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§ 3-401.2. Definitions.

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§ 3-401.2. Definitions.

   For purposes of Neb. Ct. R. §§ 3-401.1 through 3-402.3, the following definitions shall apply:

   (A) Reporting period: The initial reporting period shall begin January 1, 2010. The reporting period shall be an annual period, based on a calendar year, in which attorneys shall complete the required hours of CLE.

   (B) Commission: Nebraska Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Commission.

   (C) Credit hour: Sixty (60) minutes spent by an attorney in an accredited or approved instructional program designed for CLE. Credit may be claimed for less than one (1) credit hour.

   (D) In-house activity: A CLE program given by, for, or to a select private audience, such as a law firm, corporation, government agency, or governmental entity, not open for admission to other members of the legal community generally. When determining whether a program is in-house activity, the Director shall consider the attendees and programming literature, not the sponsor of the education.

   (E) Active member: An attorney as defined by Neb. Ct. R. § 3-803(B)(1).

   (F) Inactive member: An attorney as defined by Neb. Ct. R. § 3-803(B)(2).

   (G) Program sponsor: Any person or organization presenting or offering to present one or more individual CLE programs.

   (H) Accredited CLE sponsor: A person or organization whose entire CLE program has been accredited pursuant to these rules.

   (I) Faculty member: A person qualified by practical or academic experience to teach or present at a CLE program.

   (J) Professional responsibility: As used herein, professional responsibility includes instruction in the following areas: legal ethics; professionalism; diversity in the legal profession; malpractice prevention; recognizing and addressing substance abuse and mental health issues in the legal profession; wellness; Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Relating to Discipline of Attorneys; ethical standards as they relate directly to law firm management; and duties of attorneys to the judicial system, public, clients, and other attorneys. In order for a program to qualify for professional responsibility credit, the program must focus on professional responsibility as defined in this rule.

§ 3-401.2(C) amended November 16, 2011; § 3-401.2(J) amended June 28, 2017.