Nebraska State Courts
Nebraska’s judicial system has one federal district court. There is also a network of trial courts that have different jurisdictions, some over subject-matter cases within the state. These trial courts can feed into the court of appeals if there are issues to resolve, and finally a state supreme court, which has the highest jurisdiction over the state system.
Federal lawsuits that need to originate in the state can go through The United States District Court for the District of Nebraska and any of the appeals from this court go to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Nebraska has a federal bankruptcy court, which deals exclusively with issues pertaining to bankruptcy. The United States bankruptcy court, District of Nebraska.
Within the trial courts of Nebraska there are 12 district courts, which can hear civil cases or even felony cases that involve monetary values of over $51,000. Sometimes, appeals can be heard here that have come from lower courts.
Some of these lower courts include the Nebraska county courts. Every county (93) has its own county court. They handle all sorts of misdemeanor cases and felonies that fall under $51,000 in monetary value. Small claims courts are one of the county court divisions, and these deal with smaller dollar values.
There are Juvenile Courts to deal with cases relating to younger people, and there is even a specific Workers’ Compensation Court that deals with disputes relating to worker settlements.
Nebraska also has “Problem-Solving Courts” which handle domestic issues, drug charges and some minor community problems.
|Nebraska Supreme Court
|Room 2413, State Capitol 1445 K Street, P.O. Box 98910 Lincoln, NE 68509
Intermediate and Supreme Courts
The intermediate court for appeals in the state is The Nebraska Court of Appeals. It was first established in the 1990s and is in the capital of the state, Lincoln. Six judges sit within the court and deal with issues before they have to be dealt with by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Nebraska is the court of last resort. Appeals not resolved in the other courts can eventually end up in the Supreme Court, where they can rule on a final verdict. Seven judges are in situ in the Supreme Court.
Types of Courts in Nebraska
How to Find Nebraska Court Records Online
You can use our search tool to find court records from Nebraska. Nebraska’s public records have been a matter of public interest since the 1800s. Transparency between government and citizens allows people to look up details such as plea and sentencing information and other court records. Much of this is now digitized and searchable online for you to view and copy. In rare cases, you may have to specifically contact the court in question to access records. These records are dealt with by Nebraska’s government at 2413 State Capitol.