§ 6-1704. Appointment of counsel in juvenile cases.

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§ 6-1704. Appointment of counsel in juvenile cases.

   (A) Every judicial district shall have a transparent process for appointment of counsel as provided by Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-272.

   (B) The separate juvenile court judges of each separate juvenile court shall adopt a local rule for the juvenile court regarding appointment of counsel in juvenile cases. Such local rule shall be made public and shall include, but not be limited to:

   (1) Provision for maintenance of a list of all licensed attorneys who may be expected to accept appointments in juvenile cases, and information on obtaining such list from the court;

   (2) The separate juvenile court's process for appointments under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-272; and

   (3) Information as to how an attorney may be added to or, if permitted, removed from the court-appointed attorney list.

   (C) Such local rule shall be governed by § 6-1702.

   (D)  Before the claim of any attorney appointed by the court is allowed in juvenile matters, such attorney shall make a written application for fees, certified to be true and correct, stating time and expenses in the case, and shall serve the same upon the county attorney. For interim applications, a general itemization of fees and expenses incurred shall be certified. Counsel shall also state in the application that counsel has not received and has no contract for the payment of any compensation by such client, or anyone in the client's behalf, or, if counsel has received any fee or has a contract for the payment of same, shall disclose the same fully so that the proper credit may be taken on counsel's application. The application shall be filed with the clerk. If a hearing is required, the time and date of hearing shall be set by court order or notice of hearing.

§ 6-1704 adopted February 12, 2014; § 6-1704 amended June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022; § 6-1704 amended November 17, 2021, effective January 1, 2022.