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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

Set Aside & Record Sealing Clinic

Is an old criminal charge or conviction getting in the way of finding housing, the job you want, public benefits, or an education? Setting aside your conviction or sealing a dismissed criminal record may help!

You may be eligible for a set aside if you were:
✅ convicted of a crime
✅ sentenced to jail for one year or less
✅ sentenced to probation or were ordered to pay a fine
✅ you successfully completed your sentence
✅ you have not committed any crimes for the last 2 years

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.

Legacy Crossing Apartment Complex

 

If you are in need of housing assistance, contact Heartland Family Services at 531-721-7401.

Impacted residents may also seek assistance from Together through their Crisis Engagement Team at 402-763-7531. Callers should mention their association with Legacy Crossing.

If you would like to assist displaced residents with temporary housing costs, food assistance, and more you can make a donation through the Omaha Community Foundation.

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.

Legal Aid works tirelessly to provide equal justice for our clients. Click the button below to learn more about how we can help. 

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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Blog & News

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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.The Stigma of the Scarlet E August 9,...

It’s Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day!

It’s Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day!

This article was written by Shailana Dunn-Wall, Tax Law Project Staff Attorney   January 27, 2023, is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC, sometimes called EIC) Awareness day. It might seem odd to have a holiday celebrating part of the tax code, but given how...

Native Mother Maintains Custody and Protects Culture

Native Mother Maintains Custody and Protects Culture

This article was written by Sydney Rogers-Morrell, Development Coordinator.   Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Native American Program provides free legal assistance to Native Americans living in Nebraska or having a legal issue pending in a tribal, state, or an...

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