§ 3-1010. Jurisdiction.

§ 3-1010. Jurisdiction.

   (A) Except as otherwise provided by § 3-1012(B), the Supreme Court, in the exercise of its inherent jurisdiction to define the practice of law and to prohibit the unauthorized practice of law within the State of Nebraska, adopts the following procedures, which shall govern proceedings under these rules concerning the unauthorized practice of law (UPL).

   (B) Every attorney admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska shall pay a UPL assessment for each calendar year from January 1 to December 31, payable in advance and subject to a late fee if paid after January 20 of each year, in such amount as may be fixed by the Court. Such assessment shall be used to defray the costs of the administration and enforcement of the unauthorized practice of law as established by these rules, and shall be paid through the Court's on-line system as a part of the annual licensure process. Different classifications of UPL assessments may be established for Active Jr., Active Sr., Active, Inactive, Military, and Emeritus members as those membership classes are defined in Neb. Ct. R. § 3-803. Members newly admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska shall not pay a UPL assessment for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are admitted.

   (C) Members who fail to pay the UPL assessment shall be subject to suspension from the practice of law as provided in Neb. Ct. R. § 3-803(E).

   (D) The Supreme Court's proposed biennium budget for the UPL Commission shall be provided to the Commission, at least 60 days prior to the Supreme Court's submission of the Court's biennium budget as required by law, for its review and recommendations to the Supreme Court.

§ 3-1010 amended December 3, 2013, effective January 1, 2014. § 3-1010(B) amended March 19, 2014; § 3-1010(B) amended and § 3-1010(D) adopted May 4, 2016.