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UCJA Rule 14-413 (Code of Judicial Administration)

 

Rule 14-413. CLE Accreditation for qualified audio and video presentations, webcasts, computer interactive telephonic programs, writing, lecturing, teaching, public service, and live attendance.
Rule printed on September 28, 2022 at 10:53 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 5/1/2021

(a) Self-Study CLE Credit will be allowed for Accredited audio and video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs, writing, lecturing, teaching, and service in accordance with the following.

(a)(1) One hour of Self-Study CLE credit will be allowed for viewing and/or listening to 60 minutes of audio or video presentations, webcasts, or computer interactive telephonic programs in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).

(a)(2) Upon application to the Board, the Board may grant a waiver, permitting a lawyer or paralegal practitioner on active status to obtain all required hours of credit through Self-Study CLE, if the lawyer or paralegal practitioner:

(a)(2)(A) does not reside in Utah; and

(a)(2)(B) is engaged in full-time volunteer work for a religious or charitable organization.

(b) Self-Study CLE is allowed for writing and publishing an article in a legal periodical in accordance with the following.

(b)(1) To be eligible for any credit, an article must:

(b)(1)(A) be written to address a lawyer audience;

(b)(1)(B) be at least 3,000 words in length;

(b)(1)(C) be published by a recognized publisher of legal material; and

(b)(1)(D) not be used in conjunction with a seminar.

(b)(2) Three Self-Study credit hours will be allowed for each 3,000 words in the article. An application for Accreditation of the article must be submitted at least 30 days prior to reporting the article for credit. Two or more authors may share credit obtained pursuant to this paragraph in proportion to their contribution to the article.

(c) Self-Study credit is allowed for lecturing in an Accredited CLE program, part-time teaching by a lawyer or paralegal practitioner in an approved law school, or delivering a paper or speech on a professional subject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyers, paralegal practitioners, legal assistants, or law students in accordance with the following.

(c)(1) Lecturers in an Accredited CLE program and part-time teachers may receive three hours of Self-Study credit for each hour spent in lecturing or teaching as provided in Rule 14-409(a)(1), including participation in panel discussions.

(c)(2) Lecturers in a community outreach capacity, as described in Rule 14-409(a)(2), may receive one hour of Self-Study credit for each hour spent in lecturing or teaching provided such CLE credit does not exceed four hours for a Compliance Cycle for a lawyer or two hours for a Compliance Cycle for a paralegal practitioner.

(d) Full-time law school faculty members may receive Self-Study CLE credit for lecturing and teaching, including participating as a presenter in a panel discussion, but only for lecturing and teaching Accredited CLE courses.

(e) Credit is allowed for Live CLE in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).

(e)(1) A lawyer must obtain a minimum of six Accredited CLE hours, with no maximum restriction, through Live CLE.

(e)(2) A paralegal practitioner must obtain a minimum of three Accredited CLE hours, with no maximum restriction, through Live CLE.

(f) The total of all hours allowable under paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this rule may not exceed six hours during a Compliance Cycle for a lawyer, nor three hours during a Compliance Cycle for a paralegal practitioner.


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