Here to help you navigate COVID-19

Legal Aid of Nebraska offers a special hotline and legal resources dedicated to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.  

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Hotline: 1-844-268-5627

You can also apply online at http://www.LawHelpNE.org. 

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

Join us for virtual Tax Problem Solving Day!

Do you have a question about your taxes? Have you gotten a letter from the IRS that you don’t understand?

Join us for a virtual Tax Problem Solving Day! Legal Aid of Nebraska and the Taxpayer Advocate Service are partnering to answer your questions about taxes during this virtual clinic.

Participants may join the Zoom at any point during the time slot to get their questions answered in private meeting rooms with law attorneys and representatives from the IRS!

When: the last Tuesday of every month!

NOTE: No tax preparation services will be provided.

Do-It-Yourself (Pro Se) Divorce Clinics

Are you a resident of Madison, Dawson, Dodge, Gage, Hall, Jefferson, Saline or Buffalo County and seeking a divorce? Registration is open for our free monthly divorce clinics.

Clinics are held virtually once a month in each county. You must be low-income and pre-qualify for clinic. 

Maximum capacity is 21.

‘When you know you have a stable home, it makes your whole life stable.’

Isa Stewart came to Legal Aid of Nebraska when his landlord tried to evict him during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch his story to see how Legal Aid was able to keep him and his family in their home.

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Find the tools to handle your legal issue.

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Walk-In Centers

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Blog & News

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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. Local housing advocates concerned as...

Legal Aid of Nebraska Welcomes Laurie Heer Dale as Executive Director

Legal Aid of Nebraska Welcomes Laurie Heer Dale as Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Megan Moslander Chief of Development and External Relations mmoslander@legalaidofnebraska.org 402.669.0061 Omaha, NE - Amy Van Horne, Legal Aid of Nebraska Board president, has formally announced Laurie Heer Dale as the new...

Student Loan Forgiveness and Your Taxes

Student Loan Forgiveness and Your Taxes

On August 24, President Biden announced the Department of Education will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for borrowers whose annual income is below $125,000 or $250,000 for borrowers who file taxes as “married filing jointly”.  Learn more about the specifics of the debt relief here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/

Legal Aid of Nebraska Joins in Filing Request in the United States Supreme Court to Protect the Property Rights of Low-Income Homeowners Facing Tax Sale

Legal Aid of Nebraska Joins in Filing Request in the United States Supreme Court to Protect the Property Rights of Low-Income Homeowners Facing Tax Sale

A $588.21 shortfall. That’s all it took for Kevin Fair and his now deceased wife Terry to lose their home of twenty-seven years. The elderly Scottsbluff couple couldn’t afford the $588.21 in back property taxes because Terry’s ongoing medical condition caused her to lose her job, leaving them with only Mr. Fair’s retirement income from social security to make ends meet.

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