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Important MCLE Compliance Information

Important MCLE Compliance Information

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021 CLE Compliance Reporting Period

The Supreme Court authorized the Board to suspend the traditional live in-person credit requirement for lawyers reporting in 2021, allowing all required CLE to be fulfilled with online self-study with audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs. The CLE requirement is 24 hours of accredited CLE, to include 2 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. Lawyers will have through June 30, 2021 to complete required CLE hours without paying late filing fees and will have through July 31, 2021 to file Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Lawyers that comply with the 2021 reporting period will be required to change from a two-year CLE reporting period to an annual CLE reporting period.

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 CLE Compliance Reporting Period

The CLE requirement is 12 hours of accredited CLE, to include 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. At least 6 hours must be live CLE, which may include any combination of the following:

  • In-person CLE means CLE presented in a classroom setting where the lawyer or paralegal practitioner is in the same room as the presenter.
  • Remote Group CLE means CLE sponsored or cosponsored by the Bar, that is presented from a location in Utah, via a live streaming audiovisual presentation, to another location in Utah were the lawyer is present.
  • Verified E-CLE means CLE presented via a computer program or over the Internet where active participation by the lawyer in the CLE is verified by responding to scenarios during the CLE or answering knowledge-based questions during or after presentation of the CLE.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please contact the MCLE office at 801-531-9077 or MCLEstaff@utahbar.org.

UTAH SUPREME COURT CREATES LEGAL REGULATORY REFORM SANDBOX PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THE DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

2019-2020 Annual Report

July eBulletin

In this edition: | The Best of Times and the Worst of Times| Supreme Court Seeks Executive Director for Office of Legal Innovation |  Well-Being Byte: What is “Being Present,” and How Can it Boost Your Well-Being| Online Licensing Process Begins for Attorneys Practicing in Utah |  Big Change in CLE Requirements as Compliance Moves to Yearly Cycle |

Utah Bar Journal

May / June 2021: Candidates  2021 Utah State Bar Elections |  President’s Message  We’ve Come A (Little) Way, Baby. by Heather Farnsworth |Views from the Bench  Silver Linings of the Pandemic by The Honorable Gregory K. Orme| and much more…

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (“WCLP”) is a coalition of lawyers, judges, law school representatives, and mental health and science professionals. Co-chaired by Justice Paige Petersen and attorney Cara Tangaro, the WCLP is committed to improving well-being for Utah’s legal practitioners and to offering information, resources, and actionable, evidence-based recommendations. To learn more and to access these resources, visit the WCLP’s newly launched website.

Important MCLE Compliance Information

Important MCLE Compliance Information

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021 CLE Compliance Reporting Period

The Supreme Court authorized the Board to suspend the traditional live in-person credit requirement for lawyers reporting in 2021, allowing all required CLE to be fulfilled with online self-study with audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs. The CLE requirement is 24 hours of accredited CLE, to include 2 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. Lawyers will have through June 30, 2021 to complete required CLE hours without paying late filing fees and will have through July 31, 2021 to file Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Lawyers that comply with the 2021 reporting period will be required to change from a two-year CLE reporting period to an annual CLE reporting period.

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 CLE Compliance Reporting Period

The CLE requirement is 12 hours of accredited CLE, to include 1 hour of legal ethics and 1 hour of professionalism and civility. At least 6 hours must be live CLE, which may include any combination of the following:

  • In-person CLE means CLE presented in a classroom setting where the lawyer or paralegal practitioner is in the same room as the presenter.
  • Remote Group CLE means CLE sponsored or cosponsored by the Bar, that is presented from a location in Utah, via a live streaming audiovisual presentation, to another location in Utah were the lawyer is present.
  • Verified E-CLE means CLE presented via a computer program or over the Internet where active participation by the lawyer in the CLE is verified by responding to scenarios during the CLE or answering knowledge-based questions during or after presentation of the CLE.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this announcement, please contact the MCLE office at 801-531-9077 or MCLEstaff@utahbar.org.

UTAH SUPREME COURT CREATES LEGAL REGULATORY REFORM SANDBOX PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THE DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE

2019-2020 Annual Report

July eBulletin

In this edition: | The Best of Times and the Worst of Times| Supreme Court Seeks Executive Director for Office of Legal Innovation |  Well-Being Byte: What is “Being Present,” and How Can it Boost Your Well-Being| Online Licensing Process Begins for Attorneys Practicing in Utah |  Big Change in CLE Requirements as Compliance Moves to Yearly Cycle |

Utah Bar Journal

May / June 2021: Candidates  2021 Utah State Bar Elections |  President’s Message  We’ve Come A (Little) Way, Baby. by Heather Farnsworth |Views from the Bench  Silver Linings of the Pandemic by The Honorable Gregory K. Orme| and much more…

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (“WCLP”) is a coalition of lawyers, judges, law school representatives, and mental health and science professionals. Co-chaired by Justice Paige Petersen and attorney Cara Tangaro, the WCLP is committed to improving well-being for Utah’s legal practitioners and to offering information, resources, and actionable, evidence-based recommendations. To learn more and to access these resources, visit the WCLP’s newly launched website.

Practice Portal

Simply log in to your Practice Portal and get things done. Register for CLE, keep your contact information up to date, monitor and complete regulatory requirements, volunteer for public services, and more.

Membership Directory

A master listing of all licensed Utah attorneys both past and current along with license status and contact information.

CLE Schedules

Utah attorneys can log in to review and register for upcoming CLE opportunities.

Well-Being

The Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession (WCLP) was created in 2019 to advance the recommendations of The Utah Task Force on Lawyer & Judge Well-Being.

THE UTAH STATE BAR VISION

Attorneys creating a justice system that is understood, valued, respected and accessible to all.

Public Resources

For the public.

Find a Lawyer

The Utah State Bar created LicensedLawyer.org to connect you with the lawyer best suited for your needs. You can search for attorneys by legal category, legal needs, attorney name, or cost.

Modest Means Referral

As part of the Bar's Affordable Attorneys for All initiative, the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program helps Utahns with modest earnings find a lawyer offering discounted rates to match their incomes.

Pro Bono Assistance

Making the law accessible to all means connecting lawyers with people regardless of financial status. Find free clinics in your city or access the legal assistance database to search by type of law or location.

Consumer Assistance Program

The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is unique among the Utah State Bar programs in that it provides fairly quick and non-invasive assistance to both consumers and attorneys involved in minor conflict with each other.

Volunteer

Lend a learned hand.

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I think the first duty of society is justice.

The Utah State Bar believes in serving the public and legal profession with excellence and, in turn, having a substantial impact on the world in which we live. Striving for excellence includes volunteering time and expertise to those who are otherwise unable to access the law due to financial circumstances. The American Bar Association states that a lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico legal services a year. We at the Utah State Bar want to help you achieve excellence in your profession and community. That’s why we provide tools to connect you in the legal profession to individuals

who will benefit from your pro bono services. As you volunteer in your community, you make a substantial impact by simply doing good while reinforcing the idea that this is truly a profession that cares about the community. We have the capacity to unbundle services and take on piece of work. Very manageable, effective pro bono service without having to commit whole life to it.

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