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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Howard County District Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Howard County, Nebraska, and resources applicable to all courts in Nebraska.
Search court 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
View Nebraska Attorney General legal opinions by opinion number, title, 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
Legal Aid of Nebraska offers an automated form service that uses an online interview to create court forms, organized by topic. Links to the topics are under "Electronic Self-Help Resources" in the middle of the page.
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
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. Information about consumer complaint mediation and a complaint form 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 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 Resources
View a directory of Nebraska domestic violence and sexual assault programs, including counties served, contact information, and 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 legal information by topic. Also select the "Get Help - Help Yourself (Access to Justice)" link for automated forms and additional self-help resources including Nebraska State Bar Association Self-Help Centers.
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
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.
Complaints About Nebraska Judges
The Nebraska Judicial Branch offers information about how to file a complaint against a judge.
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.
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. Select "Get Help - Apply for Legal Aid Services" for application instructions and telephone contacts. Select "How We Help" for links to the types of cases handled. Select "About - Our Locations" for links to office locations and their contact information.
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.