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The demand for legal services and aid is higher than ever. Professionals with the education and experience, and who have met the testing requirements may serve as a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner (“LPP”) in one or more areas, including Family Law, Landlord / Tenant Law, and/or Debt Collection Law. All LPP candidates must also pass the Ethical Rules for LPPs exam.
The LPP program provides coursework in Utah statutes, rules, and other laws governing each of the areas above. It includes the substantive law, forms, and procedures utilized by LPPs in assisting people. The Ethics course covers topics such as the unauthorized practice of law, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, client funds, professionalism, and the disciplinary process.
Exams are offered by the Utah State Bar and all requirements must be complete prior to practicing law.
|The Landlord/Tenant Law for License Paralegal Practitioners course provides an overview of Utah's residential landlord-tenant property law. Major topics include the Utah Fair Housing Act, Utah Fit Premises Act, Mobile Home Park Rights, and the Eviction Process. The course focuses on substantive law, forms, and procedures approved for Limited License Paralegals practicing in Utah. Ideally, students will take this course shortly after completing 1500 hours as a paralegal (with 100 focused on landlord/tenant law) and shortly before taking the licensing exam.
|The course is required for anyone planning to take the LPP Landlord/Tenant Law Licensing Exam offered by the Utah State Bar. For all of the requirements to become a Licensed Paralegal Practitioner, please see Rule 15-703 of the Utah Rules of Professional Responsibility for LPP's. For more detailed information about becoming a licensed paralegal practitioner visit the Utah State Bar website.
|This is an online, self-paced course housed on Canvas. You will have 18 weeks to complete the course material. This Course provides an overview of Utah's residential landlord-tenant law for property in Utah. Major topics include the Utah Fair Housing Act, Utah Fit Premises Act, Mobile Home Park Rights, and the Eviction Process. The course focuses on substantive law, forms and procedures approved for Limited License Paralegals practicing in Utah.
| Module 1 :: Landlord-Tenant Overivew
- Unlawful Detainer
- The Notice
- Court - Complaint and Service
- Court - Answer and Counterclaim
- Court - Immediate Occupancy Hearing and/or Trial
- Return of Personal Property
- Utah Fair Housing Act
- Utah Fit Premises Act
- Mobile HOme Park Rights and the Eviction Process
| Module 2 :: Using the Landlord/Tenant Forms
Jacob Kent graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2011. He started his legal career representing victims of domestic violence with protective orders, divorce, and custody actions. Jacob joined Utah Legal Services in 2014 as a staff attorney. He currently works in its housing and consumer units. He represents tenants in housing authority administrative proceedings. He also represents tenants in state eviction proceedings, including tenants that live in federally subsidized properties, section 42 properties, and mobile homes. Jacob is currently a member of the Utah State Bar, Utah Court Committee on Resources for Self-represented Parties, and Adjunct Faculty Member of Utah Valley University.