(A) Any attorney who fails to comply with the provisions of this rule or who files a report showing on its face that he or she has failed to complete the required number of hours of CLE may have his or her right to practice law suspended by the Nebraska Supreme Court, provided that at least thirty (30) days prior to such suspension, the Director shall provide notice of noncompliance to the attorney by restricted certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the attorney at his or her last known address. The attorney shall be given forty-five (45) days to file with the Director an affidavit disclosing facts demonstrating the noncompliance was not willful and tendering such information, documents, sums, and penalties which, if accepted, would cure the delinquency.
(B) If compliance does not occur within forty-five (45) days as stated in § 3-401.11(A), a statement of noncompliance shall be filed by the Director with the commission. The commission shall enter an order to show cause why the attorney should not be suspended from the practice of law for failure to comply with these rules. A hearing may be requested by the attorney as set forth in § 3-402.3.
(C) If the commission finds that cause was not shown, a recommendation of suspension from the practice of law for failure to comply with these rules shall be made to the Nebraska Supreme Court by submission of the same to the Office of the Clerk of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
(D) The Nebraska Supreme Court shall enter an order to show cause why such attorney should not be suspended from the practice of law as an active member of the Nebraska State Bar Association. The Nebraska Supreme Court shall, after hearing thereon if requested, enter such an order as it may deem appropriate. If an order of suspension shall be entered, such attorney shall not practice law until restored to active status as set forth below.