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Rule 15-411. Board accreditation ofnon-approved sponsor courses.

TheBoard in its discretion may accredit CLE courses or activities offered bynon-approved sponsors if they meet the following standards.

(a)The course must be of intellectual or practical content and, where appropriate,should include an ethics or professional responsibility component.

(b)The course or activity must contribute directly to a Licensed ParalegalPractitioner?s professional competence or skills, or the Licensed ParalegalPractitioner?s professional ethical obligations.

(c)Course or activity leaders or lecturers must have the necessary practical oracademic skills to conduct the course effectively.

(d)Prior to or during the course or activity, each attendee must be provided withwritten or electronic course materials of a quality and quantitywhich indicate that adequate time has been devoted to preparation andwhich are of value to Licensed Paralegal Practitioners in their practice of thelaw. One-hour courses or activities meet this requirement by providing anoutline of the course or activity's content.

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

(f) The course or activity must be made available toLicensed Paralegal Practitioners throughout the state unless the sponsordemonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that there is good reason tolimit availability.

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

(h) A sponsor or attendee must submit a writtenrequest for accreditation on an approved form within 60 days prior to orfollowing the course or activity. Sponsors who wish to advertise a course oractivity as being accredited must submit a request for approval at least 60days prior to the event.

(i) Thesponsor must submit the registration list in an approved format and CLE fees ifapplicable within 30 days following the presentation of a course.

 

Effective November 1, 2018