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March 2, 2010

Need legal forms?

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Free legal forms available online are definitely among our most-requested items. The Nebraska Judicial Branch has added a lot of forms to their web site.

From the web site: "This page provides access to the forms currently available to the legal community, local courts and the public through the Administrative Office of the Courts. These forms are from Supreme Court rules, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Pro Se Litigation and other organizations. They are organized under the court in which they are used, or you may enter the topic or title of the form in the search box above for quicker access.

If you are interested in representing yourself in court, there are a number of forms designed specifically for your use. The Self Help page of this Web site contains forms, instructions and resources. "

Other sources for legal forms are linked from our NebraskAccess page
Where Can I Find Nebraska Legal/Business Forms?


March 4, 2010

Nebraskans and Health Insurance

Entry Categories: News   State Documents  

You may have seen newspaper articles about this new report from the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Nebraska Health Insurance Coverage: A Profile of the Characteristics of the Insured and Uninsured:

Some highlights:

About 190,000 Nebraskans are not covered by any form of health insurance, equating to
an uninsured rate of 11 percent for the state.

Health insurance coverage through an employer or union provides the bulk of Nebraska’s
health insurance (1.1 million persons covered or 57 percent of all coverage plans).

In Nebraska, more than 12 percent of men did not have health insurance, versus about 9
percent of women.

Uninsured rates are highest among those of college age (18-24 years, 22 percent) and
those of early working age (25-34 years, 17 percent). Nearly universal coverage exists
among those 65 and older due to eligibility for Medicare. Uninsured rates are relatively
low among children under 18 and those aged 55-64 (7 and 8 percent respectively).

Nebraska uninsured rates are higher among minority population groups. Uninsured rates
are highest among Hispanics and Blacks, at 28 and 22 percent respectively, compared to
8 percent for non-Hispanic Whites. Differentials in health insurance coverage rates by
race and ethnicity are larger in Nebraska than those that exist nationally.

Uninsured rates are quite high among Nebraska’s foreign born population (35 percent),
especially those foreign born residents who, regardless of legal residence status, are not
United States citizens (45 percent).

Those experiencing economic hardships have higher uninsured rates, as 42 percent of the
unemployed, 28 percent of those in poverty, and 21 percent of those receiving food
stamps did not have health insurance.

The uninsured rate declines for each successive increase among educational attainment
categories, ranging from 26 percent among those aged 25 and older with no high school
education, to only 2 percent of those with a graduate or professional degree.


March 16, 2010

C-SPAN Archives are Online

Entry Categories: News  

Those of us who love to watch government "as it happens" are fans of C-SPAN , the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network which broadcasts government proceedings and public affairs programming. True afficiandos can now watch archival C-SPAN broadcasts via the C-SPAN Video Library at

The site currently has more than 160,000 hours of footage dating back to 1987. There are also about 10,000 hours of pre-1987 footage which will be formatted for the Web and added at a later date. The advanced search option allows searching by name, date, topic, and other options. Want to see the Clinton Impeachment hearings? Karl Rove testifying? It's all there.

Be prepared for a time lag before the search results appear.


March 17, 2010

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

Entry Categories: News  

Have you ever wondered who is in charge of cyber-security in the federal government?

US-CERT is charged with providing response support and defense against cyber attacks for the Federal Civil Executive Branch (.gov) and information sharing and collaboration with state and local government, industry and international partners. US-CERT interacts with federal agencies, industry, the research community, state and local governments, and others to disseminate reasoned and actionable cyber security information to the public. US-CERT also provides a way for citizens, businesses, and other institutions to communicate and coordinate directly with the United States government about cyber security. The alerts and tips tab links to information about the latest reported vulnerabilities.

Check it out at


March 25, 2010

New Publications Received at the Library Commission

Entry Categories: State Documents  

Click here to see a list of publications received 02/23/10-03/23/10.



This page contains all What's Up Doc articles for March 2010. They are listed from oldest to newest.

Many more can be found on the main page or by looking through the archives.