Self-Help Resources

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Self-Help Resources

Legal Aid of Nebraska provides self-help resources for those looking for specific legal information on particular issues. This includes a collection of handbooks and forms. Our online self-help system, Law Help Nebraska, also provides self-help legal resources. For more information on specific issues, click on the rollover boxes below.

Agricultural Workers

Self-help legal resources for agricultural workers.

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Benefits

Self-help legal resources about benefits.

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Consumer and Debt

Self-help legal resources about consumer debt.

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Education

Self-help legal resources regarding education.

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Elderly and Aging

Self-help legal resources for elders and their caretakers.

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Employment

Self-help legal resources about employment.

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Family Law and Domestic Violence

Self-help legal resources related to family law and domestic violence.

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Farm and Ranch

Self-help legal resources for farmers and ranchers.

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Health

Self-help legal resources about your health.

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Housing

Self-help legal resources related to housing legal issues.

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Immigrants

Self-help legal resources related to immigration legal issues.

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Juvenile

Self-help legal resources about the Nebraska Juvenile Court process.

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Native American

Self-help legal resources for Native Americans in Nebraska.

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Public Utilities

Self-help legal resources about public utilities.

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Tax

Self-help legal resources about legal issues related to the IRS

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Veterans and Military

Self-help legal resources for veterans.

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Electronic Self-Help Resources

Legal Aid of Nebraska has gathered the most common types of legal issues facing low-income Nebraskans and developed a number of electronic resources including automated court forms.

These resources are provided as a service to low-income Nebraskans to help them protect their legal rights and to understand their legal responsibilities. These resources are not for commercial use and charging for use in any way is prohibited. These resources are for low-income people who cannot afford legal assistance.

The use of these resources does not create an attorney/client relationship. Click here for the complete disclaimer.

Other Self-Help Resources

State Library

You can go to the State Library if you need access to legal resources including using the internet to do legal research. The State Library is located in room 325 at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. The telephone number is 402-471-3189.

University of Nebraska College of Law Library

The UNL College of Law Library is located on the east campus of UNL. The Law library has one public access computer for members of the public to conduct legal research. The general telephone number to the law school is 402-472-2161.

Public Libraries

Your local public library may have some resources and public access to computers and the internet. To find your local library click on this section.

Creighton University Law School Library

The Creighton Law School Library has public access computers available for legal research. Reference assistance is also available. The general library telephone number is 402-280-2875. The Law Library is open to the general public with legal research needs from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday while school is in session. Hours may vary during breaks and over the summer. It is located in Omaha on the corner of 21st and Cass Streets on the second floor of the Ahmanson Law Center.

Nebraska State Bar Association Self-Help Centers

There are Self-Help Centers in Lincoln, Omaha, Norfolk, Gering, and the Grand Island area operated by volunteer lawyers which may be able to be of assistance to you. The centers do not offer assistance with criminal cases and questions are not taken by phone. Centers are coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Director of Legal Services. Legal information, assistance with forms, and brief legal advice is provided through the centers which are opened limited hours. To find the hours and locations for these self-help centers, please click below.

NE Free Legal Answers

Free, online legal clinic where eligible low-income Nebraskans can post a civil (non-criminal) legal question to a Nebraska lawyer. The Website is available 24/7. Visit  for more Free Legal Answers information and to see if you qualify to use this service.