§ 2-216. Optional non-attorney users.

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§ 2-216. Optional non-attorney users.

   (A) Once technology allows and upon approval by the Nebraska Supreme Court, non-attorney users may register with the court-authorized service provider and pay the registration fee upon the following conditions:

   (1) The non-attorney user does not claim in forma pauperis status pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-2301 et seq. Registration fees with the court-authorized service provider shall not be waived and docket or filing fees shall be paid by the non-attorney user;

   (2) The non-attorney user has access to the internet and a valid email address.

   (B) Upon registration with the court-authorized service provider, the non-attorney user shall electronically file all documents with Nebraska courts, and shall receive electronic service and notice as provided under these rules.

   (C) Termination of registration. To terminate registration and revert to paper filings, the non-attorney user shall notify in writing the court-authorized service provider and the clerk of every court where filings were made.

   (D) Non-attorney users are held to the same standards as a licensed attorney regarding registration with the court-authorized service provider and use of the electronic filing, service, and notice systems.

   (E) Nothing in these rules authorizes a non-attorney user to engage in the practice of law as defined in Neb. Ct. R. § 3-1001.

   (F) These rules shall not be construed to prohibit filings submitted to the court-authorized service provider by means of a portal approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court for self-represented litigants.

§ 2-216 amendments adopted June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022.