State Bar News, 0620 UTBJ, Vol. 33, No. 3. 53

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State Bar News

Vol. 33 No. 3 Pg. 53

Utah Bar Journal

June, 2020

May, 2020

MCLE Compliance Update for the 2020 and 2021 Reporting Periods

2020 CLE COMPLIANCE REPORTING PERIOD

On March 12, 2020, the Supreme Court authorized the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal Education "the Board" to suspend the traditional live in-person credit requirement for lawyers reporting in 2020, allowing all required CLE to be fulfilled with online self-study with audio or video presentations, webcasts or computer interactive telephonic programs for the compliance period ending June 30, 2020.

On April 13, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus, the cancellation of in-person CLE courses, and the uncertainty as to when in-person courses may resume, the Supreme Court authorized the Board to extend compliance deadlines for the compliance period ending June 30, 2020. Lawyers will have through September 1, 2020 to complete required CLE hours without paying late filing fees and will have through September 15, 2020 to file Certificate of Compliance reports without paying late filing fees.

2021 CLE COMPLIANCE REPORTING PERIOD

On April 13, 2020, 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 for the compliance period ending June 30, 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Compliance Reporting Period Extension does not apply to the 2021 Compliance Reporting Period.

Bar Thank You

Many attorneys volunteered their time to grade essay answers from the February 2020 Bar exam. The Bar greatly appreciates the contribution made by these individuals. A sincere thank you goes to the following:

Miriam Allred

Mark H. Anderson

Rachel S. Anderson

Nathan Archibald

Mark Astling

P. Bruce Badger

Justin Baer

Megan K. Baker

J. Ray Barrios

Ari Barusch

Blake Bauman

Allison Behjani

David P. Billings

Melinda Birrell

Matt Boley

Sara E. Bouley

Matthew Brahana

Clinton R. Brimhall

Kendra Brown

Elizabeth Butler

Nicholas Caine

Kim S. Colton

Katie Conrad

Victor Copeland

Nicholas W. Cutler

Daniel Daines

Jeffrey Enquist

Nathan Evershed

L. Mark Ferre

Michael Ford

Steve Geary

Alisha Giles

Tony Graf

Michele Halstenrud

Matthew Hansen

David Heinhold

David P. Hirschi

Randy Hunter

Kevin Jeffs

William Jennings

Lloyd R. Jones

Michael Karras

Derek Langton

Tanya Lewis

Gregory E. Lindley

Amy Livingston

Nathan Lyon

Colleen K. Magee

Ryan Marsh

Leonard McGee

Antonio Mejia

Lewis Miller

Douglas M. Monson

Carlos Navarro

Alexis Nelson

Jason Nelson

Kimberly Neville

Jamie Nopper

Kara H. North

Ellen Ostrow

Kerry Owens

Justin Pendleton

Ian Quiel

Rick Robinson

Mark C. Rose

Keven M. Rowe

Scott R. Sabey

Leslie W. Slaugh

Scarlet Smith

James A. Sorenson

Marissa Sowards

Michael Stahler

Alan R. Stewart

Michael Swensen

W. Kevin Tanner

Mark Thornton

Stephen C. Tingey

Axel Trumbo

J. Kelly Walker

Jason Wilcox

Notice of Legislative Positions Taken by Bar and Availability of Rebate

Positions taken by the Bar during the 2020 Utah Legislative Session and funds expended on public policy issues related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice are available at www.utahbar.org/legislative. The Bar is authorized by the Utah Supreme Court to engage in legislative and public policies activities related to the regulation of the practice of law and the administration of justice by Supreme Court Rule 14-106 which may be found at www.utahbar.org/ utcourts_14-106. Lawyers may receive a rebate of the proportion of their annual Bar license fee expended for such activities during April 1, 2019 through March 30, 2020 by notifying Financial Director Lauren Stout at lauren.stout@utahbar.org.

The proportional amount of fees provided in the rebate include funds spent for lobbyists and staff time spent lobbying; a breakfast meeting with lawyer legislators; travel for the Bar’s three delegates to the American Bar Association House of Delegates; travel by Bar leadership to lobby in Washington DC with the American Bar Association; the Bar’s contribution to the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion; and Utah legislative lobbyist registration fees for the Bar’s Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director. The rebate amount will be calculated April 1, 2020 and we expect the amount to be consistent with prior years.

Mandatory Online Licensing and Extension of Late Fees

The annual online licensing renewal process will begin the week of June 8, 2020, at which time you will receive an email outlining renewal instructions. This email will be sent to your email address of record. Utah Supreme Court Rule 14-507 requires lawyers to provide their current e-mail address to the Bar. If you need to update your email address of record, please contact onlineservices@utahbar.org.

Renewing your license online is simple and efficient, taking only about five minutes. With the online system you will be able to verify and update your unique licensure information, join sections and specialty bars, answer a few questions, and pay all fees.

No separate licensing form will be sent in the mail.

You will be asked to certify that you are the licensee identified in this renewal system. Therefore, this process should only be completed by the individual licensee, not by a secretary, office manager, or other representative. Upon completion of the renewal process, you will receive a licensing confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email in a timely manner, please contact licensing@utahbar.org.

License renewal and fees are due July 1 and will be late November 1. If renewal is not complete and payment...

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