The Nebraska Judicial Branch is making Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals case information available to the public through the court’s online court case search system. Using the appellate case search feature, individuals are now able to search cases and view filed briefs, motions, and other documents in both the trial and appellate levels of court.
“Adding Supreme Court and Court of Appeals case searches to our online system allows users to follow a case from beginning to end; from the first court filing through the final appeal. We appreciate all of the work that has been done to add this service,” said State Court Administrator Corey Steel.
Searches are designed to be user-friendly and convenient. Once a case is located, users are able to retrieve case details and view scanned images of documents.
The system was created through a partnership between the Nebraska Judicial Branch and Nebraska.gov under the direction the Nebraska Supreme Court’s technology committee, chaired by Justice William Cassel. Cassel stated, “This is the next step in our implementation of a totally paperless, horizontally and vertically integrated case management and information system. Electronic copies of court files have recently begun flowing from the trial courts to the appellate courts. The filed documents and case entry information at the appellate level are now available to litigants, lawyers, and the general public via the Internet. The next step will be to enable litigants and lawyers to electronically file briefs, motions, and similar documents in the appellate courts in much the same way that electronic filing is now done in the trial courts. I am hopeful that this next feature will be added by the end of this year.”
All case searches are available through a standard subscription to Nebraska.gov.