Public Libraries Able to Access Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions Through Public Website

Free online access to the official published judicial opinions of the Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of Appeals will be available to the public beginning January 1, 2016, through the Nebraska Appellate Courts Online Library at

Public libraries serve as a valuable resource for self-represented litigants in the court system by providing access to computers, the Internet, printers, and other basic information about the law. Additionally, after January 1, 2016, public libraries will be able to offer the official certified opinions of the appellate courts free of charge using the online library.

Text-searchable opinions dating back to 1871 will be available for the Nebraska Supreme Court. The full collection of opinions of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, beginning with its establishment in 1992, will also be offered.

Permanent versions of all published opinions will be provided exclusively via the online library once formal printing of the Nebraska Advance Sheets and the Decisions of the Nebraska Court of Appeals ceases in June 2016.

Access via the online library allows the appellate courts to make their judicial opinions more easily available to the public.

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