Rule V. Exhibits

Rule V. Exhibits

   A. All documents, including, but not limited to, predisposition reports, case plans, supervision summaries, evaluations, and guardian ad litem reports shall be delivered to all counsel and self-represented litigants at least five (5) judicial days prior to the hearing in which the documents are to be offered.

   B. 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 unrelated attachments.

   C. 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.

   D. 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.

   E. When deciding as to the manner in which self-represented litigants may inspect or copy exhibits, the court will consider the fact that self-represented 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.

   F. Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-3001, the Court hereby authorizes the release of information for the exclusive use of Investigation Teams and Treatment Teams initiated by the Sarpy County Attorney pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-710 et seq. (1992 Neb. Laws, L.B. 1184) and Task Forces under the auspices of the Sarpy County S.A.F.E. Policy. Any other use of confidential information shall be strictly prohibited unless written authorization is granted by the Court.

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