State of Nebraska ex rel. Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court, relator.
Jeremy C. Jorgenson, respondent.
Disciplinary Proceedings. Violation of a
disciplinary rule concerning the practice of law is a ground
. The basic issues in a disciplinary proceeding against an
attorney are whether discipline should be imposed and, if so,
the appropriate discipline under the circumstances.
. With respect to the imposition of attorney discipline, each
attorney discipline case must be evaluated in light of its
particular facts and circumstances.
. For purposes of determining the proper discipline of an
attorney, the Nebraska Supreme Court considers the
attorney's actions both underlying the events of the case
and throughout the proceeding, as well as any aggravating or
The propriety of a sanction must be considered with reference
to the sanctions imposed in prior similar cases.
. To determine whether and to what extent discipline should
be imposed in an attorney discipline proceeding, the Nebraska
Supreme Court considers the following factors: (1) the nature
of the offense, (2) the need for deterring others, (3) the
maintenance of the reputation of the bar as a whole, (4) the
protection of the public, (5) the attitude of the respondent
generally, and (6) the respondent's present or future
fitness to continue in the practice of law.
Judgments: Records: Judicial Notice. A court
has the right to examine its own records and take judicial
notice of its own proceedings and judgments in a former
Disciplinary Proceedings. Cumulative acts of
attorney misconduct are distinguishable from isolated
incidents, therefore justifying more serious sanctions.
Neb. 856] 9. ___ . An attorney's cooperation with the
discipline process is fundamental to the credibility of
attorney disciplinary proceedings.
action. Judgment of suspension.
L. Agena, Assistant Counsel for Discipline, for relator.
appearance for respondent.
Heavican, C.J., Miller-Lerman, Cassel, Stacy, Kelch, and
11, 2017, formal charges containing two counts were filed by
the office of the Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska
Supreme Court, relator, against Jeremy C. Jorgenson,
respondent. Jorgenson filed no answer to the formal charges.
We granted the Counsel for Discipline's motion for
judgment on the pleadings under Neb. Ct. R. § 3-310(1)
(rev. 2014), limited to the facts set forth in the formal
charges, and ordered the parties to brief the issue of the
appropriate discipline to impose. In its brief, relator
suggested the discipline of suspension. Jorgenson did not
file a brief. We now order that Jorgenson be indefinitely
suspended from the practice of law in the State of Nebraska,
with a minimum suspension of 2 years, effective immediately.
was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska
on April 15, 2008. At all relevant times, he was engaged in
private practice in Omaha, Nebraska.
formal charges filed by relator consist of two counts and
allege that Jorgenson (1) failed to provide competent and
diligent representation to his client when he failed to
appear at oral arguments on the client's appeal, (2)
knowingly disobeyed his obligation to the court by failing to
appear at oral arguments, (3) failed to adequately supervise
support staff, and (4) failed to timely respond to a demand
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