Trial or hearing on the merits of a case should be within the following time limits from date of filing:
|Criminal Cases||6 months|
|Domestic Relations Cases||9 months|
|Civil Cases-Nonjury||1 year|
|Civil Cases-Jury||18 months|
|Misdemeanor and Traffic Offenses-Nonjury||60 days|
|Misdemeanor and Traffic Offenses-Jury||6 months|
|Civil Cases||6 months|
|Preliminary Hearings||As soon as possible but no more than 30 days|
Final disposition of probate cases should be within 1 year from filing except when a federal estate tax return is required, and in that event 18 months. A longer interval may be approved where deemed necessary because of extraordinary eventualities, such as exceptionally complicated discovery, stabilization or injury in personal injury cases, or settlement of financial affairs in complex cases.
(A) Notwithstanding any federal or state law providing for a longer period, the juvenile shall not be held in detention for more than 48 hours without a probable cause hearing being conducted by the appropriate judicial authority.
(B) Adjudication hearings in dependent/neglect cases under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43‑247(3)(a) should be held within 90 days of filing of the petition, except in cases with exceptional complications, in which cases adjudication should be held within 180 days. Adjudication hearings in law violation cases should be held within 180 days of filing of the petition.
Rule 3(A) – (D) adopted March 19, 1997. Renumbered and codified as § 6-103, effective July 18, 2008.