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§ 2-200. Definitions.

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   (A) Appellate Court Electronic Filing System. Electronic filing system (appellate E-Filing System) approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court for filing of certificates, briefs, motions, transcripts, bills of exceptions, presentence investigation reports, and other papers (documents) by attorneys, court reporters, and probation offices via the Internet through the court-authorized service provider.

   (B) Electronic Filing.

   (1) Appellate Court Electronic Filing (appellate E-Filing) is the transmission of documents to the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals via the appellate E-Filing System. All documents electronically received by the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals by 11:59:59 p.m. Central time shall be deemed to have been filed on that date.

   (2) Trial Court Electronic Filing (trial E-Filing) is as defined in Neb. Ct. R. § 6-401(B). Any court, commission, or tribunal that has its own E-Filing rules approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court shall be included as a trial court for purposes of trial E-Filing within the meaning of these rules.

   (C) Appellate Court Electronic Service. Appellate Court Electronic Service (appellate E-Service) is the transmission of documents via the appellate E-Filing System. Any attorney who has registered to use the appellate E-Filing System thereby agrees to receive service of any document via the appellate E-Filing System. All documents electronically received by the appellate E-Filing System for service by 11:59:59 p.m. Central time shall be deemed to have been served on that date. Where a participating attorney uses appellate E-Filing to file a document, service on any other participating attorney shall be made and proved by appellate E-Service. Where service is required upon a nonparticipating attorney or upon an unrepresented party, the participating attorney shall use appellate E-Service to generate the proof of service and shall certify therein the actual method of service used to serve the nonparticipating attorney or unrepresented party.

   (D) Appellate Court Electronic Notice. Appellate Court Electronic Notice (appellate E-Notice) is the electronic transmission of notices, opinions, minute entries, court calls, and any other dispositional order or information from the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to any attorney who has registered his or her e-mail address with the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals under § 2‑220.

   (E) Portable Document Format.

   (1) Portable document format (PDF) is an open standard for electronic document exchange maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). A PDF is an electronic file, bearing the file extension “.pdf” containing a computer-readable, ready-to-print image of a document, capable of being viewed with a recent version of Adobe Reader or similar software.

   (2) Original documents filed through appellate E-Filing, such as motions or briefs, must be generated from their electronic source documents (such as word processing files) in PDF format by appropriate software and may not be scanned from paper. Otherwise, the text of any scanned documents must be searchable by optical character recognition, or provided to the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals with a request for optical character recognition. The Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals may require the re-scanning, optical character recognition, or re-creation of any PDF that reached the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals in unreadable condition or in violation of these Rules. This requirement does not apply to certified, notarized, or authenticated documents; scanning of such documents without optical character recognition is acceptable.

   (3) PDF documents filed through appellate E-Filing shall not be secured with a password or encrypted in any fashion. Any document filed through appellate E-filing that is secured with a password or encrypted in any fashion may be rejected as set forth in § 2-222.

   (F) JUSTICE. Judicial User System To Improve Court Efficiency (JUSTICE) is the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Case and Financial Management System for Nebraska trial courts.

   (G) SCCALES. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Legal Entries System (SCCALES) is the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Case and Financial Management System for Nebraska appellate courts.

   (H) E-Mail Address.

   (1) Any attorney registered for appellate E-Notice shall receive all correspondence electronically from the following e-mail address: nsc.justicebas@nebraska.gov. User e-mail accounts should be set up to receive all e-mails from that e-mail address.

   (2) Any attorney registered for trial and appellate E-Filing and E-Service shall receive all correspondence electronically from the following e-mail address: ne-support@egov.com. User e-mail accounts should be set up to receive all e-mails from that e-mail address.

   (I) System-To-System Transfer. System-To-System Transfer is the electronic transfer of transcripts, certified copies of notices of appeal, and other case information between the trial courts and the appellate courts via JUSTICE and SCCALES. Upon development of software and upon implementation and approval by the Nebraska Supreme Court, reference to JUSTICE shall include other case management systems maintained by any other court, commission, or tribunal in the State of Nebraska. 

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