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MCLE Requirements & Fees

CLE Requirements

Active Status Lawyers Complying 2010 and 2011 Requirements – A minimum of 18 hours of accredited CLE which shall include a minimum of 2 hours of accredited ethics or professional responsibility. One of the two hours of ethics or professional responsibility shall be in the area of professionalism and civility. Lawyers on inactive status are not subject to the requirements of this rule.

New Compliance Years:

Even Year Compliance Attorneys
January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Compliance = 18.0 hours
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020
Compliance = 24.0 hours
Odd Year Compliance Attorneys
January 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Compliance = 18.0 hours
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2013
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019
Compliance = 24.0 hours
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
Compliance = 24.0 hours


New Lawyers Admitted Before 2009 CLE Requirement
- (1) attending the mandatory NLCLE ethics seminar which is offered at least annually by the Bar; (2) accruing 12 credit hours of approved live NLCLE courses sponsored by the Bar; (3) accruing 12 credit hours of approved CLE.
(1) can be waived if the lawyer resides out-of-state.
(2) can be fulfilled by self-study credit if the lawyer resides outside of Salt Lake County.

New Lawyers Addmitted After 2009 - New Mandatory Mentor Program

Admission on Motion Before 2009 Requirement - Lawyers must complete and certify no later than six months following the lawyer’s admission that he or she has attended at least 15 hours of NLCLE on Utah practice and procedure and ethics requirements as follows. (1) Nine credit hours must be comprised of NLCLE courses (2) Six credit hours must be comprised of the professional ethics course presented in OPC’s ethics school. Twelve of the 15 hours may be completed through self-study through the Bar’s online CLE system. The above 15 hours will apply towards the 24 hours required per two-year compliance period.

Admission on Motion After 2009 Requirement - Lawyers must complete and certify no later than six months following the lawyer’s admission that he or she has attended at least 15 hours CLE procedure and ethics requirements as follows. (1) Nine credit hours must be comprised of CLE courses (2) Six credit hours must be comprised of the professional ethics course presented in OPC’s ethics school. Twelve of the 15 hours may be completed through self-study through the Bar’s online CLE system. The above 15 hours will apply towards the 24 hours required per two-year compliance period.

CLE Compliance Fees

  • $15.00 – Filing Fee
    CLE hours must be completed by December 31, 2008 and filed no later than January 31, 2009.
  • $100.00 Late Filing Fee
    CLE hours that are completed after December 31, 2008 or filed after January 31, 2009.
  • $200.00 – Reinstatement Fee
    Plus an additional $500.00 fee if the need for reinstatement is a repeat violation within the past five years.

 


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