Category: USB14-0711

Rules Governing the Utah State Bar – Comment Period Closed July 2, 2020

Reason for changes

Changes to the rules reflect that OPC is now under the supervision of the OPC Oversight Committee. The requirement that attorneys admitted on motion attend the OPC Ethics School has been removed. A definition for “formerly admitted applicant” has been added. In Rule 14-712(c)(1), the time permitted to transfer a UBE score has been extended from 24 to 36 months. Other changes include cleanup of typographical and numbering errors.

USB14-0701. Definitions.

USB14-0705. Admission by motion.

USB14-0707. Application: deadline; withdrawals; postponements and fees.

USB14-0708. Character and fitness.

USB14-0711. Grading and passing of the Bar Examination.

USB14-0712. Qualifications for admission based on UBE.

USB14-0714. Unsuccessful Applicants: disclosure and right of inspection.

USB14-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission.

USB14-0717. Readmission after resignation or disbarment of Utah attorneys.

USB14-0718. Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants.

USB14-0719. Qualifications for admission of House Counsel Applicants.

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Bar Admissions Rules

The following proposals address changes to the Bar admissions rules. The proposed changes are primarily a reorganization of the current rules to make them easier for applicants to understand. Redundant sections of the rules were deleted and consolidated. There also are numerous changes proposed for consistency, form and clarification. Substantive changes include a change in the definition of “Active Practice” in Rule 14-701, the consolidation of all review procedures under Rule 14-715, and changes to timing of motions for admissions, the ceremony and taking of the oath of attorney in Rules 14-707 and 14-716.
USB 14-0701. Definitions. Amend.
USB 14-0703. Qualifications for admission of Student and Foreign Law School Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0704. Qualifications for admission of Attorney Applicants. Amend.
USB 14-0705. Admission by motion. Amend.
USB 14-0706. Test accommodations. Amend.
USB 14-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees. Amend.
USB 14-0708. Character and fitness. Amend.
USB 14-0709. Application denial. Amend.
USB 14-0710. Administration of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0711. Grading and passing of the Bar Exam. Amend.
USB 14-0712. Qualificatons for admission based on UBE. Amend.
USB 14-0715. Bar Examination appeals. Amend.
USB 14-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission. Amend.
USB 14-0717. Readmission after resignation or disbarment of Utah attorneys. Amend.
USB 14-0718. Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants. Amend.
USB 14-0719. Qualifications for admission of House Counsel Applicants. Amend.

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Rules Governing the Utah State Bar

USB 14-0510. Prosecution and appeals. Amend. Allows OPC to refer matters to the Professionalism Counseling Board established pursuant to Supreme Court Standing Order No. 7. Allows OPC to appeal screening panel determinations and recommendations. Authorizes the chair of the Ethics & Discipline Committee to increase a sanction imposed by a screening panel.
USB 14-0515. Access to disciplinary information. Amend. Allows direct communication between OPC, members of the Ethics and Discipline Committee and the Professionalism Counseling Board.

Petition to Adopt the Uniform Bar Exam Substantive and technical amendments to multiple rules to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam in Utah.
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Exhibit E
USB 14-0701. Definitions.
USB 14-0702. Board – general powers.
USB 14-0703. Qualifications for admission of Student and Foreign Law School Applicants.
USB 14-0704. Qualifications for admission of Attorney Applicants.
USB 14-0705. Admission by Motion.
USB 14-0706. Test accommodations.
USB 14-0707. Application; deadlines; withdrawals; postponements and fees.
USB 14-0708. Character and fitness.
USB 14-0709. Application denial.
USB 14-0710. Administration of the Bar Examination.
USB 14-0711. Grading and passing of the Bar Examination.
USB 14-0712. Qualifications for admission based on UBE.
USB 14-0713. MPRE.
USB 14-0714. Unsuccessful Applicants: disclosure and right of inspection.
USB 14-0715. Bar Examination appeals.
USB 14-0716. License fees; enrollment fees; oath and admission.
USB 14-0717. Readmission after resignation or disbarment of Utah attorneys.
USB 14-0718. Licensing of Foreign Legal Consultants. Renumber from 14-805 and amend.
USB 14-0719. Qualifications for admission of House Counsel Applicants. Renumber from 14-720 and amend.
USB 14-0720. Confidentiality. Renumber from 14-719 and amend.
USB 14-0805. Reserved.

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