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§ 3-119. Application for admission by attorney/Class 1-A, 1-B, and 1-C motion applicants.

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   (A) Class 1-A applicants. Class 1-A applicants are motion applicants who may be admitted to practice in Nebraska upon approval of a proper application and:

   (1) who have been licensed and are active and in good standing before the highest court of another state, the District of Columbia, or of any jurisdiction where the Common Law of England constitutes the basis of jurisprudence;

   (2) who, at the time of their admission, had attained educational qualifications at least equal to those required at the time of application for admission by examination to the bar of Nebraska; 

   (3) who have passed a non-UBE examination equivalent to the examination administered in Nebraska with a score which is at least equivalent to the UBE passing score established by the Court and set forth in § 3-117(F); and

   (4) who have passed the MPRE with the minimum score established by the Court and set forth in § 3-117(F).

   (B) Class 1-B applicants. Class 1-B applicants who may be admitted to practice in Nebraska upon approval of a proper application are those:

   (1) who have been licensed and are active and in good standing in the practice of law in another state, territory, or district of the United States preceding application for admission to the bar of Nebraska and have actively and substantially engaged in the practice of law in another state, territory, or district of the United States for 5 of the 7 years immediately preceding application for admission; and

   (2) who, at the time of their admission, had attained educational qualifications at least equal to those required at the time of application for admission by examination to the bar of Nebraska.

   (C) Class 1-C applicants. Class 1-C applicants who may be admitted to practice in Nebraska upon approval of a proper application are those:

   (1) who have taken the UBE in another jurisdiction and have earned at least the minimum score established by the Court and set forth in § 3-117(F);

   (2) have attained educational qualifications by the time of application that are at least equal to those required by the time of application for admission by examination to the bar of Nebraska; and

   (3) who have passed the MPRE with the minimum score established by the Court and set forth in § 3-117(F).

   (D) Other applicants. Any applicant who does not qualify under § 3-119 (A) through (C) is a Class 2 examination applicant.

   (E) Applicants who meet the requirements of Class 1-A, Class 1-B, or Class 1-C shall not be permitted to apply for examination without the prior approval of the Commission, which approval may be given on good cause shown.

   (F) Reciprocity. Reciprocity is not an essential element of admission by motion in Nebraska.

Rule 19 adopted April 24, 2002. Renumbered and codified as § 3-119, effective July 18, 2008; § 3-119 amended July 25, 2013, effective August 1, 2013; § 3-119 amended January 14, 2015.

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