Category: -Rules Governing the State Bar

Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Comment Period Closes December 17, 2020

The Supreme Court Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education is proposing changes to the MCLE Rules that govern licensed attorneys.  For more information, please see the attached letter from David Hirschi, Chair MCLE Board.

David Hirschi MCLE Letter

USB14-0401.

USB14-0402.

USB14-0403.

USB14-0404.

USB14-0405.

USB14-0406.

USB14-0407.

USB14-0408.

USB14-0409.

USB14-0410.

USB14-0411.

USB14-0412.

USB14-0413.

USB14-0414.

USB14-0415.

USB14-0416.

USB14-0417.

USB14-0418.

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Rules Governing the State Bar, Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, and Licensed Paralegal Practitioners Rules of Professional Conduct – Comment Period Closed March 8, 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 Rule 1.13 is repealed because it governs when an LPP represents an organization as a client and an LPP may not represent an organization as a client.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 and 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.

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Rules Governing the State Bar – Comment Period Closed February 3, 2019

USB14-0302. Definitions. New. This is part of an effort to codify Standing Order No. 7, which established a program of professionalism counseling for members of the Utah State Bar. This rule provides the definitions used in Rule 14-303.

USB14-0303. Professionalism and Civility Counseling. New. This is part of an effort to codify Standing Order No. 7, which established a program of professionalism counseling for members of the Utah State Bar. This rule provides for the composition of the Professionalism and Civility Counseling Board, the Board’s authority and responsibilities, and the procedures surrounding the submission and resolution of complaints.

USB14-0510. Prosecution and appeals. Amend. Updates references to Standing Order No. 7 to new Rule 14-303.

 

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Rules Governing the State Bar – Comment Period Closed December 16, 2018

USB14-0804. Certification for military legal assistance lawyers. Amend. Updates the standards for military lawyers who are allowed by military and federal law to assist certain persons who can receive military legal assistance.

USB14-0805. Admission for spouse of active military stationed in Utah. New. Allows spouses of servicemen and women who are stationed in Utah to serve as practicing lawyers under certain conditions.

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Rules Governing the State Bar – Comment Period Closed November 10, 2018

USB14-0806. Proposed amendments more accurately describe pro hac vice application requirements. Changes also increase the application fee to the fee equal to the annual licensing fee by paid active members of the Utah State Bar and require pro hac vice admittees to pay an annual renewal fee for each year the pro hac admitee continues to act as counsel in the cause.

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Rules Governing the State Bar and Rules Governing Licensed Paralegal Practitioner – Comment Period Closed May 20, 2018

The proposed rules apply to Licensed Paralegal Practitioners. Rule 14-403 amends the membership of the MCLE Board to permit up to 2 Licensed Paralegal Practitioners to serve on the MCLE Board. Rules 15-401 through 15-417 create continuing education requirements for Licensed Paralegal Practitioners that are similar to the MCLE Rules for attorneys. The rules require 12 hours of continuing education every two years which must include three hours of ethics and professionalism. The licensed paralegal practitioner is required to use the same certification process used by attorneys at the end of the two-year cycle to certify they have attended the appropriate CLE courses.

USB14-0403

RGLPP15-0401

RGLPP15-0402

RGLPP15-0403

RGLPP15-0404

RGLPP15-0405 

RGLPP15-0406 

RGLPP15-0407

RGLPP15-0408

RGLPP15-0409

RGLPP15-0410

RGLPP15-0411

RGLPP15-0412

RGLPP15-0413

RGLPP15-0414

RGLPP15-0415

RGLPP15-0416

RGLPP15-0417

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