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Rule 14-409. Self-studycategories of Accredited CLE defined.

(a) Lecturing, teaching,panel discussions and community outreach.

(a)(1) Lawyers or paralegalpractitioners who lecture in an Accredited CLE program will receive Self-Studycredit for three hours for each hour spent lecturing, including participatingas a presenter in a panel discussion. No lecturing or teaching credit isavailable for preparation time.

(a)(2) Lawyers or paralegalpractitioners who lecture in a community outreach capacity may receiveSelf-Study credit for each hour spent lecturing to groups of 5 or morenon-lawyers and non-paralegal practitioners for the purpose of educating anon-lawyer and non-paralegal practitioner audience about legal topics.Community outreach may include, but is not limited to, a lecture made by alawyer or paralegal practitioner about the lawyer?s or paralegal practitioner?sdeliberation on legal subject matter as an elected or appointed member of apublic policy making body that is created by statute or constitution and alecture by a lawyer or a paralegal practitioner about the structure ofGovernment, the Utah Constitution, the U.S. Constitution or any legislation ofeither the Utah Legislature or U.S. Congress. Such community outreachlecturing, however, must be referenced in an agenda or outline formatidentifying: the body to whom the lecture is presented; the date, hour, andduration of the lecture; and the topics covered. Community outreach lecturingon legal subjects by a lawyer is eligible for a maximum of four hours ofAccredited Self-Study credit for a Compliance Cycle. Community outreachlecturing on legal subjects by a paralegal practitioner is eligible for amaximum of two hours of Accredited Self-Study credit for a Compliance Cycle.

(b) Final publishedbrochure, outline, or agenda. The Board will determine the number of Self-StudyCLE hours available for a program based on the final published brochure,outline, or agenda, as appropriate.

(c) Equivalent CLE creditfor certain Self-Study CLE. Subject to the Board?s determination, the Board mayallow equivalent credit for such CLE that furthers the purpose of this articleand qualifies for equivalency. Such equivalent CLE may include, but is notlimited to, viewing Accredited CLE audio and video and webcast presentations,computer interactive telephonic programs, writing and publishing an article ina legal periodical, part-time teaching by a lawyer or paralegal practitioner inan approved law school, or delivering a paper or speech on a professionalsubject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyers, paralegal practitioners,legal assistants, or law students. The number of hours of credit allowed forsuch activities and the procedures for obtaining equivalent credit will bedetermined specifically by the Board for each instance.

Comment:

An example of communityoutreach that would qualify for Self-Study CLE credit under subsection (a)(2)is a presentation made by a Legislator to a group of non-lawyers andnon-paralegal practitioners about the Legislator?s service on a public policymaking body.

Effective May 1, 2021.