24-301. District judge; eligibility.

No person shall be eligible to the office of district judge in any district unless he or she:

(1) Is at least thirty years of age;

(2) Is a citizen of the United States;

(3) Has been engaged in the practice of law in the State of Nebraska for at least five years, which may include prior service as a judge;

(4) Is currently admitted to practice before the Nebraska Supreme Court; and

(5) Is, on the effective date of appointment, a resident of the district to be served, and remains a resident of such district during the period of service.

This section and sections 24-202, 24-505.01, 43-2,118, 48-153, and 48-153.01 shall not apply to a person serving as a district judge on August 24, 1979, who continues to serve as a district judge after such effective date.

Source:Laws 1879, § 23, p. 87; R.S.1913, § 1160; C.S.1922, § 1083; C.S.1929, § 27-301; R.S.1943, § 24-301; Laws 1979, LB 237, § 2.