Since 1963, Legal Aid of Nebraska has worked to provide disadvantaged individuals with quality legal advice and representation'something that those more fortunate take for granted. Legal Aid tackles inequality and increases opportunity for low-income Nebraskans by helping clients navigate their way through a complex and often intimidating legal system. Our clients achieve positive outcomes that measurably improve the quality of their lives, help them get up and out of poverty, and increase family stability. To best accomplish this, Legal Aid targets the most pressing legal problems keeping cli ... ents in poverty: lack of good housing, jobs, and benefits; the burden of predatory and high-interest debt; and the acute absence of family stability and safety. Legal Aid attorneys provide a full range of civil legal services, from brief advice and counsel, to assistance with self-representation, to direct representation in court. This work makes justice a reality for thousands of low-income Nebraskans, and achieves outcomes that help address the causes and effects of poverty. When low-income Nebraskans have access to a lawyer to protect their rights or to enforce helpful laws, "equal justice" is more than just words, it is reality. More

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Description. The Lincoln Outreach Advocate/Paralegal works closely with Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Agricultural Worker Rights Program managing attorney, based in Lincoln, as well as with other attorneys and paralegals throughout Legal Aid of Nebraska’s service area.  The Outreach Advocate/Paralegal primary responsibilities will include:. Providing case management and litigation support to attorneys litigating in Nebraska state and federal courts, including conducting client and witness interviews, investigations, freedom of information requests, preparation of affidavits and applications for reli... view job details

Description. GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION. The Housing Justice Project Staff Attorney provides effective and efficient representation of clients on housing issues.  These responsibilities are associated with work done under Legal Aid’s housing priority and housing legal program advocacy plan. This work may include legal issues in the following areas: landlord/tenant; access to housing; longer-term housing recovery issues associated with affordability, ownership, and resiliency; housing benefits; and community and housing redevelopment options. This work will include addressing barriers to community... view job details

Description. GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION. Provide direct legal assistance to Native Americans in Eastern Nebraska, with a focus on Native American survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES. • Handles a case load: evaluates potential cases to determine acceptance and extent of representation; identifies and gathers other information to assist in determining case acceptance; formulates legal opinions and recommendations based on investigation, interviews and legal research; represents clients in all aspects of their cases, includ... view job details

Description. Legal Aid of Nebraska seeks a staff attorney for the REACH Initiative (Raising Effective Advocacy for Crime Victims Health and Safety). The position will be located in North Platte. REACH Initiative attorneys will bring legal services to communities in central and western Nebraska by providing a range of civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, elder abuse and exploitation. The attorneys will travel regularly to rural communities to establish and maintain community partnerships, conduct community education, and provide quality civil legal services. Major Du... view job details