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Rule 14-705

Rule14-705. Admission by Motion.

(a) Reciprocal admission. An Applicant is eligible to beadmitted by motion if the Applicant meets all the requirements of this rule.Admission by Motion is not a right; the burden of proof is on the Applicant toestablish by clear and convincing evidence that she or he:

(a)(1) has paid the prescribednonrefundable fee and filed the required Complete Application as a MotionApplicant;

(a)(2) is at least 21 years old;

(a)(3) has been admitted by barexamination to practice law before the highest court of a U.S. state, territory or the District of Columbia;

(a)(4) holds a First ProfessionalDegree in law from an Approved Law School;

(a)(5) has successfully passed theMPRE;

(a)(6) has demonstrated that the U.S. state, territory orthe District of Columbia that licenses the Applicant reciprocally allows theadmission of licensed Utah lawyers under terms and conditions similar to thoseset forth in this rule;

(a)(7) has been Actively licensed and lawfully engaged inthe Full-time Practice of Law as defined in Rule 14-701(b), (t) and (ff) in the reciprocal jurisdiction(s) where licensed for 60of the 84 months immediately preceding the date of the filing of theapplication for admission. For purposes of admission under this rule, any timepracticing at an office located in Utah will not be counted as time practicingin a reciprocal jurisdiction;

(a)(8) is a member in goodstanding in all jurisdictions where currently admitted;

(a)(9) has a proven record of ethical, civil, and professionalbehavior and has never been disbarred or resigned with discipline pending, ortheir equivalent, in any jurisdiction and is not currently subject to lawyerdiscipline or the subject of a pending disciplinary matter;

(a)(10) is of good moral characterand satisfies the requirements of Rule 14-708;

(b) Continuing legal education requirement. All Applicantsadmitted to practice law pursuant to this rule shall complete and certify nolater than six months following the Applicant's admission that she or he hasattended at least 15 hours of continuing legal education on Utah practice andprocedure and ethics requirements.

(b)(1) The Board may by regulation specify the number ofthe required 15 hours that must be in particular areas of practice, procedure,and ethics. Included in this mandatory 15 hours is attendance at the Bar's OPC ethics school.

?(c) Form and contentof application. The Board may require additional proof of any facts stated inthe application. In the event of the failure or the refusal of the Applicant tofurnish any information or proof, or to answer any inquiry of the Boardpertinent to the pending application, the Board may deny the applicationwithout hearing.

(d) Timing of application and admission. An application maybe filed at any time but the Applicant must be able to demonstrate that she orhe satisfies the requirements of this rule as of the date the application isfiled. Processing of the application and the character and fitnessinvestigation require a minimum of four months to complete.

(d)(1) An Applicant not eligible for admission pursuant tothis rule may qualify for admission as an Attorney Applicant pursuant to Rule14-704.

(d)(2) Upon approval the Applicant must comply with theprovisions of Rule 14-716 concerning licensing and enrollment fees.

Effective Date May 1, 2016