Legal Aid of Nebraska provides both electronic tools as well as in-person clinics for certain types of legal issues where Nebraskans may be empowered to help themselves solve their own legal issues with limited assistance or no assistance from our attorneys.
Both the Lincoln and Omaha offices of Legal Aid of Nebraska operate walk-in “Access To Justice” clinics several days every week, where visitors may receive legal advice from one of our attorneys. Pre-registration for these clinics is not required, but a brief intake form will need to be filled out when you arrive. The Lincoln and Omaha walk-in clinics are first-come, first-serve. The hours for these clinics are as follows:
- Omaha: Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Lincoln: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location information for the Lincoln and Omaha offices where the Access To Justice walk-in clinics operate can be found here.
In addition, our offices across the state offer a variety of other self-help “Access to Justice” programming, including bankruptcy preparation clinics and child support modification clinics. Pre-registration is required for these. For more information about clinics hours and how to register for our non-walk-in clinics, please visit the community calendar page:
Electronic Self-Help Resources.
Legal Aid of Nebraska has gathered the most common types of legal issues facing low-income Nebraskans and developed a number of electronic resources including automated court forms.
These resources are provided as a service to low-income Nebraskans to help them protect their legal rights and to understand their legal responsibilities. These resources are not for commercial use and charging for use in any way is prohibited. These resources are for low-income people who cannot afford legal assistance.
The use of these resources does not create an attorney/client relationship. Click here for the complete disclaimer.
Links to the self-help tools may be found below. Please also note that more, non-interactive resources may be found in our resource library.
Other Self-Help Resources
You can go to the State Library if you need access to legal resources including using the internet to do legal research. The State Library is located in room 325 at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. The telephone number is 402-471-3189.
PUBLIC LIBRARIES-Your local public library may have some resources and public access to computers and the internet. To find your local library you can visit:
The UNL College of Law Library is located on the east campus of UNL. The Law library has one public access computer for members of the public to conduct legal research. The general telephone number to the law school is 402-472-2161.
The Creighton Law School Library has public access computers available for legal research. Reference assistance is also available. The general library telephone number is 402-280-2875. The Law Library is open to the general public with legal research needs from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while school is in session. Hours may vary during breaks and over the summer. It is located in Omaha on the corner of 21st and Cass Streets on the second floor of the Ahmanson Law Center.
REFERRAL SERVICES to private attorneys are available. Private attorneys may charge for their services.
The Nebraska Find a Lawyer Referral Service is provided by the NSBA for individuals who need a lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Nebraska and are not familiar with the legal community.
The service refers callers to private practicing attorneys in Douglas and Sarpy counties. For more information call 402-280-3603 or visit their website.
Nebraska State Bar Association Self-Help Centers
There are Self-Help Centers in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk and the Grand Island area operated by volunteer lawyers which may be able to be of assistance to you. The centers do not offer assistance with criminal cases and questions are not taken by phone. Centers are coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Director of Legal Services. Legal information, assistance with forms, and brief legal advice is provided through the centers which are opened limited hours. To find the hours and locations for these self-help centers, please click here
NE Free Legal Answers
Free, online legal clinic where eligible low-income Nebraskans can post a civil (non-criminal) legal question to a Nebraska lawyer. The Website is available 24/7. Visit www.NE.freelegalanswers.org for more information and to see if you qualify to use this service.