(A) The Court shall appoint a committee to be known as the Advisory Committee which shall consist of one member from each Supreme Court Judicial District in effect at the time of the adoption of these rules and as may hereafter be changed, a member at large to be Chairperson, and a member at large to be Vice Chairperson.
(B) When the Advisory Committee is first appointed, one member shall be appointed for a term of one year, one member for two years, one member for three years, one member for four years, one member for five years, one member for six years, and one member for seven years. The first person appointed Vice Chairperson shall serve for seven years. Thereafter the full regular term of each member of the Committee shall be for seven years and no member shall serve full regular consecutive terms, but may be reappointed after a lapse of one year; provided, however, that at no time shall the terms of the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson expire at the same time.
(C) In the interest of continuity and efficiency of operation the Court may deviate from time to time from the above designated terms of membership. Members of the Advisory Committee shall not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incidental to the performance of their duties.
(D) The Advisory Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) In its discretion, render to a member upon his or her written request an advisory opinion or an interpretation of the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct regarding anticipatory conduct on the part of the member. A member requesting an opinion from the Advisory Committee shall prepare and submit with his or her request a statement of the specific facts upon which the opinion is requested and a memorandum directing the attention of the Committee to the pertinent Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct and relevant case authority. The Chairperson of the Advisory Committee may waive this requirement in appropriate cases.
(2) Make appropriate arrangements, through its Chairperson, for publication and dissemination of such advisory opinions as the Committee deems of general interest to the members.
Rule 5(D)(1) amended February 22, 1996; Rule 5(A) and (B) amended July 23, 1997; Rule 5(D)(1) amended July 13, 2005, effective September 1, 2005. Renumbered and codified as § 3-305, effective July 18, 2008.