In addition to direct representation of clients, Civil Clinic students provide legal services to individuals and groups through one of several projects or programs supervised by clinical faculty. Current projects and programs include:
The Advance Directive Clinic Project provides Civil Clinic students an opportunity to venture into greater Nebraska and provide free estate planning services to senior citizens in need.
The primary mission of the Clean Slate Project is to assist those who have turned their lives around seek a fresh start and improve employment opportunities by cleaning their criminal record of past convictions, as well as charges that did not result in a conviction.
The Tenant’s Rights Project aims to improve leasing conditions on behalf of tenants, and to help tenants enforce their rights under the Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act.
The Veterans Advocacy Project seeks to examine and address both individual and systemic legal issues affecting veterans and their families.
The Veterans Coffee & Counsel Program provides limited scope, short-term representation to Veterans in need of legal advice or services that can be provided during a 1-hour appointments.
The Wills for Heroes Program provides free estate planning services to veterans, spouses of veterans, active duty military, those serving in the National Guard, and reservists.