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UCJA Rule 11-551 (Code of Judicial Administration)


Rule 11-551. Circumstances warranting diversion.
Rule printed on December 6, 2022 at 6:08 am. Go to https://www.utcourts.gov/rules for current rules.
Effective: 12/15/2020

(a) Prohibited misconduct. Conduct may only be considered less serious misconduct warranting diversion if it does not result in a suspension or delicensure. Conduct is not ordinarily considered less serious misconduct if any of the following considerations apply:

(1) the misconduct involves the misappropriation of client funds;

(2) the misconduct results in or is likely to result in substantial prejudice to a client or other person, absent adequate provisions for restitution;

(3) the Respondent has been sanctioned in the last three years;

(4) the misconduct is of the same nature as misconduct for which the Respondent has been sanctioned in the last three years;

(5) the misconduct involves dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or misrepresentation;

(6) the misconduct constitutes a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the public; a felony; or a misdemeanor which reflects adversely on the Respondent’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a Lawyer; or

(7) the misconduct is part of a pattern of similar misconduct.

(b) Factors for consideration. The OPC considers these factors in negotiating and executing the diversion contract:

(1) whether in the OPC’s opinion, the presumptive sanction that would be imposed is likely to be no more severe than a public reprimand or private admonition;

(2) whether participating in diversion is likely to improve the Respondent’s future professional conduct and accomplish the goals of Lawyer discipline;

(3) whether aggravating or mitigating factors exist; and

(4) whether diversion was already tried.

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