§ 3-301. Jurisdiction.

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§ 3-301. Jurisdiction.

   (A) Every attorney admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska, or required to register pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. §§ 3-1201 to 3-1204, is subject to the exclusive disciplinary jurisdiction of the Court.

   (B) Nothing herein contained shall be construed to deny to any other court such powers as are necessary for that court to maintain control over proceedings conducted before it, such as the power of contempt.

   (C) Time limitations for the Committees on Inquiry and Disciplinary Review Board as set forth herein are directory and not jurisdictional. Failure to observe prescribed time intervals may result in sanctions against the violator but does not justify abatement of any discipline or disability investigation or proceeding.

   (D) Incumbent judges shall not be subject to the jurisdiction of the Counsel for Discipline.

   (E) Every attorney admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska shall pay a disciplinary 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. For 2014, the disciplinary assessment shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Association and shall be used to defray the costs of disciplinary administration and enforcement as established by these rules. For subsequent years, such assessments shall be paid through the Court's on-line system. Different classifications of disciplinary 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 disciplinary assessment for the remainder of the calendar year in which they are admitted.

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

§ 3-301 amended October 26, 2011, effective January 1, 2012; § 3-301(E) amended December 3, 2013, effective January 1, 2014; § 3-301(E) amended March 19, 2014.