Official Nebraska Government Website
Legal Self-Help Options

Databases Available to Nebraskans

Websites Selected by Librarians

Legal Self-Help Options

Self-Help Centers

  • Hall County
    Hall County Courthouse at 111 West First Street in Grand Island.

  • Madison County
    Madison County Courthouse at 313 North Main Street in Madison.

Low-Income Legal Services

Legal Aid of Nebraska
Provides free civil legal services for low-income people. Offices are located in Lincoln, Omaha, Bancroft, Grand Island, Lexington, Norfolk, North Platte and Scottsbluff.
Legal Aid of Nebraska's Access to Justice (A2J) Center
Self-Help Center in Douglas County where low-income people can access legal resources including computers, forms, and self-help clinics. 209 S. 19th St. Suite 200, Omaha. Hours may vary. Call 402.348.1069, or toll-free 1.888.991.9921.

Self-Help Center in Lancaster County where low-income people can access legal resources including computers, forms, and self-help clinics.  Located in the Terminal Building, 941 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Call 402.435.2161 or toll-free 1.800.742.7555
Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Project
Lawyer referral service 402.986.6501. Handles civil cases only. Works with private attorneys to place civil cases for free or low cost to low-income individuals. Because there are usually more requests for assistance than there are attorneys to accept cases, civil legal problems are ranked by priority, with the most urgent needs receiving attention first.
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law
Works with Legal Aid of Nebraska, Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. Phone: 402.438.8853
Nebraska State Bar Association pamphlets
Several topics.

Law School Legal Clinics

Creighton Law School Clinics
The Civil Law Clinic offers free legal assistance on civil matters to low-income residents of Douglas County, Nebraska. The Community Economic Development (CED) Law Clinic is committed to encouraging economic growth and stability within under-served communities in Nebraska. Phone: 402.280.3068
University of Nebraska College of Law Civil Clinical Law Program
A limited number of cases are accepted by the UNL Civil Clinical Law Program. Clients are represented by students under the supervision of College of Law faculty. Phone: 402.472.3271

Libraries

Nebraska Supreme Court State Library
Offers access to legal resources including access to the internet to do legal research. Located in room 325 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln. Call 402.471.3189.
Public Libraries
Your local public library may have some resources and public access to computers and the internet. To find your local library you can visit Public Libraries.com at http://www.publiclibraries.com/nebraska.htm.

University Law Libraries

University of Nebraska College of Law -- Schmid Law Library
The UNL College of Law Library is located on the east campus of UNL. Phone: 402.472.3548
Creighton University Law School Library
The Creighton Law School Library is located in Omaha on the corner of 21st and Cass Streets on the second floor of the Ahmanson Law Center. Phone:402.280.5541

Referral Services

Referrals to private attorneys are available. Private attorneys may charge for their services.
Nebraska State Bar Association Lawyer Referral (Find-A-Lawyer)
The Lawyer Referral Service is provided by the NSBA for individuals who need a lawyer licensed to practice in the State of Nebraska and are not familiar with the legal community. In Lincoln call 402.475.7091; Outside Lincoln call toll-free at 1.800.927.0117.
Omaha Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
The service refers callers to private practicing attorneys in Douglas and Sarpy counties. Call 402.280.3603.

Mediation Centers

Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR)
The ODR in the Administrative Office of the Courts oversees the development of dispute resolution and collaborative problem solving programs in Nebraska. Services are available in centers in Kearney, Omaha, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, Fremont and Beatrice.

Local Court Clerks

Resources for Some Specific Subjects