(A) Only attorneys licensed to practice law in Nebraska may register to use the E-Filing System. Any attorney so registered may make an entry of appearance through E-Filing. Registration for trial E-Notice is allowed for those persons appearing pro se who have Internet and e-mail capability. Pro Se registration for trial E-Notice is through the clerk of the court in which the person is appearing.
(B) Registration for trial E-Filing and trial E-Service is mandatory for all attorneys making any filing or appearance in a county or district court, regardless if the filing is by paper or electronically. Registration for trial E-Filing and trial E-Service is through Nebraska.gov. Registration allows the user to access trial E-Filing, trial E-Service, appellate E-Filing, and appellate E-Service.
(1) Registration for trial E-Notice is presumptive by registering a valid e-mail address with the Nebraska Supreme Court Attorney Services Division pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. § 3-803(C). If an attorney wishes for a different e-mail address to be used for trial E-Notice, he or she shall provide one upon registering for trial E-Filing with Nebraska.gov. The e-mail address provided by attorneys for trial E-Notice is for the trial E-Notice system only and does not automatically register the attorney for other services under other court rules, including trial E-Filing which is done through Nebraska.gov. Mere usage of a new or different e-mail address in a document filed in paper form or using trial E-Filing does not satisfy the requirements of this subsection for an update to the user’s information in trial E-Notice.
(2) Registration for trial E-Notice allows the court to transmit orders, notices, and other court entries via the E-Notice System as provided in § 6-410.
(2) Any attorney registered for trial and appellate E-Notice shall receive all correspondence electronically from the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. User e-mail accounts should be set up to receive all e-mails from that e-mail address.
(3) Any attorney registered for trial and appellate E-Filing and E-Service shall receive all correspondence electronically from the following e-mail address: email@example.com. User e‑mail accounts should be set up to receive all e-mails from that e-mail address.
(F) Pro Hac Vice. Attorneys admitted pro hac vice in a particular case pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. § 3‑122 may utilize trial E-Filing under those rules through Nebraska counsel with whom the attorney is associated. Attorneys admitted pro hac vice in a particular case pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. § 3‑122 shall register for trial E-Notice with the clerk of the court in which he or she is appearing.
(G) Each registered user is responsible for maintaining valid contract information. When a user’s contact information changes, the user shall promptly update his or her profile in Nebraska.gov. If an E‑Filing user has a pending case before the trial courts, the user shall promptly notify all parties of such information change. Trial E-Service upon an obsolete e-mail address shall constitute valid service where the user has not updated the account profile with the new e-mail address. Mere usage of a new or different e-mail address in a document filed using E-Filing does not satisfy the requirements of this subsection for an update to the user’s profile in Nebraska.gov.
(H) Failure to Register. Failure by a required attorney to register for trial E-Notice or trial E-Filing may be enforced by any appropriate sanction or order of the trial court or appellate court, or by appropriate disciplinary procedure.
§ 6-403 amended September 24, 2014, effective January 1, 2015.