(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.
(C) Registration for trial E-Notice is mandatory for all attorneys making any filing or appearance in a county or district court. Attorney registration for trial E-Notice is through Nebraska.gov.
(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.
(D) E-mail addresses.
(1) Registered e-mail addresses cannot exceed 40 characters. Only one e-mail address per attorney will be permitted for each trial E-Notice registration.
(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.
(E) If a central e-mail address registry through JUSTICE for the Nebraska Judicial Branch becomes available, then the information contained in such registry controls unless updated by the attorney.
(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 contact 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; § 6-403(D)(3) amended October 21, 2015.