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RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULES 35 TO 59

53.4. Sponsor Approval


A. Designation as Approved or Accredited Sponsor - Any person, firm, organization or other entity may apply to the NHMCLE Board for designation as an approved or accredited sponsor of NHMCLE courses or activities. Courses offered by an approved or accredited sponsor shall be automatically approved for NHMCLE credit provided the sponsor states that the course meets the standards set out in Rule 53.5 for individual course approval.

B. Promulgation of Sponsor Standards - The NHMCLE Board may promulgate appropriate regulations establishing standards for approval of sponsors of NHMCLE courses or activities. The NHMCLE Board shall have the authority to audit and review programs and may revoke the approval of a sponsor which fails to comply with this rule or with board regulations. The NHMCLE Board shall have the authority to impose reasonable fees upon course sponsors for the support of its operations.

C. Minimum Requirements for Sponsor Approval or Accreditation - Without limiting the foregoing, in order to obtain approval or accreditation, sponsors of NHMCLE courses or activities must comply with the following minimum requirements:

    1. The sponsor must provide courses consistent with the standards for individual course approvals as set forth in Rule 53.5. 

    2. The sponsor must provide lawyers who seek credit in New Hampshire with approved attendance certificates for their records and also report their attendance to the NHMCLE Board in such form as the Board shall prescribe within 30 days of the program.

 
   3. The sponsor must maintain and provide in such form as the NHMCLE Board determines, information concerning each course, including course brochures, description of the method or manner of presentation of the course materials, and a set of course materials within 30 days of the program.

    4. The sponsor must develop and implement methods to evaluate its course offerings to determine their effectiveness and, upon request from the NHMCLE Board, provide course evaluation by attendees. 

    5. The sponsor must make the courses reasonably available to all New Hampshire lawyers, with the exception of in-office courses described in Rule 53.3(C) and courses offered by professional organizations primarily or exclusively for the education of their own members, or primarily or exclusively for lawyers employed by state, federal or local governments; and provided that the sponsor may impose reasonable prerequisites and limitations on course size, as provided in Rule 53.5.

    6. The sponsor must agree to pay the administrative or sponsor fees established by the NHMCLE Board.

    7. The sponsor must submit to all reasonable requests and abide by all regulations hereafter promulgated by the NHMCLE Board.

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