Last updated: January 26, 2017
Omaha contains many little known treasures, from its diverse and delicious ethnic food to its award winning Henry Doorly Zoo. At times, low cost legal help in Omaha can also feel like a hidden commodity, but this page is full of information that can help Douglas County residents and other Nebraskans to uncover the legal resources they need. Legal Aid of Nebraska, the largest and most diverse legal aid organization serving Omaha, offers legal help in many practice areas. Other organizations focus on only a few areas of law.
You can also visit Legal Aid Services in Nebraska, an official Nebraska government website, for links to self-help resources and organizations in and outside of Omaha that may be able to help with your particular legal issue. Additionally, the Nebraska Supreme Court has a comprehensive website with links to Nebraska’s pro-bono resources.
Legal Aid of Nebraska offers legal help to low-income residents all over the state. The organization has offices in nine cities and holds office hours each month on Native American reservations throughout the state. Legal Aid offers services for a broad range of legal issues, including family, consumer, housing, public benefits, health, employment and estate planning. Legal Aid also has a self-help page with links to resources for all kinds of legal issues.
The Civil Law Clinic takes some civil cases (non-criminal cases) of Douglas County residents who meet certain income criteria. Certified Creighton University law students conduct phone interviews with eligible clients and pass the information on to the Clinic Supervisor, who reviews the case information and sends written notice of whether the clinic will accept the case. The clinic accepts mainly landlord/tenant cases and family law cases, including divorce and child custody disputes, but may take other types of civil cases as well.
The Clinic's Phone Interview Hours are: 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Thursday.
The Self Help Center is a free, walk-in legal information and resource center for low-income persons representing themselves in court. Staffed by volunteer attorneys and non-attorneys alike, they are open limited hours every Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The WCA’s mission is to help women and their families stay safe by combating domestic violence and empowering women and communities with tools to fight abuse. The WCA provides legal aid in practice areas that affect domestic violence survivors, including divorce, custody and child support, protection orders in cases of domestic violence or abuse, and immigration and naturalization issues.