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Rule 14-411. Board accreditation of non-approved sponsor courses.

The Board in its discretionmay accredit CLE courses or activities offered by non-approved sponsors if theymeet the following standards.

(a) The course must be ofintellectual or practical content and, where appropriate, should include anethics or professional responsibility component.

(b) The course or activitymust contribute directly to a lawyer's professional competence or skills, orthe lawyer's professional ethical obligations.

(c) Course or activityleaders or lecturers must have the necessary practical or academic skills toconduct the course effectively.

(d) Prior to or during thecourse or activity, each attendee must be provided with written or electronic course materials of a quality and quantity which indicate that adequate time has been devotedto preparation and which areof value to lawyers in their practice of the law. One-hour courses oractivities meet this requirement by providing an outline of the course or activity'scontent.

(e) The course or activitymust be presented in an appropriate setting.

(f) The course or activity must be madeavailable to lawyers throughout the state unless the sponsor demonstrates tothe satisfaction of the Board that there is good reason to limitavailability.

(g) A sponsor or attendee must submit toall reasonable requests for information related to the course or activity.

(h) A sponsor or attendee must submit awritten request for accreditation on an approved form within 60 days prior to or following the courseor activity. Sponsors who wish to advertise a course or activity as beingaccredited must submit a request for approval at least 60 days prior to theevent.

(i) The sponsor must submit the registration list in anapproved format and CLE fees if applicable within 30 days following thepresentation of a course.

EffectiveMay 1, 2016.