***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE US DISTRICT COURT -- PLEASE READ***

Thursday, March 9, 2006

The Clerk's Office of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska wishes to advise you of the following changes:

1. Congress recently increased the filing fees in federal courts. Effective April 9, 2006, the fee to file a civil case in district court will increase to $350. The fee to file an appeal with a circuit court will increase to $450. Fees to file bankruptcy cases have increased as well. See Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Pub. L. No. 109-171, ? 10001 (amending 28 U.S.C. ? 1913-1914)(Feb. 8, 2006).

2. The district court's Plans for Administration of the Federal Practice Fund and the Federal Practice Committee have been updated. The plans can be found on the court's Web site at http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/pom/crtplans/index.html.

3. The court has created a new event in CM/ECF called "Index-Continued." Experience has shown that the CM/ECF system will sometimes time out when users file an Index of Evidence with several large attachments. To avoid that problem, users can now create one or more attachments to the index, upload them to the system, then file the remaining attachments by using the "Index-Continued" event, which is found in the drop-down menu right below the "Index" event. Please keep in mind that no individual attachment may be more than 3 megabytes.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact the Clerk's Office at 402-661-7350.