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Legal Aid of Nebraska promotes justice, dignity, hope and self-sufficiency through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.

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Did you know that ALL of Legal Aid of Nebraska’s services are FREE!

Clients who qualify for our services can get free legal assistance for civil legal issues such as:

Evictions

Utility Shut Offs

Wage and Bank Account Garnishment/Debt Collection

Bankruptcy

Denial of Unemployment or Disability Benefits (e.g. SSI, AABDI)

Denial of Medicaid, SNAP, ADC/TANF and Other Public Benefits

Protection Order Hearings

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The fundamental goal of Legal Aid of Nebraska is simple: to provide free civil legal assistance to low-income Nebraskans. For help, contact our AccessLine® at 1-877-250-2016 or apply online at www.legalaidofnebraska.org. We make equal justice happen.

If you are experiencing housing instability, the State of Nebraska has issued another round of Emergency Rental Assistance! Check out NebraskaRentHelp.org to see if you qualify.

* Please note: this round of ERA is for residents OUTSIDE of Douglas and Lancaster Counties.
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If you are experiencing housing instability, the State of Nebraska has issued another round of Emergency Rental Assistance! Check out NebraskaRentHelp.org to see if you qualify. 

* Please note: this round of ERA is for residents OUTSIDE of Douglas and Lancaster Counties.

We had so much fun at Nebraska State Bar Association’s Barrister Ball! 🩷✨

It was a great event to mingle and catch up with friends and colleagues while supporting the amazing work of the Volunteer Lawyers Project!
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We had so much fun at Nebraska State Bar Association’s Barrister Ball! 🩷✨

It was a great event to mingle and catch up with friends and colleagues while supporting the amazing work of the Volunteer Lawyers Project!

Scott Mertz (Legal Aid’s Housing Justice Director), Amy Van Horne (Board President), Destiny Fant (Board Member) and others recently spoke at a CLE at Kutak Rock LLP!

Scott spoke about Legal Aid’s involvement with the Tenant Assistance Project (TAP) ⚖️

Amy discussed her experience as a volunteer attorney 🤝

Destiny spoke about her work with Together at the courthouse and how they help clients relocate 🏠
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Scott Mertz (Legal Aid’s Housing Justice Director), Amy Van Horne (Board President), Destiny Fant (Board Member) and others recently spoke at a CLE at Kutak Rock LLP! 

Scott spoke about Legal Aid’s involvement with the Tenant Assistance Project (TAP) ⚖️

Amy discussed her experience as a volunteer attorney 🤝

Destiny spoke about her work with Together at the courthouse and how they help clients relocate 🏠Image attachmentImage attachment
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How We Help

Call For Help

Eligible individuals can receive legal assistance from one of our hotlines.

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Locations

Our seven offices across Nebraska help those who need it most.

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Self-Help Resources

Find the tools to handle your legal issue.

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What We Do

Find out about our priority areas and what issues we can help with

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Walk-In Centers

Learn about our locations/hours that allow you to meet with an attorney or receive self-help services

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Get Involved

Pro bono attorney, volunteer, and internship information

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Blog & News

Find out more about what Legal Aid has been up to.

Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid in the news

Check out the links below to various news sources that have featured Legal Aid staff or reported on Legal Aid's activities, programs/projects, events, services, and just about any other way we work to make equal justice happen.ABE's annual grant program sends $300k to...

REGISTER TODAY: ‘Divorce 101’ CLE for Nebraska Attorneys

Calling all Nebraska Attorneys!   Get ahead of your CLE hours this year and don't miss out on this incredible FREE Distance Learning CLE hosted by Legal Aid of Nebraska attorneys. What: Divorce 101, a FREE 1 hour CLE webinar for Nebraska attorneys hosted by Legal...

Legal Aid welcomes Juvenile Justice Attorney, Kato Craig

Legal Aid welcomes Juvenile Justice Attorney, Kato Craig

Kato Craig is Legal Aid of Nebraska’s newest Associate Attorney. Kato works with the Juvenile Justice Project, which provides attorneys to serve as Guardians Ad Litem, or counsel, to parents and children in law violation cases, abuse/neglect cases, and truancy cases....

Legal Aid welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shannon Konkol

Legal Aid welcomes Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shannon Konkol

Shannon Konkol is Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Equal Justice Works Legal Fellow. Shannon works with the UPLIFT Project, which partners with the Good Neighbor Center, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and El Centro de las Americas to fill legal needs associated with...

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