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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Douglas County Juvenile Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Douglas County, Nebraska, and resources applicable to all courts in Nebraska.
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
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Douglas County Law Library
View information about the Honorable Michael W. Amdor Memorial Law Library, including location, hours, and descriptions of available materials.
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 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 Guardianship and Conservatorship Information
View information about guardians and conservators, who manage the personal or financial affairs of people unable to make their own decisions. Links to education, forms, informational guides, and additional resources are included.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.