S-13-1020, Loretta D. Collins (Appellant) v. Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Commission
Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- Stephanie Caldwell (Attorney General’s Office for the Bar Commission)
Civil: Denial admission to the Nebraska Bar
Proceedings below: Appellant was denied admission to the Nebraska Bar after which she requested a hearing before the Commission. After a hearing, the Commission upheld the denial to the Nebraska State Bar Association. Collins appeals.
Issues: 1. The Commission erred when they determined that Loretta D. Collins did not have the present requisite character and fitness for admission to the Nebraska State Bar Association.
A. Collins has the requisite present character and fitness for admission to the Nebraska State Bar Association when her conduct is considered based on recency of origin, candor in the admission process and the materiality of omissions.
B. Collins has proffered sufficient evidence that she has the present character and fitness worthy of the trust and confidence clients, adversaries, courts, and other professionals may reasonably place in the attorneys.