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Nebraska

Nebraska follows the ABA Model Rule format. The numbers of the rules correspond directly, however,
Nebraska places a 3-50 before each rule number. Thus, Rule 5.1 becomes Nebraska Rule 3-505.1
 
 
This information is for educational purposes only. Do not rely on these cases as being the most recent cases. They are here to teach or illustrate a point of law only.

Rules of Conduct

Confidentiality
Conflicts of Interest Competence & Negligence

For current rules, always check the Supreme Court website

www.supremecourt.ne.gov/
supreme-court-rules/ch3/art5

nebraskaparalegal.org

Paralegal411.org

Lawyer responsibilities regarding nonlawyer assistants

Rule 3-505.3

Confidential documents used to defend against lawsuit

Rule 3-501.7

Nebraska is a "case within a case" state. See Bowers v. Dougherty, 615 NW2d 449, 260 Neb. 74 (Neb. 2000)
UPL UPL/Misrepresentation Attorney/Client Privilege Advertising/Solicitation Client Trust Accounts

Nebraska revised statutes 7-101

Nebraska Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law

nebar.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=177

Rules about UPL (supremecourt.ne.gov/supreme-court-rules/ch3/art10)

Indian Child Welfare Act exception - Indian tribe's representative does not have to be a licensed Nebraska lawyer In re Interest of Elias L., 177 Neb. 1023, 767 NW2d 98 (2009)

Special statute for notary UPL Nebraska Revised Statutes 64-105.03

Disbarred lawyer can perform paralegal duties

See Article 10 of Neb. Ct. R. the Supreme Court Rules

http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/supreme-court-rules/ch3

Rule 503

The ABA has aspirational goals for attorney advertising

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility
/resources/professionalism/professionalism_ethics_in_
lawyer_advertising/abaaspirationalgoals.html

Using testimonials in advertising

See Article 9 of Neb. Ct. R. the Supreme Court Rules

http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/supreme-court-rules/ch3

Fair Fees Paralegal Fees Intimate Relations with Clients Drug/Alcohol Abuse Pro Bono
Fee shifting statute 44-359

 

 

.Nebraska's Lawyer Assistance Program
is part of the Nebraska State Bar

http://nebar.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=7

Nebraska Bar Volunteer Lawyers Project

http://nebar.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=84

Check out the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation, too

Special Duties of the Prosecutor Overly Zealous Conduct Misc.

 

Reporting Misconduct .
The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice. State of Nebraska v. Kinkennon, 275 Neb. 570, 747 NW2d 437 (2008)

Spoliation of Evidence

NSBA v. Gallner, 263 Neb. 135, 638 NW2d 819 (Neb. 2002)

Lawyer Continuing Education required by Neb. Ct. R. 3-401.1 to 402.3

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