§ 3-703. Requirements and limitations.

§ 3-703. Requirements and limitations.

   To become eligible to participate in legal activities pursuant to this rule, a law student must:

   (A) Be duly enrolled in a law school approved by the American Bar Association. A law student will be considered duly enrolled during the period of his or her law school's next summer vacation period following completion of the requirements of § 3-703(B).

   (B) Have completed legal studies sufficient to have attained senior standing at his or her law school.

   (C) Be certified by the dean of his or her law school as being of good character and competent legal ability, and as being adequately trained to perform as a legal intern under the general supervision of the attorney or attorneys designated by name.

   (D) To the extent the student is appearing before a court, be introduced to the court in which he or she is appearing by an attorney duly admitted to practice in that court.

   (E) To the extent the student is appearing before a court, receive the affirmative consent of the court in which he or she is appearing to appear before it.

   (F) Not ask for or receive any compensation or remuneration of any kind for his or her services directly from the client on whose behalf he or she renders services. This provision is not intended to preclude the supervising attorney from compensating the eligible law student nor to prevent the supervising attorney from receiving a fee from the client for the services performed in compliance with the otherwise applicable rules of proper professional conduct.

   (G) For purposes of Neb. Ct. R. §§ 2-201(I) and 2-208(C)(1), the student shall be considered a non-attorney user and required to comply with all applicable provisions of those rules.

Rule 3(B) amended May 20, 1992; Rule 3(A) amended July 31, 1992. Renumbered and codified as § 3-703, effective July 18, 2008. §§ 3-703(D)-(F) amended September 13, 2012; § 3-703(A) and (G) amended May 11, 2022.