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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)
http://supremecourt.ne.gov/press/guide.shtml

• Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site
http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/

• Judicial Branch Web page “For the Press”
http://supremecourt.ne.gov/press/

Reference Information

• Reporters Guide to Media Law and Nebraska Courts
http://www.nebar.com/pdfs/public_info/reporters-guide-2005.pdf

• Nebraska Bar-Press Guidelines
http://supremecourt.ne.gov/press/bar-guidelines.shtml

• Journalist’s Guide to the Federal Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/journalistguide/welcome.html

• Glossary of Legal Terms
http://supremecourt.ne.gov/press/glossary.shtml

• Public Access to Nebraska State Court Records and Proceedings
http://www.nebarfnd.org//images/pdf/organization/people_comm/gless_essay.pdf

• Public Access Checklist
http://www.nebarfnd.org//images/pdf/organization/people_comm/gless_checklist.pdf

Trial Court Information and Online Case Look up

• JUSTICE: On-line Case Information for Nebraska Trial Courts
(available by subscription)
http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/court-information-tech/justice-subscriber-info.shtml

• Trial Court Calendar Search
(no subscription – all county courts, most district courts)
http://www.nebraska.gov/courts/calendar/index.cgi

Topics/FAQ’s

• Judicial Independence
Judicial Independence News and Resources (AJS)
http://www.ajs.org/cji/cji_resources.asp

• Merit Selection
State Judicial Selections (AJS)
http://www.ajs.org/selection/sel_stateselect.asp

Links

• Workers’ Compensation Court
http://www.wcc.ne.gov

• Federal Court System - Nebraska
http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/

• Nebraska State Bar Association
http://www.nebar.com/

• National Center for State Courts
A comprehensive listing of State, International and Federal Courts
http://www.ncsconline.org/

• American Bar Association
http://www.abanet.org/home.html

• American Bar Association's Lawlink
http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/lawlink/home.html

• American Judicature Society
A nonpartisan organization of judges, lawyers, and non-legally trained citizens interested in the administration of justice
http://www.ajs.org/

• Nebraska Press Association
http://www.nebpress.com/

• Nebraska Broadcasters Association
http://www.ne-ba.org/

• Nebraska Unicameral Legislature
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/web/public/home

• U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

• FindLaw
A Comprehensive Legal Site Search Engine
http://www.findlaw.com/
 

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