Nebraska

NEBRASKA

For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit http://www.neequaljustice.org/  

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers andtheir families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

(ANG) Lincoln, NE
155th ARW
2420 West Butler
Lincoln, NE 68524
Phone: 402-309-1114, 279-1114

Offutt AFB
55 WG/JA
711 Nelson Drive [Bldg 310]
Omaha, NE 68113
Phone: 402-294-3732, DSN 271-3732
http://www.offutt.af.mil/units/55thwinglawcenter/index.asp

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs:

Legal Aid Of Nebraska
500 S. 18th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: 402-348-1069
http://www.nebls.com

Nebraska Legal Services Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Lawyer Program
PO Box 1078
Grand Island, NE 68802
Phone: 308-381-0517
Fax: 308-381-0521
http://www.nebls.com

Intake:
877-250-2016
56 in Central and Western NE
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED, Adoption

Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
PO Box 81809
Lincoln, NE 68501-1809
Phone: 402-475-7091
Fax: 402-475-7095
http://www.nebar.com/publicinfo/lowincome/vlp/index.htm

Intake:
800-742-3005
Counties Served:
Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted:
Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Lawyer Referral Programs:

Omaha Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
PO Box 11195
General Phone No: 402-280-3603
Omaha, NE 68111-0195
http://www.omahalawyerreferral.com 
Counties Served:
 Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Washington
Types of cases referred:
 All areas of law
Special Panels:
Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel

Military-Specific Programs

Veterans Legal Support Network (VLSN)
PO Box 34247
Omaha, NE 68134 
and
Bellevue University Military and Veterans Service Center
2801 Harvell Cir.
Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone: 402-765-8387 (VETS)
Person of Contact: Mick Wagoner
Website: www.vlsn.org
Areas Served: Nebraska statewide and Western Iowa

VLSN’s main services include the following:

  • Discharge upgrades
  • Coordinate for defense counsel and veterans in the justice system with service providers such as peer support, substance abuse, homeless advocates and VA services
  • Assist Active Duty and Family members when uniformed Legal Assistance Office cannot
  • Wills and advanced directives for lower income veterans and spouses in elder care
  • Work with prisoners on non-criminal legal needs such as benefits appeals
  • VA benefit appeals to BVA and CAVC

VLSN provides the above services free to veterans at or below 200% of poverty, with a rated disability, or over age 65. VLSN provides reduced fee services for veterans between 200-300% poverty, and those with cases appealed successfully to the CAVC that involve either attorney’s fees or 10% of award if no fees are awarded.

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