Nebraska State Constitution Article V-14

Article V-14


Supreme and district judges not to act as attorneys; judge not to practice law, when.

No judge of the Supreme or district courts shall act as attorney or counsellor at law in any manner whatsoever. No judge shall practice law in any court in any matter arising in or growing out of any proceedings in his own court.


  • Neb. Const. art. VI, sec. 14 (1875);
  • Amended 1920, Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, No. 15;
  • Transferred by Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920, art. V, sec. 14;
  • Amended 1970, Laws 1969, c. 419, sec. 1(1), p. 1432.


Participation of county judge as counsel for interested parties was in violation of this section. State ex rel. Nebraska State Bar Assn. v. Conover, 166 Neb. 132, 88 N.W.2d 135 (1958).

Participation in litigation by county judge was improper and subject to censure. State ex rel. Nebraska State Bar Assn. v. Bates, 162 Neb. 652, 77 N.W.2d 302 (1956).

County judge cannot practice in any proceeding brought in his own court. State ex rel. Nebraska State Bar Assn. v. Wiebusch, 153 Neb. 583, 45 N.W.2d 583 (1951).

County judge may not appear as counsel in any matter in his own court. Tucker v. Heirs of Myers, 151 Neb. 359, 37 N.W.2d 585 (1949).