Category: Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

Rules Governing the State Bar, Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners, and Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct – Effective May 1, 2019

Rules Governing the State Bar

USB14-0802. Authorization to practice law. The amendments to Rule 14-802 clarify that the forms an LPP may use are forms approved by the Judicial Council.

Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

URGLPP15-0510. Prosecution and appeals. The amendment to Rule 15-510 changes a cross reference to Standing Order No.7 to a cross reference to Rule 14-303.

Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct

LPP1.013. Organization as a client. Rule 1.13 is repealed because it governs when an LPP represents an organization as a client and an LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

LPP5.04. Professional independence of a licensed paralegal practitioner.

LPP6.01. Voluntary pro bono legal service.

The amendments to Rules 5.4 and 6.1 remove language that refers to an LPP representing an organization as a client. An LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

Supreme Court Order for USB14-0802

Supreme Court Order for URGLPP15-0510

Supreme Court Order for LPP’s 1.013, 5.04, and 6.01

 

 

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective January 16, 2019

Client – LLP Relationship

The amendments to the comments are to remove references to an organization as a client because an LPP may not represent an organization as a client.

URGLPP1.04. Communication.

URGLPP1.06. Confidentiality of information.

URGLPP1.07. Conflict of interest: current clients.

URGLPP1.08. Conflict of interest: current clients: specific rules.

URGLPP1.09. Duties to former clients.

URGLPP1.017. Sale of licensed paralegal practice.

URGLPP7.02. Advertising.

URGLPP7.03. Solicitation of clients.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners – Effective November 1, 2018

Information About Legal Services

URGLPP7.01. Communications concerning a licensed paralegal practitioner’s services.

URGLPP7.02. Advertising.

URGLPP7.03. Solicitation of clients.

URGLPP7.04. Communication of fields of practice.

URGLPP7.05. Firm names and letterheads.

URGLPP7.06. Reserved.

Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession

URGLPP8.01. Licensing and disciplinary matters.

URGLPP8.02. Judicial officials.

URGLPP8.03. Reporting professional misconduct.

URGLPP8.04. Misconduct.

URGLPP8.05. Disciplinary authority; choice of law.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective November 1, 2018

Firms and Associations

URGLPP5.01. Responsibilities of partners, managers, and supervisory licensed paralegal practitioners.

URGLPP5.02. Responsibilities of a subordinate licensed paralegal practitioner.

URGLPP5.03. Responsibilities regarding non-lawyer and non-licensed paralegal practitioner assistants.

URGLPP5.04. Professional independence of a licensed paralegal practitioner.

URGLPP5.05. Unauthorized practice of law; multijurisdictional practice of law.

URGLPP5.06. Restrictions on right to practice.

URGLPP5.07. Reserved.

Public Service

URGLPP6.01. Voluntary pro bono legal service.

URGLPP6.02. Reserved.

URGLPP6.03. Membership in legal services organization.

URGLPP6.04. Law reform activities affecting client interests.

URGLPP6.05. Nonprofit and court-annexed limited legal services programs.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective November 1, 2018

Counselor

URGLPP2.01. Advisor.

URGLPP2.02. Reserved.

URGLPP2.03. Evaluation for use by third persons.

URGLPP2.04. Reserved.

Advocate

URGLPP3.01. Meritorious claims and contentions.

URGLPP3.02. Reserved.

URGLPP3.03. Candor toward the tribunal.

URGLPP3.04. Fairness to opposing party and counsel.

URGLPP3.05. Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal.

URGLPP3.06. Reserved.

URGLPP3.07. Reserved.

URGLPP3.08. Reserved.

URGLPP3.09. Reserved.

Transactions with Persons Other Than Clients

URGLPP4.01. Truthfulness in statements to others.

URGLPP4.02. Communication with persons represented by counsel.

URGLPP4.03. Dealing with unrepresented person.

URGLPP4.04. Reserved.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective November 1, 2018

Client-LPP Relationship

URGLPP1.00. Terminology.

URGLPP1.01. Competence.

URGLPP1.02. Scope of representation and allocation of authority between client and licensed paralegal practitioner and notice to be displayed.

URGLPP1.03. Diligence.

URGLPP1.04. Communication.

URGLPP1.05. Requirements for written contract and fees.

URGLPP1.06. Confidentiality of information.

URGLPP1.07. Conflict of interest: current clients.

URGLPP1.08. Conflict of interest: current clients: specific rules.

URGLPP1.09. Duties to former clients.

URGLPP1.010. Imputation of conflicts of interest: general rule.

URGLPP1.011. Special conflicts of interest for former and current government employees.

URGLPP1.012. Arbitrator, mediator or other third-party neutral.

URGLPP1.013. Organization as a client.

URGLPP1.014. Client with diminished capacity.

URGLPP1.015. Safekeeping property.

URGLPP1.016. Declining or terminating representation.

URGLPP1.017. Sale of licensed paralegal practice.

URGLPP1.018. Duties to prospective client.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective November 1, 2018

Article 8. Reserved.

Article 9. Reserved. 

Article 10. Reserved. 

Article 11. Resolution of Fee Disputes for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners

URGLPP15-01101. Definitions.

URGLPP15-01102. Purpose and composition of the committee.

URGLPP15-01103. Exclusions.

URGLPP15-01104. Petition; agreement to arbitrate, answer, discovery; and extension.

URGLPP15-01105. Selection of the arbitration panel; additional claims.

URGLPP15-01106. Conduct of the hearing; evidence and civil procedure; right to counsel; right to record hearing; effect of failure to appear; postponements.

URGLPP15-01107. Award; form; service of award; judicial confirmation of award.

URGLPP15-01108. Relief granted by award; accord and satisfaction application to court; confidentiality; enforceability of award; claims of malpractice.

URGLPP15-01109. Ex parte communication between the parties and the panel members.

URGLPP15-01110. Necessary parties.

URGLPP15-01111. Exemption from future testimony and confidentiality of records and information.

URGLPP15-01112. Request and agreement to mediate fee dispute, answer.

URGLPP15-01113. Selection of mediator.

URGLPP15-01114. Matters entitled to mediation.

URGLPP15-01115. Mediation is voluntary.

URGLPP15-01116. Conduct of the mediation.

URGLPP15-01117. Confidentiality.

URGLPP15-01118. Ex parte communications with the mediator.

URGLPP15-01119. Exemption from future testimony.

URGLPP15-01120. Mediation agreement.

Article 12. Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Rules of Professional Conduct

URGLPP Preamble: A Licensed Paralegal Practitioner’s Responsibilities.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Effective November 1, 2018

Article 6. Standards for Imposing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Sanctions

URGLPP15-0601. Definitions.

URGLPP15-0602. Purpose and nature of sanctions.

URGLPP15-0603. Sanctions.

URGLPP15-0604. Factors to be considered in imposing sanctions.

URGLPP15-0605. Imposition of sanctions.

URGLPP15-0606. Prior discipline orders.

URGLPp15-0607. Aggravation and mitigation.

Article 7. Licensing

URGLPP15-0701. Definitions.

URGLPP15-0702. Board – general powers.

URGLPP15-0703. Qualifications for licensure as a licensed paralegal practitioner.

URGLPP15-0704. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0705. Limited Time Waiver.     UPDATE AFTER PUBLIC COMMENT ENDS

URGLPP15-0706. Test accommodations.

URGLPP15-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees.

URGLPP15-0708. Character and fitness.

URGLPP15-0709. Application denial.

URGLPP15-0710. Administration of the paralegal practitioner examination(s).

URGLPP15-0711. Grading and passing the paralegal practitioner examination.

URGLPP15-0712. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0713. Ethics exam.

URGLPP15-0714. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0715. Requests for review.

URGLPP15-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission.

URGLPP15-0717. Relicensure after resignation or delicensure of Utah licensed paralegal practitioners.

URGLPP15-0718. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0719. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0720. Confidentiality.

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Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioners – Effective November 1, 2018

Article 5. Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Discipline and Disability

URGLPP15-0501. Purpose, authority, scope and structure of licensed paralegal practitioner disciplinary and disability proceedings.

URGLPP15-0502. Definitions.

URGLPP15-0503. Ethics and discipline committee.

URGLPP15-0504. OPC counsel.

URGLPP15-0505. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0506. Jurisdiction.

URGLPP15-0507. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0508. Periodic assessment of licensed paralegal practitioners.

URGLPP15-0509. Grounds for discipline.

URGLPP15-0510. Prosecution and appeals

URGLPP15-0511. Proceedings subsequent to finding of probable cause.

URGLPP15-0512. Sanctions.

URGLPP15-0513. Immunity from civil suits.

URGLPP15-0514. Service.

URGLPP15-0515. Access to disciplinary information.

URGLPP15-0516. Dissemination of disciplinary information.

URGLPP15-0517. Additional rules of procedure.

URGLPP15-0518. Interim suspension for threat of harm.

URGLPP15-0519. Licensed paralegal practitioners convicted of a crime.

URGLPP15-0520. Discipline by consent.

URGLPP15-0521. Reserved.

URGLPP15-0522. Reciprocal discipline.

URGLPP15-0523. Proceedings in which licensed paralegal practitioner is declared to be incompetent or alleged to be incapacitated.

URGLPP15-0524. Reinstatement following a suspension of six months or less.

URGLPP15-0525. Reinstatement following a suspension of more than six months; relicensure.

URGLPP15-0526. Notice of disability or suspension; return of clients’ property; refund of unearned fees.

URGLPP15-0527. Appointment of trustee to protect clients’ interest when a licensed paralegal practitioner disappears, dies, is suspended or delicensed, or is transferred to disability status.

URGLPP15-0528. Appeal by complainant.

URGLPP15-0529. Statute of limitations.

URGLPP15-0530. Costs.

URGLPP15-0531. Noncompliance with child support order, child visitation order, subpoena or order relating to paternity or child support proceeding.

URGLPP15-0532. Failure to answer charges.

URGLPP15-0533. Diversion.

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