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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Douglas County District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Douglas County, Nebraska, and resources applicable to all courts in Nebraska.
Searching Case Records
Nebraska Court Records
Search Nebraska court records through this fee-based service offering limited case record information for all County Courts and District Courts. Search options include party name, county, case type, judge, and attorney.
Nebraska Criminal History Reports
The Nebraska State Patrol provides instructions for requesting a criminal history report, with link to an online request procedure. A fee applies.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Nebraska District and County Court Calendars
Search Nebraska District and County Court calendars by court type, county, and date or last name. Download apps to perform search on mobile devices.
Published opinions and orders
Nebraska Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Nebraska Attorney General legal opinions by opinion number, title, keyword, and date.
Forms and related information
Douglas County District Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Douglas County District Court, including mental health, accounting, child support, case records request, protection orders, and filing new cases. Complete and submit an online form to reserve case file for viewing.
Nebraska Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Nebraska courts, including forms designed specifically for self-represented parties, Spanish versions, and official court forms designed for attorneys but also available for public use. Forms may be searched by type, category, title, language, and form set.
Nebraska Self-Help Forms
Access an automated form service that uses an online interview to create court forms, organized by topic.
Online fine payments
Pay Nebraska Traffic Citations, Court Fines and Judgments, and Garnishments
Pay traffic citations that do not require a court appearance by county, citation number and date, contact information, and payment amount. Pay fines and judgments in criminal, traffic, civil, small claims, and juvenile cases, or pay business garnishments, by county, court type, and case number. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Douglas County Adult Drug Court
View information about Douglas County Adult Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems. Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and a petition form are included.
Douglas County Young Adult Court
View information about Douglas County Young Adult Court, an alternative program of District Court for felony offenders up to age 25 which can result in reduction of charges.
Douglas County District Court Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about protection orders, record searches, name changes, divorce, and child support in Douglas County District Court.
Douglas County Domestic Violence Information
The Douglas County Attorney's Office offers information about services to victims of domestic violence, including contacts, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional online resources.
Douglas County Domestic Violence Services and Resources
The Domestic Violence Council provides domestic violence victims in Douglas County with a 24-hour hotline, information about domestic violence, local resources and contacts including intervention programs for batterers, and safety planning.
Douglas County Family Law Information
View information about alimony/spousal support, child support, and protection orders in Douglas County District Court. Forms for domestic abuse protection orders and harassment protection orders are included.
Douglas County Family Mediation
View information about District Court Conciliation and Mediation Services, which provides required parent education, and mediation and facilitation of parenting plans, to parties in domestic relations cases that involve children. Information for parents and parenting program online sign-up are provided.
Douglas County Law Library
View information about the Honorable Michael W. Amdor Memorial Law Library, including location, hours, and descriptions of available materials.
Douglas County Mental Health Commitment Information
View information about Mental Health Board petitions for involuntary commitment in Douglas County District Court, including filing instructions and a petition and intake information form.
Douglas County Self-Represented Divorce Instructions
View and download instructions for filing a divorce without an attorney in Douglas County District Court, including links to additional resources and forms. Click the "Pro Se Divorce with Children.docx" link.
Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts
View information about Nebraska problem-solving courts, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders and include drug courts, family treatment courts, DUI courts, and young adult courts. Contact information and an interactive map are provided.
Nebraska Court Rules
View the rules of Nebraska trial courts. Click the "External Court Rules" link in the left column for links to local District, County, and Juvenile Court rules and Workers' Compensation Court rules.
Nebraska Child Support Services
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including making or changing a child support order, locating absent parents, establishing paternity, and enforcement of child support orders.
Nebraska Consumer Protection
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office provides information about consumer protection and various types of fraud including senior, identity theft, telemarketing, and junk mail. Information about consumer complaint mediation and a complaint form are provided.
Nebraska Parenting and Divorce Information
View information about parenting and divorce, including self-help divorce, parenting education, mediation, parenting plans, child support, and visitation.
Nebraska Court Self-Help Resources
The Nebraska Online Legal Self-Help Center offers information about the court system, definitions of legal terms, general trial court procedure, representing yourself in court, legal self-help centers, law libraries, and some specific legal issues such as divorce, child support, protection orders, guardianship, conservatorship, garnishments, name changes, and small claims cases.
Nebraska Crime Victim's Information
View and download brochures for crime victims in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Information includes links to resources, victims' rights and duties, an explanation of the criminal justice system, victim's reparation, protection orders, victim notification, and a glossary of terms.
Nebraska Crime Victim's Reparations
The Nebraska Crime Victim’s Reparations Program provides financial assistance to crime victims, including medical, funeral, and counseling expenses; and loss of wages and earnings power. Instructions and links to a downloadable brochure and claim form are provided.
Nebraska Criminal History Information
The Lincoln Police Department provides information about types and sources of criminal histories, and suggestions for performing a criminal history check.
Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services and Programs
View a directory of Nebraska domestic violence and sexual assault programs, including counties served, contact information, and links to websites.
Nebraska Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Nebraska, including local housing counseling agencies and a link to legal aid providers.
Nebraska Mediation Information
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Location and contact information for mediation centers is included.
Creighton University Law Library
View information about the Klutznik Law Library at Creighton University School of Law, including hours, location, available materials and services, and an online catalog.
Search Nebraska laws by keyword or statute section number, or browse Nebraska Revised Statutes and Constitution by chapter and article.
Nebraska Legal Information and Resources
Legal Aid of Nebraska offers links to legal information by topic, including bankruptcy, employment, family law, housing, wills and estates, rural issues, special education, and many other legal subjects. Also click "Represent Yourself" for information for parties without an attorney, including automated forms, family law, domestic abuse protection orders, setting aside a conviction, a legal dictionary, and directories of Access to Justice and Nebraska State Bar Association self-help centers.
Nebraska Bar Legal Information
The Nebraska State Bar Association offers online information on many legal topics in English and Spanish, including bankruptcy, being a witness, housing, custody and visitation, employment, legal fees, no-fault divorce, wills, and rights when arrested.
Nebraska State Library
View information about the Nebraska State Library, which contains legal materials for public use. Location, description of available materials, and policies are included. A link to the online Library Catalog is in the left column.
Nebraska Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about traffic laws, drivers' and motor vehicle licenses, and requests for driver records.
University of Nebraska Law Library
View information about the Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Librar at the University of Nebraska Cpllege of Law, including location, hours, available materials and services, an online catalog, and links to legal research resources.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Douglas County Public Defender
View information about the Douglas County Public Defender, who provides criminal defense services to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, indigent parties facing involuntary mental health commitment, and some parents and juveniles in juvenile court and child support cases. Information includes policies, location, contacts, and links to additional resources.
Douglas County Victim Help
The Omaha-Douglas County Victim Assistance Program provides crime victims with court accompaniment, case status notification, information about victim's rights, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements and applications for victim's compensation, protection orders, and restitution.
Douglas County Bad Check Prosecution and Restitution
The Douglas County Attorney's Office offers information about bad check prosecution and restitution.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Omaha Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by online request form or telephone for a small fee, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer. The service area includes Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington Counties.
Complaints About Nebraska Attorneys
The Nebraska Judicial Branch offers information about how to file a grievance against a lawyer, online Rules of Professional Conduct, and other information related to complaints about attorneys.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
The Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project provides free and low-cost legal assistance to low-income residents. Application instructions and locations of Self Help Centers are provided.
Complaints About Nebraska Judges
The Nebraska Judicial Branch offers information about how to file a complaint against a judge, with a sample complaint form.
Nebraska Attorney Discipline Records
The Nebraska Judicial Branch lists online records of public orders of discipline against Nebraska attorneys since January 1, 1986. Records are listed alphabetically by attorney last name, and may be searched by last name.
Nebraska Free Legal Assistance
Legal Aid of Nebraska provides free legal assistance to low-income residents. Types of cases handled include family law, domestic violence, juvenile, consumer, bankruptcy, housing, benefits, employment, clearing a criminal record, health, wills, elder law, and some others. Contacts, office locations, and links to apply for help online or by telephone are provided.
Nebraska Lawyer Fee Disputes
View information about the Nebraska Legal Fee Arbitration plan, which helps resolves disputes about lawyers' fees. Links to rules, petition and answer forms, and a program brochure are provided.
Nebraska Lawyer Referral
The Nebraska State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service for a small fee, which includes and initial consultation with a lawyer. Application may be made by telephone or by completing an online form and submitting it by e-mail.
Search a directory of Nebraska State Bar Association active members in good standing by name, bar number, location, and area of practice. Access a link to the Nebraska Supreme Court Attorney Services Division official roster of attorneys licensed in Nebraska, searchable by name or county.
Nebraska Limited Scope Representation
View information about limited scope representation, in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, drafting briefs, coaching, court appearances for difficult parts of the case, and other tasks as agreed.