Rule X. Miscellaneous Rules

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Rule X. Miscellaneous Rules

   A. Case plans and court reports shall be delivered to all counsel, parties, and the court at least 5 days prior to the hearing.

   B. Guardian ad litem reports shall be delivered to all counsel, parties, and the court at least 2 days prior to the hearing. The guardian ad litem shall utilize a form approved by the court.

   C. Counsel shall inform the court's bailiff if an interpreter is needed for any hearing so that arrangements can be made to obtain an appropriate interpreter.

   D. Counsel representing incarcerated parents shall request a transportation order or request to appear in an alternative manner sufficiently in advance from the court’s bailiff if the party wants to be present.

   E. All children under the court’s jurisdiction as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-247(3)(a) are encouraged to be present in court in person or via video conferencing upon request and approval of the court at the dispositional hearing and at every review hearing.

   F. Parties shall provide financial statements for child support as ordered by the court and shall submit said statements and any requests for deviations 10 days in advance of any child support hearing. The parties shall exchange calculations 3 days in advance of the hearing.

   G. Once juvenile court jurisdiction is terminated or the juvenile's counsel withdraws or is no longer counsel, the juvenile's counsel shall destroy any printed probation reports or evaluations, and shall permanently delete all electronic copies of probation reports and/or evaluations.

      H. All parties are expected to appear in person for all hearings unless otherwise permitted by the assigned judge. Consistent with Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-278 and/or Rule XII of the Rules of Practice and Procedure in the Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County, counsel and litigants may appear via Zoom videoconferencing for good cause shown by contacting the judge’s bailiff as far in advance as is practicable. If Zoom accommodations are made for any requesting individual, only that individual will be granted access to the proceeding by Zoom. For nonevidentiary hearing, each courtroom will make Zoom available during Lincoln Public School “snow days” unless otherwise communicated to counsel.

Rule X amended May 17, 2023.