(A) Electronic Filing. Electronic filing (E-Filing) is the transmission of pleadings, motions, and other documents (Documents) to the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals via the Internet through the court-authorized service provider. An E-Filed document is a Document which has been filed using E-Filing.
(B) Electronic Service. Electronic service (E-Service) is the electronic transmission of Documents to any Nebraska attorney representing a party in a case. Any Nebraska attorney who has registered to use E-Filing thereby agrees to receive E-Service of any Document, other than service of a summons or initial pleading.
(C) Electronic Notice. Electronic notice (E-Notice) is the electronic transmission of notices, opinions, court entries, and any other dispositional order or information from the court to all users who have provided a valid e-mail address for E-Notice under § 2-220.
(D) Durable Medium. Durable medium shall be any information storage medium that is created by a durable process. A process shall be the combination of hardware, software, storage media, techniques, and procedures used to manage, create, store, retrieve, and delete information belonging to the party required to maintain the record. A process shall be durable if it meets the following criteria:
(3) The process maintains the integrity of information in a readily accessible manner, makes it retrievable, makes it processable through an established usual or routine set of procedures using available hardware and software, and makes it accurately reproducible in a human-readable form.
(4) The process provides for disaster recovery backups, which are periodically, depending on a retention schedule, verified for restorability and readability, and can be stored in a separate geographical location from the original information.
(E) Portable Document Format. Original documents E-Filed, such as motions or briefs, must be generated from their electronic source documents (such as word processing files) in portable document format (PDF) that shall have the characteristics required by the court-authorized service provider.
(H) System-To-System Transfer. The transfer of information and documents from JUSTICE to SCCALES or from SCCALES to JUSTICE. At the discretion of the Chief Justice, System-To-System Transfers may be suspended in certain courts that are experiencing technical difficulties. Upon development of software and upon implementation and approval by the Nebraska Supreme Court, reference to JUSTICE herein shall include other case-management systems maintained by any other court, commission, or tribunal in the State of Nebraska.
(I) User. A user is a person or entity who is making use of one or more of the electronic services as defined in § 2-200. Any user who is not a Nebraska attorney may only use electronic services as expressly authorized by this Rule.
§ 2-200 amended October 19, 2016.