Supreme Court Session Attorney Notification

Supreme Court Session Attorney Notification

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Clerk of the Nebraska Supreme Court sent the following notice to attorneys and self-represented litigants who are scheduled to argue before the Supreme Court during the April 2020 session:

The Nebraska Supreme Court is carefully monitoring the evolving circumstances presented by the spread of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease. The Supreme Court is considering submitting cases on the April 2020 Call without oral argument to limit exposure to the public and persons at higher risk of developing COVID-19 illness. These are cases scheduled to be heard on Tuesday March 31, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020.

Counsel and self-represented litigants are reminded that:

  1. The Supreme Court may, pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. App. P.§  2-111(B)(1)(a), order submission of any case without oral argument. In the event such order is entered, any party may file a motion requesting oral argument pursuant to the procedure in § 2-111(B)(1)(b);
  2. Any party, pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-111(B)(6), may elect to waive oral argument and submit the case only on briefs, unless otherwise directed by the court.

Cases on the April Call may be found here: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/supreme-court/call

The Rules of Appellate Practice may be found here: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/supreme-court-rules/chapter-2-appeals/article-1-nebraska-court-rules-appellate-practice