Nebraska Supreme Court Deunifies the Nebraska Integrated Bar

On December 6, 2013, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued its decision s petition for a rule change. See In re Petition for a Rule Change to Create a Voluntary State Bar of Nebraska, 286 Neb. 1018, 841 N.W.2d 167 (2013).  In its decision, the Nebraska Supreme Court chose to retain the NSBA as a mandatory bar association but restricted NSBA activities that may be funded by mandatory dues to the following six categories, which were found to be germane to the regulation of the legal profession:

    1. Admitting qualified applicants to membership in the NSBA;
    2. Maintaining the records of membership;s members;
    3.  Regulating the mandate of continuing legal education;
    4. Maintaining records of trust fund requirements for lawyers; and
    5. Pursuing those who engage in the unauthorized practice of law.
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