§ 6-1503. Pleadings.

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§ 6-1503. Pleadings.

   (A) Form: All pleadings shall be on 8½ x 11-inch paper; type shall be 12 point (10 pitch pica) and black in color. 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 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 and the docket and page numbers, and a proof of service shall be endorsed upon the original copy.

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

   (D) Copies: Upon request, parties shall immediately furnish to the clerk clear and legible copies of any pleading, order, judgment, exhibit, or any other matter of record, in such numbers as necessary to enable the clerk to comply with the provisions of any statute or rule. This direction includes, but is not limited to, requirements or service of process and preparation of records on appeal.

   (E) Identification of Attorney: All pleadings shall be signed by an individual attorney, whether for himself or herself or on behalf of a firm; the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and bar identification number shall be typed under all signatures of attorneys appearing on each pleading.

   (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.

   (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.