Rule III. Pleading Format, Service, and Notice

Rule III. Pleading Format, Service, and Notice

   A. All pleadings, motions, and proposed orders filed shall comply with Nebraska Supreme Court Rule (Neb. Ct. R. § 2-103) as to page size, text, fonts, and hyperlinking and bookmarks.

   B. All pleadings shall contain the caption of the case, clearly designate the content therein, and state on whose behalf it is filed.

   C. Pleadings, documents, exhibits, court orders, judgements, and decrees filed in the court shall not include the full birth dates, Social Security numbers, and financial account numbers of any persons, including minor children, as outlined in Nebraska Supreme Court Rule (Neb. Ct. R. § 6-1701).

   D. Pleadings shall contain the name, address, Nebraska State Bar Association number, email, and telephone number of the attorney preparing the same and all other information as required by current Supreme Court Rules.

   E. Any party making a filing shall serve the same upon all counsel of record or parties of record, if not represented by counsel in a manner allowed by rule or law. A copy shall also be served upon an attorney for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and/or the assigned probation officer. Any pleading or document filed subsequent to the initial petition or initial ex parte motion for custody shall contain a certificate that service was made upon counsel or parties pursuant to this rule or Nebraska law or Supreme Court Rule.

   F. Service consistent with Neb. Ct. R. § 2-201 et seq. shall be sufficient unless service by some other means is required by law.

   G. Counsel, or any party acting as a self-represented litigant, shall not attach as an exhibit to any pleading or motion or file any document designated as not open to inspection or described as a confidential record under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108.

   H. Notices of Hearings:

   1. Notice of all hearings shall advise all counsel (or parties, if self-represented litigants) of the date, time, courtroom, or location at which the hearing will be held upon the particular motion or pleading involved.

   2. Service of all other notices or requests, pleadings, and briefs should be made so as to allow opposing counsel and self-represented litigants a reasonable time to respond and/or prepare, or as governed by applicable statutes or Supreme Court Rules, or in accordance with such timeline as the court may direct.

Adopted March 31, 1995; amended May 31, 2023.