the Supreme Court hereby authorizesand designates the Bar to administer rules and regulations which govern the practiceof law in Utah, including legal representation by Licensed ParalegalPractitioners.? All persons authorized topractice law in Utah shall be licensed by the Bar in accordance with thischapter and Chapter 15 of the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice.

(a)(2) The Supreme Courtrecognizes a compelling state interest in its use of the Bar to assist theCourt in governing admission to the practice of law, the conduct and disciplineof persons admitted to practice law, and to improve the quality of legalservices in the state. The Court also finds that the requirements imposed, thedelegations made and the authority granted to the Bar provide the best ways topromote these compelling state interests and that there are no less restrictivealternatives available to achieve those results.

(b) Responsibilities of theBar. Purposes, duties and responsibilities of the Bar include, but are notlimited to, the following:

(b)(1) toadvance the administration of justice according to law;

(b)(2) toaid the courts in carrying on the administration of justice;

(b)(3) toregulate the admission of persons seeking to practice law;

(b)(4) toregulate the licensing of Licensed Paralegal Practitioners;

(b)(5) toprovide for the regulation and discipline of persons practicing law;

(b)(6) tofoster and to maintain integrity, learning competence, public service and highstandards of conduct among those practicing law;

(b)(7) torepresent the Bar before legislative, administrative and judicial bodies;

(b)(8) toprevent the unauthorized practice of law;

(b)(9) topromote professionalism, competence and excellence in those practicing lawthrough continuing legal education and by other means;

(b)(10) toprovide service to the public, to the judicial system and to members of theBar;

(b)(11) toeducate the public about the rule of law and their responsibilities under thelaw; and

(b)(12) to assist members ofthe Bar in improving the quality and efficiency of their practice.

(c) Qualifications. Thequalifications of lawyers and foreign legal consultants for admission topractice law in Utah, the licensing qualifications for Licensed ParalegalPractitioners, the duties, obligations and the grounds for discipline ofmembers, and Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, and the method of establishingsuch grounds, subject to the right of this Supreme Court to discipline a memberadmitted to the Bar or a Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, shall be asprescribed in this chapter.

(d) Licensure required. Noperson shall practice law in Utah or hold himself or herself out as one who maypractice law in Utah unless he or she has been admitted and is an active memberof the Bar in good standing or is an inactive member in good standing providingpro bono legal services for or on behalf of a legal services organizationapproved by the Bar upon meeting certification and performance standards,conditions, and rules established by the Board, or has been licensed by the Baras a foreign legal consultant. No suspended or disbarred lawyer or foreign legalconsultant shall practice law in Utah or hold himselfor herself out as one who may practice law in Utah while suspended ordisbarred.

(e) Licensure Required forLicensed Paralegal Practitioners.? Noperson shall practice as a Licensed Paralegal Practitioners or hold him orherself out as one who is a Licensed Paralegal Practitioners unless he or shehas been licensed as a Licensed Paralegal Practitioners and is an activelicensee of the Bar and in good standing.?No delicensed Licensed Paralegal Practitioner shall practice law in Utahor hold him or herself out as one who may practice law in Utah while suspendedor delicensed.

Effective November 1,2018