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Rule 15-412.Presumptively approved sponsors; presumptive MCLE accreditation.

(a)The Board may designate an individual or organization as a presumptivelyapproved sponsor of Accredited CLE courses or activities if they meet thefollowing standards:

(a)(1)The sponsor must be either an approved law school, an Approved paralegaleducation program, or an organization engaged in CLEthat has, during the three years immediately preceding its application,sponsored at least six separate courses that comply with the requirements forindividual course accreditation under Rule 15-411. Status as a presumptivelyapproved sponsor is subject to periodic review.

(a)(2)Presumptively approved sponsors are required to pay annual presumptive fees.

(a)(3)Within 60 days prior to offering a course, the sponsor must indicate on aBoard-approved form that the course satisfies the provisions of Rule 15-411.The sponsor should also submit a copy of the brochure or outline describing thecourse, a description of the method or manner of presentation, and, ifspecifically requested by the Board, a set of materials.

(a)(4)The sponsor must submit the registration list in an approved format, and CLEfees if applicable within 30 days following the presentation of a course.

(a)(5)The sponsor must make its courses available to all Licensed Paralegal Practitioners? throughoutthe state, unless it can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board thatthere is good reason to limit the availability.

(a)(6)The sponsor must submit to all reasonable requests for information and complywith this article.

(b)Denial of presumptively approved sponsor status. Notwithstanding a sponsor'scompliance with paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(6), the Board may denydesignation as a presumptively approved sponsor if the Board finds there isjust cause for denial.

(c) Revocation of presumptive approval.The Board may audit any sponsor having presumptive approval and may revoke thepresumptive approval if it determines that the sponsor is offering, as accredited,courses which do not satisfy the standards established under Rule 15-411.


Effective November 1, 2018