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Trial Court Case Searches
Trial Court Case Searches

The trial courts are located in the 93 counties across the state.  Nebraska has one county court and one district court in each county.  The counties of Sarpy, Lancaster and Douglas all have a separate juvenile court.  The judicial branch provides statewide searches for case information across all the trial courts in the state.  Records come from the trial court case management system, known as JUSTICE.

Each case record includes such information as:

  • Case summary
  • Parties to the case
  • Offense Information (criminal only)
  • Financial information (costs/judgments assessed and paid)
  • Register of actions – a listing of documents filed by attorneys, court hearings, judge orders entered, etc.
  • Judge notes (if applicable)

Case records available through online searches are public record.  Most court filed documents are viewable online as electronic images.  When viewing a case online, document images will be available as clickable links.

Individuals or organizations who are interested in doing a single search by party name, can use the JUSTICE One-Time Court Case Search.  There is a $15 charge, and the search will return up to 30 records.  Please read the instructions carefully, and use the contact information provided in the footer of the application if you have questions.  Also, please note, there are no document images provided through this service.  You will only be able to view case information.

Individuals or organizations who are interested in doing multiple, frequent searches over time, should create a subscriber account through Nebraska.gov.  Each account has an annual $50 charge.  Up to 10 user names and passwords can be assigned to an account.  Any charges for accessing case information will be applied to the account holder and billed monthly.  General searches for lists of cases are free.  Searching criteria include:

Party name
Court type
Case type/subtype
County
Year
Judge
Attorney

Viewing the details of any case returned in a general search is $1.  There is no additional charge for accessing document images.

Searches can also be performed by Judgment Date and by Court Case Number.  Each of these searches is a $1 charge, with no additional charges for accessing document images.

Appellate Court Case Searches
Appellate Court Case Searches

The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The judicial branch provides searches for case information in both courts simultaneously.  Records come from the appellate court case management system, known as SCCALES, and require a subscriber account through Nebraska.gov.

Searches can be performed using the appellate court case number, or the original trial court case number.  Viewing the details of any case returned in a search is $1.  There is no additional charge for accessing document images.

Each case record includes such information as:

  • Case summary
  • Parties to the case
  • Register of actions – a listing of documents filed by attorneys, court hearings, judge orders entered, etc.
  • Final opinion (non-published) or disposition

Case records available through online searches are public record.  Most court filed documents are viewable online as electronic images.  When viewing a case online, document images will be available as clickable links.

Please note, if you are looking for a published opinion, you will want to visit the Nebraska Appellate Courts Online Library.