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Rule 14-712

Rule 14-712.Qualifications for admission based on UBE.

(a)Timing of application and admission. An application may be filed at any time.Processing of the application and the character and fitness investigationrequire a minimum of four months to complete.

(b)UBE score transferability. An Applicant who has taken and completed the UBE ina single administration in a jurisdiction other than Utah may transfer the UBE score by filing anapplication provided:

(b)(1)the Applicant meets all the requirements of Rule14-703 or Rule 14-704;

(b)(2)the Applicant has not been denied by any jurisdictionon character and fitness grounds;

(b)(3)the UBE score is 270 or above; and

(b)(4)the Bar receives the Applicant?s UBE score no laterthan nine months after the filing of the application. To transfer a UBE score,an Applicant must send a written transfer request, along with the prescribedfee, to the NCBE.

(c)Time limitations on transferability. The transferability of the UBE score willbe subject to the following time limitations:

(c)(1)the UBE score is transferable for all Applicants onlyif the application is filed within 24 months of the administration of the UBEin which the passing score was earned;

(c)(2)the UBE may be transferable for up to five years from the administration of theUBE in which the passing score was earned if the Attorney Applicant can proveby clear and convincing evidence that she or he has been admitted to a U.S.state, territory, or the District of Columbia and has been Actively engaged inthe Full-time Practice of Law as defined in Rule 14-701(b), (t) and (ff) for at least one-half of the time period since thescore was earned.(d) Utahlegal education requirement. Applicants who gain admission bytransferring a UBE score and who have less than two years of legal practicemust complete the New Lawyer Training Program as outlined in Rules 14-404 and14-808.

(d)(1)Those Applicants who gain admission by transferring a UBE score that have twoor more years of legal practice shall complete and certify no later than sixmonths following the Applicant?s admission that she or he has attended at least15 hours of continuing legal education on Utah practice and procedure andethics and civility requirements.

(d)(2) The Board may by regulation specify the number of therequired 15 hours that must be in particular areas of practice, procedure,ethics and civility. Included in this mandatory 15 hours is attendance at theBar?s OPC ethics school.

Effective Date May 1, 2016