(a) Permissible Elective CLE credit. Elective CLE credit will be allowed for Accredited audio and video presentations, webcasts, computer interactive programs, writing, lecturing, teaching, and service in accordance with the following.
(1) One hour of Elective CLE credit will be allowed for viewing and/or listening to 60 minutes of audio or video presentations, webcasts, or computer interactive programs in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).
(2) Upon application to the Board, the Board may grant a waiver, permitting a lawyer or paralegal practitioner on active status to obtain all required hours of credit through Elective CLE, if the lawyer or paralegal practitioner:
(A) does not reside in Utah; and
(B) is engaged in full-time volunteer work for a religious or charitable organization.
(b) Writing and publishing an article. Elective CLE is allowed for writing and publishing an article in a legal periodical in accordance with the following.
(1) To be eligible for any credit, an article must:
(A) be written to address a lawyer audience;
(B) be at least 3,000 words in length;
(C) be published by a recognized publisher of legal material; and
(D) not be used in conjunction with a seminar.
(2) Three Elective CLE credit hours will be allowed for each 3,000 words in the article. An application for Accreditation of the article must be submitted at least 30 days prior to reporting the article for credit. Two or more authors may share credit obtained pursuant to this paragraph in proportion to their contribution to the article.
(c) Lecturing, teaching, or delivering a paper or speech at a meeting. Elective CLE credit is allowed for lecturing in an Accredited CLE program, part-time teaching by a lawyer or paralegal practitioner in an approved law school, or delivering a paper or speech on a professional subject at a meeting primarily attended by lawyers, paralegal practitioners, legal assistants, or law students in accordance with the following.
(1) Lecturers in an Accredited CLE program and part-time teachers may receive three hours of Elective CLE credit for each hour spent in lecturing or teaching as provided in Rule 14-409(a)(1), including participation in panel discussions.
(2) Lecturers in a community outreach capacity, as described in Rule 14-409(a)(2), may receive one hour of Elective CLE credit for each hour spent in lecturing or teaching provided such CLE credit does not exceed four hours for a Compliance Cycle for a lawyer or two hours for a Compliance Cycle for a paralegal practitioner.
(d) Full-time law school faculty members. Full-time law school faculty members may receive Elective CLE credit for lecturing and teaching, including participating as a presenter in a panel discussion, but only for lecturing and teaching Accredited CLE courses.
(e) Minimum Credit hours of Verified CLE. Credit is allowed for Verified CLE in accordance with Rule 14-408(a).
(1) A lawyer must obtain a minimum of six Accredited CLE hours, with no maximum restriction, through Verified CLE.
(2) A paralegal practitioner must obtain a minimum of three Accredited CLE hours, with no maximum restriction, through Verified CLE.
(f) Total allowable hours. The total of all hours allowable under paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this rule may not exceed six hours during a Compliance Cycle for a lawyer, nor three hours during a Compliance Cycle for a paralegal practitioner.