Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Program

PLEASE NOTE:

FOR THE INITIAL LPP APPLICATION AND EXAM PERIOD ONLY

THE APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 March 1, 2019: Application Steps available on Bar’s website

April 1, 2019: Complete application available on Bar’s website

June 1, 2019: Application Deadline

June 2-15, 2019: Applications accepted with $50 late fee*

June 16 – July 1, 2019: Applications accepted with $100 late fee*

Absolutely no applications or submissions will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2019

August 6, 2019: Administration of first Utah LPP Examinations

 

*Please note these late fees will be waived ONLY for submission of proof that the applicant has successfully completed the requisite LPP courses.

LPP Course Registration Links

Licensed Paralegal Practitioner

Rule 14-802 of the Rules Governing the Utah State Bar creates an exception to the authorization to practice law for an LPP. The exception permits an LPP to assist a client only in the practice areas for which the LPP is licensed. The rule limits an LPP’s possible practice areas to:

  • Specific family law matters, such as temporary separation, divorce, parentage, cohabitant abuse, civil stalking, custody and support, or name change;
  • Forcible entry and detainer; and
  • Debt collection matters in which the dollar amount at issue does not exceed the statutory limit for small claims cases.

Rule 14-802 also enumerates permissible actions for LPPs within the practice areas. Under this rule, an LPP may:

  • Enter into a contractual relationship with a natural person (LPPs cannot represent corporations);
  • Interview a client to determine the client’s needs and goals;
  • Assist a client with completing approved forms and obtaining documents to support those forms;
  • Review documents of another party and explain those documents to a client;
  • Inform, counsel, assist and advocate for a client in a mediated negotiation;
  • Complete a settlement agreement, sign the form and serve the written settlement agreement;
  • Communicate with another party or the party’s representative regarding the relevant forms and matters; and
  • Explain to a client the court’s order and how it affects the client’s rights and obligations.
  • LPP Admissions


    Carrie
    Boren

    P. 801-297-7026