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§ 3-128. Swearing in of applicants.

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   (A) The oath or affirmation upon admission is as follows: “You do solemnly swear that you will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this state, and that you will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor, according to the best of your ability.” No applicant shall be admitted as a licensed attorney in Nebraska until he or she has returned an executed oath card to the Attorney Services Division of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

   (B) Swearing in Ceremonies. Exam applicants shall be sworn in at the Supreme Court sponsored ceremonies held in April (for February applicants) and September (for July applicants).

   (1) No exam applicant may be sworn in before the date of the Supreme Court ceremony that corresponds to the bar exam taken by the applicant. Exam applicants who are not able to attend the Supreme Court ceremonies may be sworn in by a judge or clerk of any federal, state, or county court within any jurisdiction of the United States.

   (2) Applicants admitted on motion may be sworn in by a judge or clerk of any federal, state, or county court within any jurisdiction of the United States.

   (C) Time limit. No applicant shall be permitted to take the oath or affirmation required for licensing more than 120 days after the date the Supreme Court approved the applicant for admission. After 120 days, an applicant is required to re-apply for admission by submitting full payment, fingerprints, a new application, and all required documents as provided in this rule.

   (D) Duty to Supplement. All applicants have a continuous duty to disclose any change in information reported on the application for admission when he or she discovers the initial response though correct when made is no longer true and the circumstances are such that a failure to amend the response is in substance a knowing concealment.

§ 3-128 adopted July 25, 2013, effective August 1, 2013; § 3-128 amended November 30, 2016.

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