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Rule 5. Exhibits

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   5.1  All documents, including, but not limited to, predisposition reports, case plans, progress/probation reports, and guardian ad litem reports shall be delivered to all counsel and pro se parties at least five (5) judicial days prior to the hearing in which the documents are to be offered.

   5.2  The party offering said exhibit shall have the exhibit separately marked by the court reporter prior to the start of the hearing. Exhibits shall not contain any unrelated attachments.

   5.3  All exhibits offered but not received by the court shall be returned to the court reporter unless leave is granted by the court to withdraw the exhibit.
   5.4  Copies of all exhibits received into evidence shall be placed in an exhibit file corresponding to the respective case involving the child or children. Only the judge and court staff may have access to the exhibit file. All others shall not have access to the exhibit file or exhibits without permission of the court. Those exhibits in the custody of the court reporting personnel may be open for inspection and copying by counsel appointed or appearing on behalf of the parties, upon reasonable request of the court reporting personnel. All others may not have access to the exhibits without permission of the court.
   5.5  When making a determination as to the manner in which a pro se litigant may inspect or copy exhibits, the court will consider the fact that pro se litigants ordinarily are not licensed attorneys and therefore not sworn officers of the court. In all cases, the court will take into account the confidentiality considerations set forth in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108 and may make such orders as are appropriate with respect to the inspection or copying of exhibits.

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