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Rule 14-412. Presumptivelyapproved CLE providers; presumptive CLE Accreditation.

(a) The Board may designatean organization as a presumptively approved provider of Accredited CLE if theorganization meets the following standards:

(a)(1) The CLE provider mustbe either an approved law school or an organization engaged in CLE that has,during the three years immediately preceding its application, sponsored atleast six separate CLE courses that comply with the requirements for individualcourse Accreditation under Rule 14-411. Status as a presumptively approved CLEprovider is subject to periodic review.

(a)(2) Presumptivelyapproved CLE providers are required to pay an annual fee.

(a)(3) No later than 30 daysprior to offering a CLE course, the presumptive CLE provider must indicate on aBoard-approved form that the CLE course satisfies the provisions of Rule14-411. The sponsor should also submit a copy of the brochure or outlinedescribing the course, a description of the method or manner of presentation,and, if specifically requested by the Board, a set of materials.

(a)(4) The presumptive CLEprovider must submit the registration list in an approved format, with CLE feesif applicable, within 30 days following the presentation of the CLE course.

(a)(5) The presumptive CLEprovider must make its courses available to all lawyers and paralegalpractitioners throughout the state, unless, subject to 14-411(f), it candemonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that there is good reason to limitthe availability.

(a)(6) The sponsor mustsubmit to all reasonable requests for information and comply with this article.

(b) Denial of presumptiveCLE provider status. Notwithstanding a presumptive CLE provider?s compliancewith paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(6), the Board may deny designation as apresumptive CLE provider if the Board finds there is just cause for denial.

(c) Revocation ofpresumptive approval. The Board may audit any CLE provider having presumptiveapproval and may revoke the presumptive approval if it determines that thepresumptive CLE provider is offering, as Accredited, courses that do notsatisfy the standards established under Rule 14-411.

(d) A presumptive CLEprovider pays an annual fee established by the Board for all CLE provided bythe presumptive CLE provider, except that the presumptive CLE provider must payadditional fees established by the Board if the presumptive CLE providerprovides more than 50 CLE courses per year. A presumptive CLE provider isotherwise exempt from the per CLE application fee.

(e) A presumptive CLEprovider who fails to comply with the deadline described in (a)(4) must pay a$100 late fee.

Effective May 1, 2021.