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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...

Legal Aid receives major federal grant for disaster relief services

Legal Aid receives major federal grant for disaster relief services

Legal Aid of Nebraska will be using a major disaster relief grant of $1.25 million over the next two years from the Legal Services Corporation to help low-income Nebraskans living in communities impacted by the March, 2019 flooding disaster and “bomb cyclone” to gain...

The Equal Justice Journal – Winter 2019

The Equal Justice Journal – Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of The Equal Justice Journal is here! In this edition, read the harrowing story of a domestic violence survivor who came to Legal Aid for help keeping her children out of her abuser's custody. You'll also meet the new attorney of our Pro Bono...

A battle for her children

A battle for her children

Legal Aid helps domestic violence survivor keep kids out of abuser’s custody Jennifer* lived in an abusive relationship for almost three years before her husband was sent to prison for beating her so badly she was sent to the hospital. The brutal assault happened in...

The Equal Justice Journal – Fall 2019

The Equal Justice Journal – Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of The Equal Justice Journal has arrived! Read about our inaugural Friends of Legal Aid Luncheon and Equal Justice Awards; the Pro Bono Innovation Grant awarded to Legal Aid; our first Trans Name Change Class and Clinic; and much more. Read here:...

Inaugural Friends of Legal Aid Awards Luncheon a success

Inaugural Friends of Legal Aid Awards Luncheon a success

The first annual Friends of Legal Aid Awards Luncheon was held at Happy Hollow Country Club in Omaha on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Author Peter B. Edelman, professor at Georgetown Law, was the keynote speaker, and gave an informative presentation about "The Role of...

Legal Aid of Nebraska receives Pro Bono Innovation Grant

Omaha, NE – Legal Aid of Nebraska (Legal Aid) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a highly competitive Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant from the federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The $357,475 grant allows Legal Aid to begin the Pro Bono Connection...

Name Change Class and Clinic Sept. 14

Name Change Class and Clinic Sept. 14

Legal Aid of Nebraska will offer a free name change clinic and class for transgender adults to assist with the often overwhelming name change process. This event will not address name changes for children. Saturday, September 14 at 9 a.m. Location: Heartland Workforce...

Legal Aid in the News

Legal Aid in the News

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The Equal Justice Journal – Summer 2019

The Equal Justice Journal – Summer 2019

Hot off the presses! Check out the most recent edition of The Equal Justice Journal featuring our Disaster Relief Project, Housing Justice Project, awards, clinics, collaborations, and community engagement! And don't forget to check out the last page for a link to our...