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Rule 14-414. Certificate of compliance; filing, late, and reinstatement fees;suspension; reinstatement.

(a)Certificate of compliance. On or before July 31 of alternate years, each lawyersubject to MCLE requirements must file a Certificate of Compliance with theBoard, appropriately evidencing the lawyer?s completion of accredited CLEcourses or activities ending the preceding 30th day of June. The Certificate ofCompliance must include the title of programs or the audio or videopresentation, computer interactive webcast,telephonic program attended, viewed orlistened to; the sponsoring entity; the number of hours in actual attendance ateach program or the number of hours of such audio or video presentation; andother information as the Board requires.

(b)Filing fees, late fees and reinstatement fees.

(b)(1)Each lawyer shall pay a filing fee in the amount of $15 at the time of filingthe Certificate of Compliance under paragraph (a).

(b)(2)Any lawyer who fails to complete the MCLE requirement by the June 30 deadline,or fails to file by the July 31 deadline will beassessed a $100 late fee.

(b)(3)Lawyers who fail to comply with the MCLE requirements but who file within areasonable time, as determined by the Board and who are subject to anadministrative suspension pursuant to Rule 14-415 willbe assessed, inaddition to the late fee, a $200 reinstatement fee and a $500 feeif the failure to comply is a repeat violation within the past 5 years.

(c)Maintaining proof of compliance. Each lawyer will maintainproof to substantiate the information provided on the filedCertificate of Compliance. The proof may contain, but is not limited to,certificates of completion or attendance from sponsors, certificates fromcourse leaders, or materials related to credit. The lawyer must retain thisproof for a period of four years from the end of the period for which theCertificate of Compliance is filed. Proof must be submitted to the Board uponwritten request.

(d)Failure to provide proof of compliance; rebuttable presumption. Failure by thelawyer to produce proof of compliance within 15 days after written request bythe Board constitutes a rebuttable presumption that the lawyer has not compliedwith the MCLE requirements for the applicable time period.

(e)Verification period. The Board may, at any time within four years after the Certificate of Compliance has beenfiled, commence verification proceedings to determine a lawyer?scompliance with this article.

EffectiveMay 1, 2016.