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Rule14-102. Regulating thepractice of law.

(a) Vested authority.

(1) TheSupreme Court?by its constitutional power?authorizes and designates the Bar toadminister rules and regulations that govern the practice of law in Utah,including regulating licensed paralegal practitioners. All persons authorizedto practice law in Utah must be licensed by the Bar in accordance with thischapter and Chapter 15 of the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice.

(2) TheSupreme Court recognizes a compelling state interest in using the Bar to assistthe Court in governing admission to the practice of law and improving thequality of legal services in the state. The requirements imposed, thedelegations made, and the authority granted to the Bar provide the best ways topromote these compelling state interests and there are no less restrictivealternatives available to achieve those results.

(b) Responsibilities of the Bar.The Bar?s purposes, duties, and responsibilities include:

(1) advancing the administration of justice according to law;

(2) aiding the courts in the administration of justice;

(3) regulating the admission of persons seeking to practice law;

(4) fostering and maintaining integrity, learning competence,public service, and high standards of conduct among those practicing law;

(5) representing the Bar before legislative, administrative, andjudicial bodies;

(6) preventing the unauthorized practice of law;

(7) promoting professionalism, competence, and excellencethrough continuing legal education and other means;

(8) providing a service to the public, the judicial system, andBar members;

(9) educating the public about the rule of law andresponsibilities under the law; and

(10) assistingBar members in improving the quality and efficiency of their practice.

(c) Qualifications.This chapter prescribes the qualifications, duties, and obligations of lawyers,foreign legal consultants, and licensed paralegal practitioners licensed topractice law in Utah. The Supreme Court is responsible for disciplining a Barmember or licensed paralegal practitioner.

(d) Licensurerequired. Suspended or disbarred persons may not practice law in Utah orhold themselves out as able to practice law in Utah. A person may only practicelaw in Utah if that person is:

(1) a licensedlawyer and an active Bar member in good standing;

(2) an inactive member in good standingproviding pro bono legal services for or on behalf of a legal servicesorganization approved by the Bar upon meeting certification and performancestandards, conditions, and rules established by the Board;

(3) a foreignlegal consultant licensed by the Bar; or

(4) a licensedparalegal practitioner and an active licensee of the Bar in good standing.

Effective December 15, 2020