Sections: Public Interest Law

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This section is comprised of lawyers who practice or have an interest in using public interest law to create a more just society. The section provides a common forum for exchanging ideas among public interest practitioners. Among other activities, members of the section study proposals and make recommendations in an effort to facilitate the delivery of legal services to clients in Nebraska in various areas, including but not limited to the areas of poverty law, disability rights, civil liberties and civil rights, sexual and domestic violence victims' advocacy, prisoners' rights, and the rights of immigrants. The section also focuses its attention on other communities who are indigent, powerless or whose legal needs are unserved or underserved. The section seeks to be a resource for lawyers whose practice serves the public interest, whether they are employed within an advocacy organization or are providing pro bono services to clients.

Jennifer L. Gaughan
Legal Aid of Nebraska, Omaha
209 S 19th St #200
Omaha NE 68102
(402) 348-1069

Vice Chair:
Misty R. Christo
Omaha, NE

Jill M. Abrahamson
Abrahamson Law Office
440 Regency Pkwy Dr #139
Omaha NE 68114
(402) 758-1222

Kenneth M. Smith
Nebraska Appleseed Center
941 O St #920
Lincoln NE 68508
(402) 438-8853

Executive Committee:
Katelyn Cherney, Omaha
Kathryn E. Welsh, Omaha
Lea Wroblewski, Lincoln

Executive Council Liaison:
Jane F. Langan Mach, Lincoln

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