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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Effective November 1, 2018

USB14-0101. Amend. Definitions.

USB14-0102. Amend. Regulation of the practice of law.

USB14-0103. Amend. Organization and management of the Bar.

USB14-0104. Amend. Admission to practice law; qualifications, enrollment, oath, and fees.

USB14-0105. Amend. Conduct of licensed lawyers and judicial officers; complaints, investigations, and discipline.

USB14-0107. Amend. Annual license, fees; disbursements of funds.

USB14-0108. Amend. Issuance of license; form.

USB14-0110. Amend. Active and inactive members of the Bar.

USB14-0111. Amend. Practicing without a license prohibited.

USB14-0112. Amend. Duties of attorneys and counselors at law.

USB14-0201. Amend. Bylaws.

USB14-0203. Amend. License categories.

USB14-0210. Amend. General.

USB14-0403. Amend. Establishment of membership of Board.

USB14-0802. Amend. Authorization to practice law.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Effective November 1, 2018

USB14-0409. Amend. Self-study categories of accredited MCLE defined.  Proposed changes to the rule allow up to nine (9) hours of self-study CLE credit during a compliance period for lawyers who lecture on legal topics in community outreach programs.

USB14-0413. Amend. MCLE credit for qualified audio and visual presentations, webcasts, computer interactive telephonic programs, writing, lecturing’ teaching, live attendance.  Proposed changes to the rule state the hours and types of credit that are allowed for lawyers who lecture on legal topics in community outreach programs.

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Rules Governing the State Bar – Effective May 1, 2018

USB14-0701 Amend. Changes to Rule 14-701 clear up confusion regarding the definition of “bar examination” and make the definition of practice of law consistent with the definition used in 14-802.

USB14-0704 Amend. Change makes the rule consistent with proposed rule 14-809.

USB14-0705 Amend. Change makes the rule consistent with proposed rule 14-809.

USB14-0713 Amend. Change makes the rule consistent with proposed rule 14-809.

USB14-0719 Amend. Change makes the rule consistent with proposed rule 14-809.

USB14-0806 Amend. Change makes the rule consistent with proposed rule 14-809.

USB14-0807 Amend. Changes to Rule 14-807 clarify language that has been a source of confusion for students seeking to practice under the rule.

USB14-0809 New. This new rule will allow lawyers admitted in other jurisdictions, who have submitted an application for admission to the Utah State Bar, to practice law in Utah under supervision while awaiting admission

USB14-0904 Amend. Changes to the rule clarify that any lawyer on whose behalf the Fund for Client Protection makes a payment can be administratively suspended for failure to reimburse the Fund.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Effective May 1, 2017

USB14-0110 Proposed changes to 14-110 allow inactive Bar members to serve of all Bar committees.

USB14-0405 The changes to 14-405 clarify the rule that prohibits lawyers from switching from active to inactive and then back to active again within the same year in order to avoid MCLE compliance.

USB14-0508 Proposed changes to Rule 14-508 requires lawyers who are administratively suspended for three years or more for failure to pay license fees to reapply for re-enrollment.

USB14-0517 Proposed changes to 14-517(f) provide that a Bar a complaint against any lawyer employed by the Bar will be reviewed by the Ethics and Discipline Committee Chair or a special prosecutor rather than by the Office of Professional Conduct.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Effective May 1, 2016

USB14-803 Inactive lawyers providing legal services for legal services organizations; purposes. Amend. The changes to Rule 14-803 expand the scope of the rule to allow inactive Utah attorneys to provide pro bono legal services under the auspices of an approved sponsoring entity without the requirement of a supervising attorney. The rule has also been expanded to allow attorneys admitted in other jurisdictions, who are not admitted in Utah but living in Utah, to provide pro bono legal services under the rule.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar (MCLE Rules) – Effective May 1, 2016

The following proposals address changes to the MCLE rules. The most substantive proposed change allows lawyers to receive up to six hours of live continuing legal education credit for attending live, interactive webcasts that are broadcast from a Utah state courthouse to a Utah state courthouse or from the Law and Justice Center to a Utah state courthouse. The proposals also address the requirements for active Bar members living outside of Utah and practicing in other jurisdictions. The majority of the changes correct grammar and inconsistencies with other Bar rules, as well as provide clarification.

USB 14-0401. Purpose. Amend.

USB 14-0402. Definitions. Amend.

USB 14-0403.  Establishment and Membership of Board. Amend.

USB 14-0404. Active status lawyers: MCLE, NLCLE and admission on motion requirements. Amend.

USB 14-0405. MCLE requirements for lawyers on inactive status. Amend.

USB 14-0406. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active military duty. Amend.

USB 14-0407. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active emeritus status. Amend.

USB 14-0408. Credit hour defined; application for approval. Amend.

USB 14-0409. Self-study categories of accredited MCLE defined. Amend.

USB 14-0410. Accreditation of MCLE; undue hardship and special accreditation. Amend.

USB 14-0411. Board accreditation of non-approved sponsor courses. Amend.

USB 14-0412. Presumptively approved sponsors; presumptive MCLE accreditation. Amend.

USB 14-0413. MCLE credit for qualified audio and video presentations; computer interactive telephonic programs; writing; lecturing; teaching; live attendance. Amend.

USB 14-0414. Certificate of compliance; filing, late, and reinstatement fees; suspension; reinstatement. Amend.

USB 14-0415. Failure to satisfy MCLE requirements; notice; appeal procedures; reinstatement; waivers and extensions; deferrals. Amend.

USB 14-0416. Lawyers on active status not practicing law; certificate of exemption. Amend.

USB 14-0417. Miscellaneous fees and expenses. Amend.

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