Category: USB14-0405

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 (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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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar

Petition. Petition for modification of rules governing mandatory continuing legal education. To adjust the MCLE compliance periods to conform to the Utah State Bar’s licensing renewal periods.
USB 14-0404. Active status lawyers: MCLE, NLTP and admission on motion requirements. Amend. Approved effective January 1, 2009 as an expedited amendment under Rule 11-101(6)(F). Subject to change after the comment period.
USB 14-0414. Certificate of compliance; filing, late, and reinstatement fees; suspension; reinstatement. Amend. Approved effective January 1, 2009 as an expedited amendment under Rule 11-101(6)(F). Subject to change after the comment period.
USB 14-0405. MCLE requirements for lawyers on inactive status. Amend. Change date for MCLE compliance. Approved effective January 1, 2009.
USB 14-0406. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active military duty. Amend. Change date for MCLE compliance. Approved effective January 1, 2009.
USB 14-0407. MCLE requirements for lawyers on active emeritus status. Amend. Change date for MCLE compliance. Approved effective January 1, 2009.
USB 14-0720. Qualifications for admission of house counsel applicants. Amend. Change date for MCLE compliance. Approved effective January 1, 2009.
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