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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.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...

Legal Aid of Nebraska celebrates Pro Bono Month

Legal Aid of Nebraska celebrates Pro Bono Month

We would like to recognize the following volunteer attorneys for making equal justice happen with Legal Aid of Nebraska!

We asked our volunteer attorneys some questions about why they volunteer at Legal Aid, read about their experiences here. Are you a licensed attorney in Nebraska interested in volunteering with Legal Aid? Send us an email: probono@legalaidofnebraska.org

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.

Legal Aid Helps Mother Escape Abusive Relationship, Wins Sole Custody

Legal Aid Helps Mother Escape Abusive Relationship, Wins Sole Custody

Ensuring individuals have access to equal justice is at the forefront of the work of Legal Aid of Nebraska. Often times that means ensuring freedom from violence as well. In 2021, nearly one in five of all cases closed by Legal Aid involved clients experiencing domestic violence or abuse.

Ensuring Equal Access Driver Behind 33-year Board Tenure

Ensuring Equal Access Driver Behind 33-year Board Tenure

Legal Aid of Nebraska recently recognized outgoing board member and Beatrice attorney Michael (Mike) Willet by renaming the Lincoln Legal Aid Office Client Services Center, the Michael Willet Client Services Center.

Legal Aid of Nebraska Seeks an Executive Director

Legal Aid of Nebraska Seeks an Executive Director

Download the full job description here. Legal Aid of Nebraska (LAN), the largest non-profit law firm providing free civil legal services in all 93 counties in Nebraska, seeks a visionary and collaborative individual to serve as its next executive director. LAN’s...

Behind the Scenes of The Housing Justice Project

Behind the Scenes of The Housing Justice Project

This article was written by Sydney Rogers-Morrell, Development Coordinator. Within Legal Aid of Nebraska, there is an experienced team of paralegals and attorneys working for the Housing Justice Project (HJP).  The project is dedicated to addressing the housing needs...

Behind the Scenes:  Legal Aid of Nebraska Centralized Intake Unit

Behind the Scenes: Legal Aid of Nebraska Centralized Intake Unit

This article was written by Sydney Rogers-Morrell, Development Coordinator As Nebraska’s only statewide and free civil legal services provider, with low-income clients located in every county, Legal Aid of Nebraska averages nearly 1,300 requests for legal assistance...