Civil Clinic Prospective Clients

The Civil Clinic is not accepting cases for the 2023-24 or 2024-25 academic years.

Cost of Services

 Unless it is waived by one of the faculty members, all Clinic clients pay a one-time administrative fee of $25.  There is no charge for attorneys' fees.  Clients may be responsible for filing fees or other costs of litigation if they are not eligible for a fee waiver from the court.

Eligibility Guidelines

For most of the cases it accepts, the Clinic does not have strict financial eligibility guidelines.  However, the Clinic primarily accepts clients whose income fall below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines and whose assets are of minimal value, which are the financial guidelines followed by Legal Aid of Nebraska.

Even if applicants are financially eligible, the Clinic may not take a case if it does not fit a present educational need of the students.  Faculty supervisors have final say over whether the Clinic will accept any particular case.

Service Area

Primarily Lancaster County; however, the Clinic will consider accepting clients who live outside Lancaster County on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply for Services

Call the Clinic number (402-472-3271).  You will hear a voice message directing you through a menu of options.  One of the options will inform you whether the Clinic is taking new cases and, if so, the types of cases being taken.  The menu will also let you know how you can apply for the Clinic’s services.  Generally, applications can be taken over the telephone during the Clinic’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  If your case is accepted, it will be assigned to a team of students who will contact you to schedule an initial interview.