(A) Upon request to the judge chairperson of the appropriate Judicial Nominating Commission, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, or the State Court Administrator, an applicant for judicial appointment will receive a Judicial Vacancy Application Package which consists of instructions to the applicant, an application for judicial vacancy form, a copy of the Nebraska Revised Code of Judicial Conduct, a personal data sheet, and a copy of these rules. Such documents, which include “Fill-in” versions of necessary forms, may also be found at and downloaded from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at http://supremecourt.ne.gov/forms.
(B) The application, including attachments, and the personal data sheet must be filed by mail or electronically by e-mail with the commission chairperson not later than 21 days prior to the date of the public hearing. The Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure Statement and the Waiver of Confidentiality form attached to the application must be signed and sworn to before a notary public. Such notarized documents may be electronically submitted as a scanned document, provided that the applicant retains possession of the original bearing the required signatures and notary stamps. An applicant for any judicial vacancy may be investigated to, among other things, verify the accuracy of information provided.
(C) Submission of the documents referred to above may be by regular mail to Nebraska Supreme Court, P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509. In the alternative, such documents may be electronically submitted by scanning the Application (which includes the Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure Statement and the Waiver of Confidentiality form), the personal data sheet, and the legal writing sample; saving each document as a separate PDF file; and attaching each PDF file to an e-mail sent to email@example.com. It is recommended that the e-mail transmitting these documents requests acknowledgment of receipt.
(D) The personal data sheet is a confidential communication between the commission, its staff, and the applicant. However, any applicant's name forwarded to the Governor shall be accompanied by the application, personal data sheet, and results of any investigation conducted on behalf of the commission.
Rule 1(B) amended December 21, 1994. Renumbered and codified as § 1-601, effective July 18, 2008; § 1-601(A) amended December 22, 2010, effective January 1, 2011; § 1-601(A)-(D) amended November 14, 2012.