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Rule 14-404. Active statuslawyers: MCLE, NLTP, admission on motion, multi-state compliance reciprocity,house counsel and UBE requirements; MCLE requirements for ParalegalPractitioners.

(a) Active status lawyers.Each active status lawyer admitted to practice in Utah must complete, duringeach Compliance Cycle, a minimum of 12 hours of Accredited CLE, as follows:

(a)(1) at least six hours ofthe CLE must be Live CLE, which may include any combination of In-person CLE,Remote Group CLE, or Verified E-CLE;

(a)(2) the remaining sixhours of CLE may include Self-study CLE or Live CLE;

(a)(3) the 12 hours of CLEmust include a minimum of one hour of Ethics CLE and one hour ofProfessionalism and Civility CLE.

(b)(1) Lawyers or paralegalpractitioners on inactive status are not subject to the requirements of thisrule, or (for lawyers) the NLTP requirements.

(b)(2) Lawyers on activestatus who reside in Utah and who are subject to the NLTP under Rule 14-808must complete the NLTP requirements before the end of the Compliance Cycle thatbegins after the lawyer is admitted to practice in Utah.

(b)(3) NLTP. A lawyer who isobligated to and who successfully fulfills the requirements of the NLTP willreceive 12 Accredited Live CLE hours for the Compliance Cycle during which thelawyer completes the NLTP requirements.

(b)(4) NLTP Mentor. A mentorfor a lawyer described in subsection (b)(3) will receive 12 Accredited Live CLEhours for the Compliance Cycle during which the lawyer described in subsection(b)(3) successfully fulfills the NLTP requirements.

(b)(5) New Lawyer EthicsProgram. New lawyers are required to attend the New Lawyer Ethics Program. Thisprogram satisfies the Ethics CLE requirement and the Professionalism andCivility CLE requirement for the Compliance Cycle during which the new lawyercompletes the NLTP requirements.

(c) Admission on motion. Alawyer who is admitted on motion shall comply with subsection (a) during theCompliance Cycle that begins after the lawyer is admitted on motion.

(d) Multi-State ReciprocityCompliance. An active lawyer or paralegal practitioner who practices in aMulti-State Compliance Reciprocity State (Idaho, Oregon, or Washington) mayelect to meet the CLE requirements in that other state and use that state?s CLEcompliance as compliance in Utah by filing a ?Comity Certificate? for Utah CLEcompliance.

(e)(1) House Counsellawyers. House Counsel lawyers must pay the designated filing fee and file withthe MCLE Board by July 31 of each year a House Counsel Certificate signed bythe jurisdiction where House Counsel maintains an active license evidencingthat the lawyer has completed the hours of continuing legal education requiredof active lawyers in the jurisdiction where House Counsel is licensed.

(e)(2) A House Counsel lawyermust complete 12 hours of Accredited CLE each Compliance Cycle, to include onehour of Ethics CLE and one hour of Professionalism and Civility CLE, if: thejurisdiction where the lawyer maintains an active license does not have a CLErequirement; or the lawyer complies in a jurisdiction where CLE isself-reporting and the jurisdiction does not sign the House CounselCertificate. At least six of the twelve hours must be Live CLE.

(f) UBE Applicants. A lawyerwho gains admission by transferring a UBE score and has less than two years oflegal practice shall comply with the New Lawyer Training Program during theCompliance Cycle that begins after the lawyer gains admission. A lawyer whogains admission by transferring a UBE score, has less than two years of legalpractice, and receives a waiver of the New Lawyer Training Program because thelawyer lives out of the state, shall comply with subsection (a) during theCompliance Cycle that begins after the lawyer gains admission. A lawyer whogains admission by transferring a UBE score and who has at least two years oflegal practice shall comply with subsection (a) during the Compliance Cyclethat begins after the lawyer gains admission.

(g) Out-of-state CLEactivities. CLE Accreditation may be awarded for out-of-state CLE that theBoard determines meets standards in furthering a lawyer?s or paralegalpractitioner?s legal education. The Board determines whether to Accredit theCLE and, if Accredited, the number of hours of credit to allow for such CLE.

(h) A lawyer?s or paralegalpractitioner?s application for Accreditation of CLE must be submitted inwriting to the Board if the activity has not been previously Accredited for CLEcredit in Utah.

(i) Programs and topicsfocused on advertising legal services will be denied Accreditation, except tothe extent they deal with the ethical restrictions concerning advertising.

(j) State judges, federaljudges, federal magistrates, court commissioners, active senior judges, andactive justice court judges, both full and part time, meet CLE requirementsthrough the Administrative Office of the Courts.

(k) Paralegal practitioners.Each paralegal practitioner licensed in Utah must complete, during eachCompliance Cycle, a minimum of 6 hours of Accredited CLE, as follows:

(k)(1) at least three hoursof the CLE must be Live CLE, which may include any combination of In-personCLE, Remote Group CLE, or Verified E-CLE;

(k)(2) the remaining threehours of CLE may include Self-study CLE or Live CLE;

(k)(3) the six hours of CLEmust include a minimum of one hour of Ethics CLE and one hour ofProfessionalism and Civility CLE.

Effective May 1, 2021.