Licensed Paralegal Practitioner Program

March 2020 LPP Examination Application Now Available

March 2020 LPP Exam Application

The application to sit for the March 2020 LPP Examination is available to download. If you have not previously sent your application to the LPP Admissions Office, please make sure to download and complete the March 2020 Application. The application has been updated and any application for the March 2020 exam that is not on the March 2020 exam application form will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you for resubmission.

Please contact the LPP Admissions office at lpp@utahbar.org or (801) 297-7026 if you have any questions.

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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.
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    Carrie
    Boren

    P. 801-297-7026