District Court

Original Jurisdiction

District Courts have original jurisdiction in all:

  • Felony cases
  • Equity cases
  • Domestic relations cases
  • Civil cases where the amount in controversy involves more than $53,000

Appellate Jurisdiction

District Courts have appellate jurisdiction in:

  • Certain matters arising out of County Court
  • Administrative appeals, where they review the record of testimony and evidence from the lower court or tribunal and issue an opinion and ruling in the case

District Court decisions may be appealed to the Nebraska Court of Appeals and/or to the Nebraska Supreme Court. Clerks of District Court also act as Acceptance Agents for obtaining passports, as well as Jury Commissioner for their county.

We will be happy to help you if we can. However, this office is not staffed with licensed attorneys, therefore, this office can not and will not give you legal advice.

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