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Legal Aid in the news

Legal Aid of Nebraska wants every Nebraska to know about our free legal services. 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...

Champion of Nebraska children and families retires

Champion of Nebraska children and families retires

Sidwell: The great communicator Countless Lincoln families and children lost an amazing advocate when Legal Aid of Nebraska’s attorney Scott Sidwell, 70, retired after 20 years of representing juvenile cases in court. A graduate of Kearney State College (now known as...

Tax issues made simple thanks to Tax Law Project

Tax issues made simple thanks to Tax Law Project

When Nebraska residents need tax assistance on tax controversy issues, they turn to Legal Aid of Nebraska’s virtual Low-Income Tax Clinic (LITC). Tax controversy is the practice area of tax disputes with organizations such as the IRS or Department of Revenue. “The...

A message from the Executive Director

Summer 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives so much in the last four months, but it also has cast a long-time reality into sharp relief. Each day, we are reminded of the fact that grocery clerks, package deliverers, waiters, sanitation workers, meat...

An Open Letter to Our Clients and Community

An Open Letter to Our Clients and Community

Racial justice in Omaha, Lincoln, and in every Nebraska community, starts and stops with each of us, including our elected leaders, judges, law enforcement, and legal profession. It is all of our responsibility to make it happen. At Legal Aid of Nebraska, we stand in...

A legal safety net in times of crisis

A message from Legal Aid of Nebraska's Executive Director Milo Mumgaard: During today’s coronavirus crisis, Legal Aid of Nebraska is our legal safety net. From the first days when Nebraska schools closed and our streets rolled up, Legal Aid’s passionate staff and...

Legal Aid bringing best-selling author Matthew Desmond to Lincoln

Legal Aid bringing best-selling author Matthew Desmond to Lincoln

Legal Aid is excited to announce Matthew Desmond, best-selling author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” (2016), will provide a free public lecture on Thursday evening, October 8, at the Sheldon Museum of Art Auditorium on the UNL campus. Desmond...

Free legal help hotline available for Nebraskans affected by COVID-19

Español COVID-19/Disaster Relief Hotline: 1-844-268-5627 Nebraskans who have questions or are experiencing legal problems due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency now have an easy way to get legal advice and help. The free COVID-19 Disaster Relief...