Utah Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal Education
Proposals to move Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Rules from Chapter 14, Article 4 to Chapter 11 in a new Article 6; to repeal Chapter 14, Article 4; to then renumber rules referenced in new Article 6; Moving the article from the chapter entitled “Rules Governing the Utah State Bar, to the chapter entitled “General Provisions.” will help to clarify the common misunderstanding of who is responsible for the requirements of legal education. The change will be a good step to help lawyers distinguish the responsibility of the Court from the activities of the Bar.
Article 6; to clarify Board governance and make duties more transparent; The current rule does not include “the Director” in the definitions. Including the description will help to clarify that the Director is appointed by the Court and is supervised by the Board.
Finalize instruction included in professionalism and civility; and confirm the requirements for Well-being CLE.
Expanding the definition of accredited “Professionalism and civility CLE” to include instruction on Well-being, teaching time and law practice management; incorporating the term “substance use disorder” and permitting learning about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Increasing the time period from six months to twelve months that lawyers and paralegal practitioners may remain on inactive status without complying the annual CLE requirements to ensure that they are completing the hours of required CLE.
Technical amendments to clarify that the total number of Board members is ten, excluding any additional emeritus members; and to formalize that a quorum for taking action is six.