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Where to Find Help

UPDATED January 18, 2017

Legal Assistance

Nebraska

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

 

Bancroft

Nebraska Legal Services: Bancroft Office
415 Main Street
Bancroft, NE 68004
Hotline: 800-464-0258 (Farm Hotline)
Phone: 402-648-3458
Fax: 402-648-3461
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

Gering

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Scotts Bluff County Courthouse
1725 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Scotts Bluff County: First and third Thursday of the month 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Grand Island

Nebraska Legal Services: Grand Island Office
1811 W. 2nd Street
Suite 440
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: (877) 250-2018
Phone: (308) 381-0517
Fax: (308)381-0521
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Hall County Courthouse
111 West First Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Hall County: Second and fourth Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Kearney

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Buffalo County Courthouse
1512 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Buffalo County: First Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Lexington

Nebraska Legal Services: Lexington Office
200 W. 7th Street
Suite 220
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: (308) 532-5793
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens. This location is a satellite office with limited hours. Please call for times when an attorney will be available at this location.

Lincoln

Nebraska Legal Services: Lincoln Offices
941 "O" Street
Suite 825
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 435-2161
Fax: (402) 435-2171
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Lancaster County Courthouse
575 South 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Lancaster County: First and Third Thursday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Madison

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Madison County Courthouse
313 North Main Street
Madison, NE 68748
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Madison County: Third Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Norfolk

Nebraska Legal Services: Norfolk Offices
214 No. 7th Sttreet
Suite 10
Norfolk, NE 68701
Phone: (800) 672-8319
Phone: (402) 644-4761
Fax: 402-644-4764
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

North Platte

Nebraska Legal Services: North Platte Office
102 E. 3rd Street
Suite 102
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 532-5793
Fax: (308) 532-5932
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

Omaha

Nebraska Legal Services: Omaha Offices
209 So. 19th Street
Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 348-1069
Fax: (402) 345-5666
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

Volunteer Lawyers Project Self Help Center
Douglas County Courthouse
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
Phone: (402) 742-8136
Web: http://nebar.site-ym.com/?page=VLPPublic#SelfHelp
Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Douglas County: Every Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.

Scottsbluff

Nebraska Legal Services: Scottsbluff Office
1423 1st Street
P.O. Box 1365
Scottsbluff, NE 69363
Phone: (308) 632-4734
Fax: (308) 632-3844
Web: http://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/
Non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal representation to underprivileged citizens.

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