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REQUESTS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE

The American Civil Liberties Union is a private, non-profit organization that focuses on constitutional rights. Because the Constitution only protects us from government action, we rarely handle cases involving conflicts between private individuals or private companies. We also cannot agree to address every complaint about government action. Generally, we do not handle individual criminal cases, family law matters, juvenile court matters, commercial disputes, or employment law matters. In many cases, representation is declined based simply upon our strategic agenda or based upon the amount of time and resources required to advance your claim. Please also understand that, through our communications with you, we have not entered an attorney-client relationship with you and have undertaken no obligation to protect or advance your legal claims. 

 

In order to request legal assistance, please email your contact information and a short description of your situation to gethelp@aclunebraska.org. This request does not entitle you to legal advice. This is not an offer by the ACLU to represent you as your attorneys. We cannot promise you that the information you provide will lead to any specific action on the ACLU's part. The ACLU of Nebraska does NOT accept telephone or walk-in requests for assistance. 

 

If you do not wish to submit your request via email you may write us a letter and send it to:

 

ACLU of Nebraska

134 South 13th Street #1010

Lincoln, NE 68508

 

DISCLAIMER

Requesting legal assistance does not mean that the ACLU of Nebraska will provide you with legal assistance. Sending an email does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and the ACLU of Nebraska. You are solely responsible responsible for any stautes of limitations or other deadlines which might apply to your case unless the ACLU of Nebraska agrees to take your case. If you have concerns about deadlines or your legal issues demand immediate attention, please seek advice from an attorney. 

 

REFERRAL LIST

For non-criminal legal services: 

Legal Aid of Nebraska 

(877) 250-2016

legalaidofnebraska.org 

 

For workplace, housing, and public accommodations discrimination:

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

Lincoln: (800) 642-6112
Omaha: (800) 382-7820
http://www.neoc.ne.gov/

For disability rights advocacy:
Disability Rights Nebraska 
134 South 13th Street, Suite 600 
Lincoln, NE 68508 
(800) 422-6691 
https://www.disabilityrightsnebraska.org

For complaints about health care facilities, caseworkers, etc.:
Nebraska DHHS Investigations 
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/complaints.aspx

For general complaints about state agencies:
Nebraska Ombudsman’s Office
State Capitol
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509-4604
ombud@leg.ne.gov

For general advocacy on child welfare, immigration, affordable health care and poverty policies:
Nebraska Appleseed 
941 O Street, Suite 920 
Lincoln, NE 68508 
(402) 438-8853 
https://neappleseed.org/

To submit a complaint against a judge:
Nebraska Judicial Qualifications Commission 
Secretary, Nebraska Commission on Judicial Qualifications
P.O. Box 98910 
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910
(402) 471-3730 

For complaints against attorneys:
Counsel for Discipline
3808 Normal Boulevard
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 471-1040

For pro bono or immigration legal services and immigration attorney referrals:
NILAH
1-855-307-6730 (press 9 to leave voicemail)
Monday-Friday: 9AM-3PM CT

For housing issues:
Family Housing Advisory Services
https://www.fhasinc.org/
(402) 934-7921

For complaints about businesses:
Better Business Bureau
https://www.bbb.org/

 

For basic needs (food, shelter, clothing, transportation etc.):

Community-Action Partnership
210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 471-4515
https://communityactionatworkorg.presencehost.net

Center for People in Need
3901 North 27th Street, Unit 1
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 476-4357
https://www.cfpin.org

For deaf and hard of hearing advocacy:
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 471-3593

For complaints about law enforcement:
Follow your local law enforcement agency’s complaint process. If the issue is not resolved or not resolved to your satisfaction, feel free to contact the ACLU again with documentation about your complaint and the agency’s response.

For free legal help regarding special education, suspension, expulsion, or due process issues in public schools:
Education Rights Counsel
(402) 263-6200