§ 6-1503. Pleadings.

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§ 6-1503. Pleadings.

   (A) Form.

   (1) All pleadings filed electronically with the district court shall comply with Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-103, (General formatting and service rules), as to page size, text, fonts, margins, and hyperlinking and bookmarks.

   (2) Paper pleadings may only be filed when the self-represented party is not a registered user of the court-authorized service provider. All pleadings filed in paper format shall be on white 8½ x 11-inch paper; printed on only one side of each sheet, and shall be bound by a paper clip and not stapled. Paper pleadings shall comply with all formatting requirements of § 2-103(A), and pages shall be sequentially numbered with placement of the page number at the bottom center of the page. Exhibits attached to pleadings shall be similarly prepared in permanent form, shall be readable, and shall not be subject to unusual fading or deterioration.

   (B) Identification of Pleadings: All complaints and petitions offered for filing shall plainly show the caption of the case, a description or designation of the contents, and on whose behalf they are filed. All further pleadings shall show the number of the case.

   (C) Orders: All proposed orders shall be by separate document and not a part of any other pleadings.

   (D) Copies.

   (1) For electronically filed cases in a civil action, the clerk shall provide copies of the initial pleading, together with all exhibits, or shall return the summons to the filing party electronically for attachment of copies for service.

   (2) For cases not filed electronically, upon the initial filing of a civil action, there shall be presented to the clerk clear and legible duplicate copies of each pleading, together with all exhibits, in sufficient number to provide one copy for each adverse party.

   (3) After the filing of the initial pleading, all other pleadings shall be served upon all opposing parties or their counsel pursuant to Neb. Ct. R. of Pldg. § 6-1105. Proof of service shall be as provided in § 6-1105(d).

   (E) Identification of Attorney: The name, address, Nebraska attorney identification number, email address, and the telephone number of the attorney handling the matter shall be stated on each pleading. Signatures shall be as provided in Neb. Ct. R. App. P. § 2-201(M).

   (F) Criminal Case Informations: Informations in criminal cases shall cite the statute under which each count of the information is brought and shall cite the class of offense and statute prescribing the penalty. A proposed amended pleading that is filed prior to obtaining leave of the court shall have no operative effect until the court grants leave to amend.

   (G) Improperly Filed Pleadings: Any pleading which does not conform to these rules will be subject to a motion to strike from the file or such other action as the court deems proper.

   (H) Attorneys: Active status verification. The court’s automated case management system may notify a court clerk that a filing has been received from an attorney who does not have an active license to practice law in Nebraska. Upon receipt of this notice, the clerk shall attempt to verify the attorney’s status as active. If the clerk cannot do so, the clerk shall notify the judge assigned to the case. If no judge has been assigned to the case, the clerk shall notify the presiding judge. See Neb. Rev. Stat. § 7-101.

§ 6-1503(H) amended May 8, 2013; § 6-1503(E) amended September 24, 2014, effective January 1, 2015; § 6-1503 amended June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022; § 6-1503 amended November 17, 2021, effective January 1, 2022.