Nebraska Revised Statute 71-946

Chapter 71 Section 946

71-946.

Appointment of counsel; procedure.

The appointment of counsel under section 71-945 shall be in accordance with the following procedures:

(1) Except in counties having a public defender, upon the receipt from the mental health board of a certificate for the appointment of counsel, the clerk of the district court shall notify the district judge or the county judge of the county in which the proceedings are pending of the receipt of such certificate. The judge to whom the certificate was issued shall appoint an attorney to represent the person concerning whom an application is filed before the mental health board, whereupon the clerk of the court shall enter upon the certificate the name of the attorney appointed and deliver the certificate of appointment of counsel to the mental health board. The clerk of the district court or the clerk of the county court shall also keep and maintain a record of all appointments which shall be conclusive evidence thereof. All appointments of counsel under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act or the Sex Offender Commitment Act may be made at any time or place in the state; and

(2) In counties having a public defender, upon receipt from the mental health board of a certificate for the appointment of counsel, the clerk of the district court shall notify the public defender of his or her appointment to represent the person and shall enter upon the certificate the name of the attorney appointed and deliver the certificate of appointment of counsel to the mental health board.

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  • Sex Offender Commitment Act, see section 71-1201.