§ 1-802. Definitions.

§ 1-802. Definitions.

   (A) Trial Courts are District Courts, County Courts, and Separate Juvenile Courts. For purposes of this Rule, this definition does not include the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court.

   (B) Appellate Courts are the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

   (C) Case Management System (CMS) is computer system designed to monitor and track court filings and events, and to account for all financial information in that case. JUSTICE is the case management system for the trial courts and SCCALES is the case management system for the appellate courts developed and maintained by the Nebraska State Court Administrator's Office.

   (D) Public includes:

   (1) any person and any business or non-profit entity, organization, or association;

   (2) any governmental agency for which there is no existing policy or statute defining the agency's access to court records;

   (3) media organizations; and

   (4) entities which gather and disseminate information for whatever reason, and regardless of whether it is done with the intent of making a profit, without distinction as to the nature or extent of access.

   (E) Public does not include:

   (1) court or clerk of court employees;

   (2) people or entities, private or governmental, who assist the court in providing court services;

   (3) public agencies whose access to court records is defined by another statute, rule, order, or policy; and

   (4) the parties to a case or their lawyers regarding access to the court record in their case, or a different case in which the lawyer's client may be involved.

   (F) Public Access means the public can inspect and obtain a copy of the information in an electronic court record.

   (G) Remote Access means the ability to electronically search records or information, inspect records, or copy information in a court record.

   (H) Data means the quantities, characters, or symbols stored in the fields or files of an electronic database for the case management system. Data can only be distributed when purposefully extracted from the database and placed into an external text file and organized into recognizable values.

   (I) Information means data that has undergone processing by a computer program to be displayed as an alphanumeric recognizable component of an electronic court record.

   (J) Electronic Court Record means case management system information or images of documents related to an individual case, accessed in its entirety via a developed user interface through the court-authorized service provider or the case management system.

   (K) Bulk records means all, or a significant subset of the Electronic Court Records maintained in the case management system.

   (L) Bulk data means all, or a significant subset of the data maintained in the case management system, with or without modification or customized compilation.

   (M) Bulk Distribution means the distribution of all, or a significant subset, of electronic court records or data with or without modification or compilation.

   (N) Compiled Information means non-confidential information derived from the selection, aggregation, or reformulation of selected data from more than one individual court record. Compiled information may be presented in statistical form without unique case identifiers.

§ 1-802(D) and (E) amended May 15, 2013; § 1-802 amended June 6, 2018.