News and Media Information

News and Media Information

Reporters with questions about covering the courts in Nebraska should feel free to contact the Supreme Court Public Information Officer.

JUSTICE and SSCALES Case Search – Trial and Appellate Court case information available to subscribers

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Reporting on Courts in Nebraska

Reporters' Guide to Nebraska Trial Court Procedures

General Resources

Nebraska State Judicial System

Administrative Resources

Cameras in Nebraska Courts: Expanded Media Coverage in Nebraska Trial Courts

“Expanded media coverage” includes broadcasting, televising, electronic recording, or photographing of judicial proceedings for the purpose of gathering and disseminating news to the public.






  • Nebraska Trial Courts
    • Article 20: Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage in Nebraska Trial Courts 

Media outlets needing a quick check of court calendars (not all included) can check the statewide calendar for upcoming cases. Information is populated through the JUSTICE Case Management System:

For specific case information including attorneys and filings:

Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals

  • § 2-117. Media coverage of proceedings before the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Media outlets wanting courtroom video of Supreme Court or Court of Appeals arguments for editing and rebroadcast of should review the court calendar and send an email to the Supreme Court Public Information Officer (link sends e-mail) requesting a drop box link to the courtroom video file.  If requests are made at least a week prior to argument, Nebraska Educational Television with switch cameras between the judges and the attorney podium.

Court Case Information in JUSTICE

All journalists are encouraged to subscribe to to access both trial court and appellate court case information including images of filed documents from any location at any time.  Subscription services include a search of JUSTICE records by judgment date.

Media can access the same information available by subscription through on a public access terminal available at each county courthouse during business hours.

Note: Imaged documents are not available on the one-time search option through JUSTICE - journalists using the one-time search option must contact the court directly for imaged documents including court orders.

Journalist Educational Resources

For Student Journalists