Legal Aid of Nebraska

Your donation will go toward:
Civil Legal Services in Norfolk

Organization Profile

Legal Aid of Nebraska makes equal justice happen for low-income Nebraskans. As the only statewide civil legal aid provider offering free services, almost 300,000 Nebraskans are eligible for assistance. Legal Aid works to provide disadvantaged individuals with the same quality legal advice and representation that more fortunate people take for granted, benefiting the Norfolk area community in the long-term. We tackle inequality and increase opportunity for low-income Nebraskans by helping clients navigate their way through a complex and often intimidating legal system.

Project Description

Without Legal Aid, justice would truly be denied for those who need it most. To help accomplish this, Legal Aid provides a full range of civil legal services, from brief advice and counsel, to assistance with self-representation, to direct representation in court. We represent low-income clients with some of life's toughest legal challenges. Families fighting wrongful evictions, women trapped in abusive relationships, children needing a stable home, wage earners losing what little they have to abusive debt collectors, veterans denied rightfully earned benefits - they all need legal help to solve these life-threatening problems. If low-income Nebraskans have access to a lawyer to protect their rights or to enforce the power of the law, "equal justice" is more than just words, it is reality. Legal Aid has a long history of successfully standing up for the rights of low-income Nebraskans. For these Nebraskans, civil legal aid is a major catalyst for efforts to get up and out of poverty. We are focused on basic legal needs - keeping roofs over families' heads, keeping hard earned wages in pockets, securing benefits that keep food on tables and ensuring families are healthy and can stay together. But, we're also committed to taking the power of the law more fully into Norfolk, working within community partnerships and targeting clients in poverty when they need legal help most. This commitment breathes life into the promise of equal justice for all, and allows Legal Aid to reach families in need, decrease poverty, and reduce exploitation. Thanks to a generous matching gift, every dollar you donate is doubled. Your gift makes equal justice happen!