Rule14-705. Admission by motion.
(a) Reciprocal admission. An Applicant iseligible to be admitted by motion if the Applicant meets all the requirementsof this rule. Admission by Motion is not a right; the burden of proof is on theApplicant to establish by clear and convincing evidence that the Applicant:
(a)(1) haspaid the prescribed nonrefundable fee and filed the required CompleteApplication as a Motion Applicant;
(a)(2) is atleast 21 years old;
(a)(3) hasbeen admitted by bar examination to practice law before the highest court of aU.S. state, territory or the District of Columbia;
(a)(4) holds aFirst Professional Degree in law from an Approved Law School;
(a)(5) hassuccessfully passed the MPRE;
(a)(6) has demonstrated that the U.S.state, territory or the District of Columbia that licenses the Applicantreciprocally allows the admission of licensed Utah lawyers under terms andconditions similar to those set forth in this rule;
(a)(7) has been Actively licensed andlawfully engaged in the Full-time Practice of Law as defined in Rule 14-701 inthe reciprocal jurisdiction(s) where licensed for 60 of the 84 monthsimmediately preceding the date the application for admission is filed. For ?purposes of admission under this rule and ?with the exception of lawyers licensed in Utahas House Counsel, any time practicing at an office located in Utah will not becounted as time practicing in a reciprocal jurisdiction;
(a)(8) is amember in good standing in all jurisdictions where currently admitted;
(a)(9) has a proven record of ethical,civil, and professional behavior and has never been disbarred or resigned withdiscipline pending, or their equivalent, in any jurisdiction and is notcurrently subject to lawyer discipline or the subject of a pending disciplinarymatter; and
(a)(10) is of goodmoral character and satisfies the requirements of Rule 14-708.? (b) ?Application form and content. The Board may require additional proof of anyfacts stated in the application. If the Applicant fails or refuses to furnishany information or proof, or to answer any Board inquiry pertinent to thepending application, the Board may deny the application without hearing.
(c) Timing of application and admission. Anapplication may be filed at any time but the Applicant must be able todemonstrate that the Applicant satisfies the requirements of this rule as ofthe date the application is filed. Processing of the application and thecharacter and fitness investigation require a minimum of four months tocomplete.
(c)(1) An Applicant not eligible foradmission pursuant to this rule may qualify for admission as an AttorneyApplicant pursuant to Rule 14-704.
(c)(2) Upon approval the Applicant mustcomply with Rule 14-716 concerning licensing and enrollment fees.
(d) Practice pending admission. Onlypersons who are active, Bar licensees in good standing may engage in thepractice of law in Utah. However, a Motion Applicant with a pending Barapplication may be eligible to practice for a limited period upon satisfactionof all the requirements of Rule 14-809 and receipt of a Practice PendingAdmission Certificate.
Effective November12, 2020