An attorney should be one whose record of conduct justifies the trust of clients, adversaries, courts, and others with respect to the professional duties owed to them. A record manifesting a significant deficiency by an applicant in one or more of the following essential eligibility requirements for the practice of law may constitute a basis for denial of admission. In addition to the admission requirements otherwise established by these rules, the essential eligibility requirements for admission to the practice of law in Nebraska are:
(A) The ability to conduct oneself with a high degree of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness in all professional relationships and with respect to all legal obligations;
(B) The ability to conduct oneself diligently and reliably in fulfilling all obligations to clients, attorneys, courts, and others;
(C) The ability to conduct oneself with respect for and in accordance with the law and the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct;
(D) The ability to communicate clearly with clients, attorneys, courts, and others;
(E) The ability to reason, analyze, and recall complex factual information and to integrate such information with complex legal theories;
(F) The ability to exercise good judgment in conducting one’s professional business;
(G) The ability to avoid acts that exhibit disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of others;
(H) The ability to use honesty and good judgment in financial dealings on behalf of oneself, clients, and others;
(I) The ability to comply with deadlines and time constraints;
(J) The ability to conduct oneself professionally and in a manner that engenders respect for the law and the profession.
See Appendix A, Character and Fitness Standards.
Rule 3 amended July 28, 1998; Rule 3(C) amended July 13, 2005, effective September 1, 2005. Renumbered and codified as § 3-103, effective July 18, 2008.