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Rule 4-17. Miscellaneous

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   A. Outside Judge. A district judge from outside this district shall not be called to hear a case without the approval of the presiding judge, and all requests for assistance from outside the district shall be channeled through the presiding judge.

   B. Senior Practice. A law student who is certified as eligible for senior practice in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Court of Nebraska may appear and participate in proceedings in District Court only in the actual presence of the supervising attorney, who shall in each proceeding introduce the student to the judge and request affirmative consent to the student's participation.

   C. Restraining Orders. Restraining orders, orders for attachment or garnishment prior to judgment, orders granting leave to depose witnesses less than 20 days after the commencement of the action, and similar orders will not be considered until a petition is filed. A copy of the petition, any necessary motions, the docket sheet, and a proposed order must be presented at the time of hearing.

   D. Official Newspaper. The Daily Record is the official court newspaper for the purpose of publishing court calls, default dismissals, cases reinstated for trial, and such matters including notices to attorneys, notices regarding jury panels, and all other matters left to the discretion of the court.

   E. Witness Fees. When a person is subpoenaed or appears voluntarily as a witness in any case, it shall be the duty of the party at whose instance the witness appeared to see that the attendance of such witness is properly registered with the Clerk of the court. In the absence of such being done, it shall not be incumbent upon the Clerk to tax fees for such witnesses as costs in the case on trial; provided, however, that upon motion for retaxing costs the court may order such fees taxed as costs.

   F. Garnishment Proceedings. Upon receipt by the Clerk of a debtor's request for hearing on a garnishment proceeding, the Clerk shall promptly enter the request into the computer for assignment to a judge and generation of a notice directed to the judgment creditor, which shall be delivered promptly to the Court Administrator who shall mail it to the judgment creditor. The notice shall include the title and number of the case, the date of receipt by the Clerk of the request for hearing, the name of the judge to whom the hearing is assigned, a requirement that the judgment creditor schedule the hearing with the judge's bailiff within 10 days of the date of the filing of the judgment debtor's request, and that the judgment creditor promptly give notice of the hearing to the judgment debtor.

Adopted effective December 29, 1995.

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