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Rule 15-414. Certificate of compliance;filing, late, and reinstatement fees; suspension; reinstatement.

(a) Certificate of compliance. On orbefore July 31 of alternate years, each Licensed Paralegal Practitioner subjectto MCLE requirements must file a Certificate of Compliance with the Board,appropriately evidencing the Licensed Paralegal Practitioner?s completion ofAccredited CLE courses or activities ending the preceding 30th day of June. TheCertificate of Compliance must include the title of programs or the audio orvideo presentation, computer interactive webcast,telephonic program attended, viewed orlistened to; the sponsoring entity; the number of hours in actual attendance ateach program or the number of hours of such audio or video presentation; andother information as the Board requires.

(b) Filing fees, late fees andreinstatement fees.

(b)(1) Each Licensed ParalegalPractitioner shall pay a filing fee in the amount of $15 at the time of filingthe Certificate of Compliance under paragraph (a).

(b)(2) Any Licensed ParalegalPractitioner who fails to complete the MCLE requirement by the June 30deadline, or fails to file by the July 31 deadline willbe assessed a $100 late fee.

(b)(3) Licensed Paralegal Practitionerswho fail to comply with the MCLE requirements but who file within a reasonabletime, as determined by the Board and who are subject to an administrativesuspension pursuant to Rule 15-415 will be assessed, inaddition to the late fee, a $200 reinstatement fee anda $500 fee if the failure to comply is arepeat violation within the past 5 years.

(c) Maintaining proof of compliance.Each Licensed Paralegal Practitioner will maintainproof to substantiate the information provided on the filed Certificate ofCompliance. The proof may contain, but is not limited to, certificates ofcompletion or attendance from sponsors, certificates from course leaders, ormaterials related to credit. The Licensed Paralegal Practitioner must retainthis proof for a period of four years from the end of the period for which theCertificate of Compliance is filed. Proof must be submitted to the Board uponwritten request.

(d) Failure to provide proof ofcompliance; rebuttable presumption. Failure by the Licensed ParalegalPractitioner to produce proof of compliance within 15 days after writtenrequest by the Board constitutes a rebuttable presumption that the LicensedParalegal Practitioner has not complied with the MCLE requirements for theapplicable time period.

(e) Verification period. The Board may,at any time within four years after the Certificate of Compliance has beenfiled, commence verification proceedings to determine a Licensed ParalegalPractitioner?s compliance with this article.

 

Effective November 1, 2018