25-1130. Reference by court order; when allowed.

When the parties do not consent, the court may, upon application of either, or of its own motion, direct a reference in any equity matter to a referee appointed by the court. The court shall direct a reference to a referee only when caseload and time constraints require such reference, and a referee shall not be appointed to conduct any hearing involving an issue of law and not equity that could result in the exercise of the right to a trial before a jury.

Source:R.S.1867, Code § 299, p. 444; R.S.1913, § 7868; C.S.1922, § 8813; C.S.1929, § 20-1130; R.S.1943, § 25-1130; Laws 2008, LB1014, § 11.