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Media Resource Guide

The purpose of this resource page is to assist journalists covering the courts by providing news, background materials and helpful links about the Judicial Branch.

These links to outside sources are provided for the convenience of our users, and their inclusion on our web site does not, in any way, imply endorsement. The Nebraska State Bar Foundation has no responsibility for the content or maintenance of these sites. Clicking on a link will open a new browser window for that site. This window will remain open.

The Nebraska Bar Foundation works with many experienced attorneys across the state. If you need assistance with a story you are working on and don’t have a resource, please feel free to give us a call at 402-475-1042, and we will locate an attorney who is knowledgeable about your topic.

General Information/Judicial System Structure

• Overview of the Court System (Citizen’s Guide to State Courts)

• Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site

• Judicial Branch Web page “For the Press”

Reference Information

• Reporters Guide to Media Law and Nebraska Courts

• Nebraska Bar-Press Guidelines

• Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts

• Glossary of Legal Terms

• Public Access to Nebraska State Court Records and Proceedings

• Public Access Checklist

Trial Court Information and Online Case Look up

• JUSTICE: On-line Case Information for Nebraska Trial Courts
(available by subscription)

• Trial Court Calendar Search
(no subscription – all county courts, most district courts)


• Judicial Independence
Judicial Independence News and Resources (AJS)

• Merit Selection
State Judicial Selections (AJS)


• Workers’ Compensation Court

• Federal Court System - Nebraska

• Nebraska State Bar Association

• National Center for State Courts
A comprehensive listing of State, International and Federal Courts

• American Bar Association

• American Bar Association's Lawlink

• American Judicature Society
A nonpartisan organization of judges, lawyers, and non-legally trained citizens interested in the administration of justice

• Nebraska Press Association

• Nebraska Broadcasters Association

• Nebraska Unicameral Legislature

• U.S. Supreme Court

• FindLaw
A Comprehensive Legal Site Search Engine

Law-Related Education