Apply for Admission to Practice Law In Nebraska
The Nebraska Supreme Court (Court) exercises jurisdiction over admission to the practice of law in the state of Nebraska. The Court established the Nebraska State Bar Commission (Commission) to review all applicants and make recommendations to the Court for admission. The Commission oversees the administration of the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) in Nebraska twice yearly for admission by examination. Applicants may apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by UBE score transfer. For more information visit the Admission to the Practice of Law page on the Nebraska Judicial Branch website.
Learn More about Nebraska Judges
The Judicial Performance Evaluation is a biennial evaluation of Nebraska judges by Nebraska lawyers, coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Evaluations are available for the past 6 years.
Learn more about Law Related Education (LRE)
The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is the State Center for Law-Related Education (LRE) in Nebraska. The Bar Foundation organizes, coordinates and sponsors the following LRE Programs:
- Judge Lyle Strom High School Mock Trial Program
- Mock Trial Student News Reporter Contest
- Law Day Job Shadowing for 5th Graders
- Law Day Celebration
- Constitution Day Educational Outreach for Students
- High School and College Outreach for Oral Arguments
- We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution
- Teen Parents and the Law (TPAL)
- Kids Voting - Nebraska
- Reaching the Age of Majority booklet
Programs Developed & Implemented
The Bar Foundation supports many civic education programs and several are co-sponsored by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Jointly offered programs under the Bar Foundation’s PEOPLE Committee (Public Education Outreach Promoting the Law & Equity) include Job Shadowing, Constitution Day Educational Outreach, High School and College Outreach for Oral Arguments, Journalist Education Seminars, and a product of the Foundation’s Bench Media Committee is the Mock Trial Student News Reporter Contest.
Contact: Doris J. Huffman, Executive Director
Nebraska Find a Lawyer Service
Looking for an attorney? The Nebraska State Bar Association’s Find a Lawyer service can help you search for an attorney by practice area or area of the state. Visit www.nefindalawyer.com.
Nebraska Free Legal Answers Online
NE Free Legal Answers is a free, online legal advice clinic where qualifying low-income Nebraskans can ask a volunteer lawyer a question about a civil (non-criminal) legal problem. Visit www.NE.freelegalanswers.org for more information and to see if you qualify to use the service. To qualify, you must be at least 18, reside in Nebraska, you can't be incarcerated, and your household income and assets must meet federal poverty income guidelines. Qualifying users will receive an email message to log back in to the Website if a lawyer responds to the question.
Volunteer Lawyers Project
Created in 1982, the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is the pro bono program of the Nebraska State Bar Association. For more than 35 years, VLP and its network of volunteers have worked to make the legal system accessible to low-income Nebraskans who need information, assistance, and representation from a Nebraska lawyer. In collaboration with Legal Aid of Nebraska and other legal aid service providers, VLP identifies unmet civil, legal needs to develop pro bono programs that help Nebraskans access the courts and our system of justice. VLP’s primary areas of assistance are family and consumer law. VLP does not assist with criminal cases, appeals, or all civil law areas.
To learn more about services available through the Volunteer Lawyers Project, call the VLP information line at (402) 742-8136 for a recorded message. To apply for pro bono representation by a lawyer, contact Legal Aid of Nebraska at 1-877-250-2016 or apply online at www.legalaidofnebraska.org. If you qualify for legal aid services but Legal Aid is unable to assist you, it may refer your application to VLP. Not all applications for legal assistance qualify for placement with a volunteer attorney. VLP does not accept requests for assistance by email, telephone, or by visiting the Nebraska State Bar Association office.
Find Free Legal Information
The Nebraska State Bar Association offers a series of free informational brochures and other publications on a variety of legal topics to individuals and libraries.
Find Legal Resources for Military Members
The Military & Veterans Law Section is happy to provide a list of online resources to aid members of our Military, Veterans and their families.
File Complaint Against an Attorney
To file an official complaint against a Nebraska attorney you need to contact the Supreme Court's Office for the Counsel for Discipline. For more information on the process visit their website.
File a Complaint: Unauthorized Practice of Law
The Commission on Unauthorized Practice of Law is established and administered by the Nebraska Supreme Court.
File Complaint Against a Judge
To file an official complaint against a Nebraska judge download this form from the Supreme Court's website.
Submit a claim to the Client Assistance Fund
The Client Assistance Fund was established in January 1974 by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Its purpose is to reimburse a client who has suffered a financial loss due to the dishonesty of an attorney.
Find Information on Resources for Military Member and their Families
The Military Law Section is happy to provide a list of online resources to aid members of our Military, Veterans and their families.
Find Information on Fee Arbitration
The purpose of Nebraska Legal Fee Arbitration Plan is to provide for the expeditious resolution through voluntary arbitration of disputes involving fees charged by attorneys. As a service to the Courts, attorneys and clients, the NSBA now offers a voluntary legal fee arbitration program.
Find Legal Ethics Opinions
Pursuant to Rule of Discipline 5, the Lawyers' Advisory Committee may render, upon the request of a Nebraska attorney, an advisory opinion or an interpretation of the 'Rules of Professional Conduct' regarding anticipatory conduct on the part of the requesting attorney. Ethics opinions issued since 1968 are available.
Find Information on Reporting of Legal Information
Nebraska Bar- Press Guidelines are a set of recommended standards for reporting, published by the Nebraska State Bar Association, Nebraska Broadcasters Association and Nebraska Press Association.
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