§ 6-601. Definitions; interim use by non-attorney users; sunset.

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§ 6-601. Definitions; interim use by non-attorney users; sunset.

   (A) "Fax" means to transmit and reproduce a facsimile of an original document by electronic means.

   (B) Until May 1, 2024, unless advanced or extended by the Nebraska Supreme Court, every court in the State of Nebraska shall accept for filing by a non-attorney a fax transmission of any pleading, motion, or other document, except for briefs in the appellate courts, subject to prepayment of statutory filing fees. A party who is represented by a Nebraska attorney cannot utilize fax filing, and the party shall file all documents through the attorney as provided by Neb. Ct. R. § 2-201 et seq.

   (C) Prohibition by Nebraska attorneys; limited exception. The use of fax machines by Nebraska attorneys for filing any document in any Nebraska court is prohibited except as allowed in the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court rules and as allowed by Neb. Ct. R. § 2-213(C) governing extended system unavailability.

Rule 1 amended March 10, 1993; amended September 18, 1996. Renumbered and codified as § 6-601, effective July 18, 2008; § 6-601 amended June 9, 2021, effective January 1, 2022; § 6-601 amended April 13, 2022.