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Rule 14-102

Rule 14-102. Regulation of thepractice of law.

(a) Vesting of authority.

(a)(1) Under the power vestedto it by the Constitution of Utah, the Supreme Court hereby authorizes anddesignates the Bar to administer rules and regulations which govern the practiceof law in Utah. All persons authorized to practice law in Utah shall belicensed by the Bar in accordance with this chapter.

(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) to advance theadministration of justice according to law;

(b)(2) to aid the courts incarrying on the administration of justice;

(b)(3) to regulate theadmission of persons seeking to practice law;

(b)(4) to provide for theregulation and discipline of persons practicing law;

(b)(5) to foster and tomaintain integrity, learning competence, public service and high standards ofconduct among those practicing law;

(b)(6) to represent the Barbefore legislative, administrative and judicial bodies;

(b)(7) to prevent theunauthorized practice of law;

(b)(8) to promoteprofessionalism, competence and excellence in those practicing law throughcontinuing legal education and by other means;

(b)(9) to provide service tothe public, to the judicial system and to members of the Bar;

(b)(10) to educate the publicabout the rule of law and their responsibilities under the law; and

(b)(11) 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 duties, obligations and the grounds for discipline ofmembers, and the method of establishing such grounds, subject to the right ofthis Supreme Court to discipline a member admitted to the Bar, 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 Bar as aforeign legal consultant. No suspended or disbarred lawyer or foreign legalconsultant shall practice law in Utah or hold himself or herself out as one whomay practice law in Utah while suspended or disbarred.