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Please review the following description of our services before entering your information online. The ACLU of Nebraska does not accept telephone or walk-in complaints.


The ACLU of Nebraska addresses violations of civil rights and civil liberties. When determining whether to take a case, the ACLU of Nebraska will evaluate whether the situation raises significant civil liberties or civil rights issues and the possibility for the suit to impact larger social change. Because of limited resources we take on only a few cases each year and thus must try to concentrate our resources on areas that can affect the most positive change. If the ACLU of Nebraska is unable to litigate the matter or to provide direct assistance, we will make every effort to provide you with other resources to help remedy the injustice suffered. If your complaint is not pursued by our office, it does not mean it is without merit.

There may be deadlines that might affect your lawsuit or grievance. If you are concerned about whether the time for bringing your complaint is about to pass, you should not rely on filing a complaint with the ACLU of Nebraska to protect you. The ACLU of Nebraska cannot give you advice about the deadlines that apply to your case. To protect your rights, please consult with an attorney to find out what deadlines apply in your case.

The ACLU of Nebraska is not a general legal service and is unable to answer legal questions, review papers, and conduct legal research on your situation unless we accept your case. Filling out the form does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and the ACLU of Nebraska.

The ACLU cannot provide referrals to individual attorneys. Be advised that the ACLU of Nebraska does not endorse these organizations nor do we guarantee that they will be able to provide assistance. 

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Although there are exceptions, the ACLU of Nebraska does not generally assist in the following types of cases:

  • Matters occurring outside of Nebraska. (You may contact the ACLU affiliate in the state where an incident occurred for assistance)

  • Criminal Defense or Post-Conviction Appeals

  • Family Law (including divorce, custody, visitation, neglect, and domestic violence cases)

  • Landlord Tenant Disputes

  • Juvenile Law

  • Commercial/Business Disputes



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