ATTENTION: Changes Effective January 1, 2022
Fax Filings Not Allowed
Effective January 1, 2022, Nebraska Supreme Court Rule §2-212(D) will not allow
attorneys or self-represented litigants to fax pleadings, motions, or documents related
to a pending matter to Nebraska State Courts for filing in a case. Courts are also not
required to maintain fax machines. Beginning on January 1, 2022, attorneys are
required to use the court’s efiling system. Litigants not represented by an attorney will
continue to file paper documents with the court.
Efiling Required for Attorneys
Effective January 1, 2022, Nebraska Supreme Court Rule §2-202 makes electronic filing,
service and notice mandatory for all attorneys in Nebraska Trial and Appellate Courts,
unless specifically exempted under the rules.
Any paper filing presented to court staff by an attorney after January 1, 2022, will be
received by the clerk without a file stamp. The document shall be taken to the judge at
the earliest opportunity for a determination as to whether a file stamp should be
Email Addresses for Attorneys and Non-Attorney Court Users
Effective January 1, 2022, Nebraska Supreme Court Rule §2-208 requires clerks of court
to send orders, notices and other court entries by email to all attorneys and non-
attorney court users who have provided email addresses.
Non-attorney users with an email address shall register an email address with the court
before filing a document with the court or upon notice from the court to do so. Those
who do not have the ability to receive email will have to explain why they cannot get an
email address to use for court notices.
After January 1, 2022, when a document is recorded in JUSTICE without an email
address for the person making the filing, JUSTICE will print a “Registration of Email
Address for Self Represented Litigant” for staff to mail to the litigant. The form will
allow the litigant to submit the required email address or give the court a reason why
one cannot be provided.