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Rule 14-414. Certificate ofcompliance; filing, late, and reinstatement fees; suspension; reinstatement.

(a) Certificate ofcompliance. On or before July 31 each year, each lawyer or paralegalpractitioner subject to MCLE requirements must file a Certificate of Compliancewith the Board, appropriately evidencing the lawyer?s or paralegalpractitioner?s completion of Accredited CLE ending the preceding 30th day ofJune. The Certificate of Compliance must include:

(a)(1) the title of theIn-person CLE, Remote Group CLE, Verified E-CLE, or Self-Study CLE, includingthe title of the audio or video presentation, computer interactive webcast, ortelephonic program attended, viewed or listened to;

(a)(2) the name of the CLEprovider;

(a)(3) the type of CLE(In-person CLE, Remote Group CLE, Verified E- CLE, or Self-Study CLE);

(a)(4) for Self-Study CLE, adescription of the self-study material; and

(a)(5) the number of hoursin actual attendance at each In-person CLE, the number of hours in actualattendance at each Remote Group CLE, the minimum actual viewing time of eachVerified E-CLE, and the number of hours of each audio or video presentation;

(a)(6) if any CLE hours arelimited to certain lawyers or paralegal practitioners in accordance with Rule14-411(f), the number of limited hours and an explanation establishingcompliance with that rule; and

(a)(7) other information asthe Board requires.

(b) Filing fees, late feesand reinstatement fees.

(b)(1) Each lawyer orparalegal practitioner shall pay a filing fee in the amount of $10 at the timeof filing the Certificate of Compliance under subsection (a).

(b)(2) Any lawyer orparalegal practitioner who fails to complete the MCLE requirement by the June30 deadline, or fails to file by the July 31 deadline, will be assessed a $100late fee.

(b)(3) Lawyers and paralegalpractitioners who fail to comply with the MCLE requirements and areadministratively suspended under Rule 14-415 will be assessed, in addition tothe filing fee and late fee, a $200 reinstatement fee or, if the failure tocomply is a repeat violation within the past 5 years, a $500 reinstatement fee.

(c) Maintaining proof ofcompliance. Each lawyer or paralegal practitioner will maintain proof tosubstantiate the information provided on the filed Certificate of Compliance.The proof may contain, but is not limited to, certificates of completion orattendance from sponsors, certificates from course leaders, or materialsrelated to credit. The lawyer or paralegal practitioner must retain this prooffor a period of four years from the end of the period for which the Certificateof Compliance is filed. Proof must be submitted to the Board upon writtenrequest.

(d) Failure to provide proofof compliance; rebuttable presumption. Failure by the lawyer or paralegalpractitioner to produce proof of compliance within 15 days after writtenrequest by the Board constitutes a rebuttable presumption that the lawyer orparalegal practitioner has not complied with the MCLE requirements for theapplicable time period.

(e) Verification period. TheBoard may, at any time within four years after the Certificate of Compliancehas been filed, commence verification proceedings to determine a lawyer?s orparalegal practitioner?s compliance with this article.

Effective May 1, 2021.