Rule14-404. Active status lawyers: MCLE, NLTP, admission on motion, multi-statecompliance reciprocity, house counsel and UBE requirements.
(a)Active status lawyers. Commencing with calendar year 2012, each lawyer admittedto practice in Utah must complete, duringeach two fiscal year period (July 1 through June 30), a minimum of 24 hours of Utahaccredited CLE which must include a minimumof three hours of accredited ethics or professional responsibility. One of thethree hours of ethics or professional responsibility must be in the area ofprofessionalism and civility. Lawyers on inactive status are not subject to therequirements of this rule, or the NLTP requirements.
(a)(1)Lawyers on active status who reside in Utah and who are subject to the NLTPunder Rule 14-808 must complete the NLTP requirements before the end of theirfirst compliance cycle.
(b)(1)New Lawyer Ethics Program. New lawyers are required to attend the New LawyerEthics Program. This program satisfies the ethics requirement for the newlawyer?s first compliance cycle.
(c)(1)Nine credit hours must be comprised of accredited CLE courses on Utah practiceand procedure.
(c)(2)Six credit hours must be comprised of the professional ethics course presentedin OPC?s ethics school.
(c)(3)Twelve of the 15 hours may be completed through self-study through the Bar?sonline CLE system. The 15 hours from (c)(1) and (c)(2)will apply towards the 24 hours required per two-year compliance cycle.
(d)Multi-State Reciprocity Compliance. An active lawyer whose principal practiceof law is in a Multi-State Compliance Reciprocity State may elect to meet theMCLE requirements in that other state and use that state?s MCLE compliance ascompliance in Utah by filing a ?Comity Certificate? for Utah CLE compliance.
(e)House Counsel lawyers. House Counsel lawyers must pay the designated filing feeand file with the MCLE Board by July 31 of each year a House CounselCertificate signed by the jurisdiction where House Counsel maintains an activelicense evidencing that the lawyer has completed the hours of continuing legaleducation required of active lawyers in the jurisdiction where House Counsel islicensed. House Counsel lawyers that do not have a CLE requirement from thejurisdiction where House Counsel maintains an active license must complete 12hours annually (July 1 ? June 30)?? of Utah approved CLE to include 1 hour oflegal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism/civility.? At least half of thehours must be completed by attending live, in-person CLE.?
(f)UBE Applicants. A lawyer who gains admission by transferring a UBE score andhas less than two years of legal practice will comply with the New LawyerTraining Program.? If the lawyer gains admission by transferring a UBE scoreand has less than two years of legal practice and receives a waiver of the NewLawyer Training Program because the lawyer lives out of the state, the lawyerwill comply with the same rules as admission on motion lawyers.? A lawyer who gainsadmission by transferring a UBE score and has more than 2 years of activepractice will comply with the same rules as admission on motion lawyers.? Theselawyers must pay the designated filing fee and are required to complete andcertify no later than six months following the lawyer?s admission that he orshe has attended at least 15 hours of accredited CLE hours on Utah practice andprocedure and ethics requirements including the OPC?s ethics school.
?(h)Activities that may be regarded as equivalent to state-sponsored self-study
EffectiveMay 1, 2016.