Private Attorney Involvement

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Private Attorney Involvement

Legal Aid of Nebraska (LAN) is dedicated to making equal justice happen by providing a range of legal assistance to those living in poverty across the State. Divorce, custody, protection orders, simple wills, landlord/tenant issues, bankruptcy/debtor issues, public education, and assistance with public benefit denials or reductions are among our substantive areas of practice.

While much of LAN’s work is handled by LAN attorneys and support staff in its seven offices located across Nebraska, a significant and integral component is the willingness of the private bar to use its talent and resources to help Nebraska’s low income individuals, seniors and families.

The Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program

Through the PAI program, Legal Aid of Nebraska contracts with private attorneys to provide legal assistance to individuals who are income-qualified to receive Legal Aid services but who reside in counties generally located more than 1 ½ hours from the nearest Legal Aid office.

Attorneys must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska. Because a significant portion of the work handled through the PAI program is family-law related, experience in this area is preferred.

If you are interested in becoming a PAI attorney or learning more about PAI, please email Christine Stolarskyj, Attorney at Law and PAI coordinator, at cstolarskyj {at} legalaidofnebraska {dot} org.