Rule 14-508. Periodic assessment of lawyers.

(a) Annual licensing fee. Every lawyer admitted to practice in Utah shall pay to the Bar on or before July 1 of each year an annual license fee for each fiscal year to be fixed by the Board from time to time and approved by the Supreme Court. The fee shall be sufficient to pay the costs of disciplinary administration and enforcement under this article.

(b) Failure to renew annual license. Failure to pay the annual licensing fee or provide the required annual licensing information shall result in administrative suspension. Any lawyer who practices law after failure to renew his or her license violates the Rules of Professional Conduct and may be disciplined. The executive director or his or her designee shall give notice of such removal from the rolls to such non-complying member at the designated mailing address on record at the Bar and to the state and federal courts in Utah.

(c) Reenrollment within three years of administrative suspension. A lawyer who is administratively suspended for failure to pay licensing fees for three years or less may apply in writing for reenrollment. The request should be made to the Utah State Bar Licensing Department and include payment equal to the amount of fees the lawyer would have been required to pay had the lawyer remained an inactive member to the date of the request for reenrollment and a $200 reinstatement fee. Upon receiving the same, the Bar shall order reenrollment and so notify the courts. Re-enrollment based on failure to renew does not negate any orders of discipline.

(d) Reenrollment after three years of administrative suspension. A lawyer who is administratively suspended for three years or more for failure to pay license fees will be deemed to have resigned and shall comply with the admissions requirements set forth in the Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice governing admission for lawyers who have resigned. 

Effective May 1, 2017