23-1201.01. County attorney; residency; appointment of nonresident attorney, when; contract.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a qualified person need not be a resident of the county when he or she files for election as county attorney, but if elected as county attorney, such person shall reside in a county for which he or she holds office, except that a county attorney serving in a county which does not have a city of the metropolitan, primary, or first class may reside in an adjoining Nebraska county.

(2) If there is no county attorney elected pursuant to section 32-522 or if a vacancy occurs for any other reason, the county board of such county may appoint a qualified attorney from any Nebraska county to the office of county attorney. In making such appointment, the county board shall negotiate a contract with the attorney, such contract to specify the terms and conditions of the appointment, including the compensation of the attorney, which compensation shall not be subject to sections 23-1114.02 to 23-1114.06.

Source:Laws 1943, c. 60, § 1, p. 234; R.S.1943, § 23-1201.01; Laws 1971, LB 109, § 1; Laws 1986, LB 812, § 2; Laws 1993, LB 468, § 1; Laws 1994, LB 76, § 541; Laws 1995, LB 669, § 1; Laws 1996, LB 1085, § 30; Laws 2003, LB 84, § 1.