(A) Judicial branch employees shall not be required to fulfill their mandatory education requirement until the end of their first full year of employment.
(B) Upon application, the Committee may award such credit as it determines for authorship of legal articles or books.
(C) The Committee may award up to 6 credits annually for preparation and speaking at an approved program or for preparing written materials which are distributed at an approved judicial branch education program. The credits shall be in addition to credits for attendance at the judicial branch education program.
(D) Questions regarding the appropriateness of awarding judicial branch education credit for attendance at judicial education programs not sponsored by Nebraska Judicial Branch Education, or requests for funding to attend such programs, shall be initially submitted to and resolved by the Judicial Branch Education Director. Denial of such credits or requests for funding by the Director may be reviewed by the Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee.
(E) Judicial Branch Education credits shall not be given to judges for attendance at programs not sponsored by Nebraska Judicial Branch Education which do not adhere to ethical standards of the Nebraska Revised Code of Judicial Conduct, including, but not limited to, § 5-303.14. It is the responsibility of the individual judge who seeks to participate in a nonsponsored judicial branch education activity to ensure that the program agenda is appropriately balanced and that attendance at such program complies with the Nebraska Revised Code of Judicial Conduct.
Rule 6(A) amended February 1, 2006; Rule 6(D) and (E) amended December 13, 2006. Renumbered and codified as § 1-506, effective July 18, 2008; § 1-506(C) amended March 25, 2009; § 1-506(E) amended December 22, 2010, effective January 1, 2011.