IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT - DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA

Friday, November 30, 2007

1. CM/ECF Down for Maintenance. The CM/ECF system will be down Monday, December 3, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. CST for system maintenance.

2. CM/ECF Version 3.1. The court will go live on CM/ECF Version 3.1 on Monday, December 3. An online demonstration of the new features is available on the court's Web site at http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/cmecf/captivate/v3.htm. Two changes merit special mention: The "free peek" is now restricted to case participants. In the new version of CM/ECF, only CM/ECF case participants will receive one free look at documents via the Notice of Electronic Filing. Attorneys who have signed up to receive notice but are not case participants will be charged a PACER fee. PACER users will be allowed remote access to judgments, opinions, and orders in Social Security appeal cases. Reports and Recommendations that Article III judges adopt by orders and designate as written opinions will also be available to PACER users. In addition, the court's Web site has instructions on creating cross-document hyperlinks in both WordPerfect and Word, and an interactive module on creating the hyperlinks in WordPerfect. See http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/cmecf/training.html. Other interactive on-line training is also available on the same Web page.

3. Clerk's Office Renovation. The Omaha District Court Clerk's Office will be "closed" for renovation December 4 - December 17. The renovation will not affect CM/ECF or any court hearings or trials scheduled during this period. During the renovation, the Omaha clerk's office staff will be working at alternate locations. We will accept pleadings at the Omaha bankruptcy clerk's office, suite 1125, and you may reach Omaha clerk's office staff by e-mail or by calling (402) 661-7350. The Lincoln clerk's office is not affected by the Omaha renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience the renovation might cause.

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If you have any questions, please contact the clerk's office, 402-661-7350 (Omaha) or 402-437-5225 (Lincoln).