§ 1-1202. Interim rule on exceptions and implementation period.

§ 1-1202. Interim rule on exceptions and implementation period.

  (A) All Branch users are required to fully comply with Neb. Ct. R. § 1-1201 unless specifically granted a waiver by the Nebraska Supreme Court for specific sections of the rule or Appendix 1 based on the following:

  (1) The request shall be in writing and shall outline the specific rule sections and/or Appendix 1 provisions that the requestor is seeking a waiver from. The request shall be submitted on behalf of an office, division, county, or district and shall be signed by a presiding Judge, the Chief Probation Officer, Clerk of the District Court, Court Administrator, or similar supervisory position. No request for an exception may be made by an individual employee or user.

  (2) The request must show a compelling need for a waiver of the rule section(s) or Appendix 1 provisions as enforcement would otherwise hinder the functions and duties of the office should a waiver not be granted by the Supreme Court.

  (3) The request shall be submitted to and evaluated by the Judicial Branch Chief Information Officer, who shall submit a report to the Supreme Court regarding the request for waiver with a recommendation.

  (B) The request and recommendation shall be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The Court may grant a waiver for those requested sections and provisions if a compelling need is determined. The Court may direct the waiver to be for a certain period of time or until further notice by the Court. The Judicial Branch Chief Information Officer shall coordinate the waiver and provide assistance as directed by the Court.

  (C) If a waiver is granted for a specific section(s) of § 1-1201 or an Appendix 1 provision, compliance with all other sections and provisions shall be required, and violations of the nonwaived sections and provisions shall be as provided in § 1-1201(D).

  (D) Section 1-1202 shall be in effect upon adoption and shall sunset on June 30, 2027, unless advanced or extended by the Supreme Court.

Approved May 15, 2024.