Contributions to the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation support programs like the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP), the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program (NLAP), the LSAT Prep Scholarship Program, and the Rural Practice Initiative. These programs help support a strong legal profession and help ensure justice for all Nebraskans.
This year, through our One Hour of Sharing campaign, we ask that you consider donating the equivalent of one billable hour. Whether you give $10 or $10,000, you can help us tip the scale toward our goal of $50,000 by December 31, 2016. Your gift through the One Hour of Sharing Campaign is an opportunity to help make an impact.
- Over 310,000 Nebraskans, or 17% of the state’s population, are income eligible for services from civil legal service providers.
- 20.6% of lawyers nationally report problematic alcohol use and 1 in 4 lawyers are struggling with some level of depression.
- There are 11 counties in Nebraska with no lawyers and 20 more counties with three or fewer lawyers.
- Last year VLP turned away more than 400 eligible applicants for case placement because of lack of resources.
- For many first generation college students and other historically underrepresented groups, the cost of an average
LSAT Prep Course ($1,600) is beyond their means.
Because of donations from you and other NSBA members...
- VLP will launch a new online pro bono platform, ne.freelegalanswers.org
- NLAP provides confidential support, consultation and treatment referral for substance abuse, mental health and
- Volunteer lawyers helped more than 7,000 persons through VLP programs and activities.
- The Rural Practice Initiative has helped place 10 lawyers in rural Nebraska.
- More than 30 law firms in greater Nebraska had the opportunity to interview clerks and associates in 2016.
- LSAT Prep Diversity Scholarships have been awarded to students demonstrating economic need.