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§ 1-306. Terms of use.

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   Digital signatures may be used by authorized court personnel in the issuance of all documents produced:

   (A) By the JUSTICE system or automated Docket application under the control of the JUSTICE system, including, but not limited to, orders and warrants.

   (1) The JUSTICE system and the Docket application are maintained by the Nebraska Supreme Court for exclusive use by authorized court personnel.

   (2) JUSTICE is the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Case and Financial Management System for Nebraska trial courts.

   (3) Docket is a JUSTICE system application which provides interactive programs designed to record judicial proceedings in the courtroom thereby creating a printed record for a judge to digitally sign and issue an official document.

   (B) By the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Case Management System under the control of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, including, but not limited to, orders.

   (1) The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Case Management System provides interactive programs designed to support the court’s adjudicatory and administrative functions.

   (2) The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Case Management System is maintained by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court for exclusive use by authorized court personnel.

   (C) By the Appellate Courts Case Management System under the control of the Nebraska Supreme Court, including, but not limited, to orders. The Appellate Courts Case Management System is maintained by the Nebraska Supreme Court for exclusive use by authorized court personnel of the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

   (D) For all procedural and statutory purposes, a document with a digital signature by authorized court personnel shall have the same force and effect as a document with a manual or handwritten signature by the same authorized court personnel.

   (E) Unauthorized use of any court’s case management system will invalidate the document which was issued through the unauthorized application.

   (F) The designated original of any document is the case file copy with the digital signature affixed by the authorized court personnel and file stamped by the clerk.

§ 1-306(A)(2) and (C) amended February 2, 2012.

 

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