Nebraska Law Students Volunteer at Lawyers in the City Event

29 Oct 2019    

Trevor Matulka and Stephany Pleasant Manness

Thirteen Nebraska Law students and Professor Sullivan worked alongside volunteer attorneys to provide free legal services at Lincoln’s first Lawyers in the City event.

Lawyers in the City was organized by the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Center for Legal Immigration Assistance, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed Center and the University of Nebraska College of Law. During the half-day legal clinic, volunteers met with walk-in clients to provide brief advice, referrals to a service provider, self-help forms and other helpful resources.

Students from the Civil Clinic, Immigration Clinic and pro bono initiative conducted legal triage as clients arrived, or were paired with licensed attorneys to provide the requested legal services. Volunteers served 23 Lincoln families in need, providing free legal services in the areas of family law, guardianship, debt collection defense, immigration law, juvenile law and other general civil matters.

Lawyers in the City volunteers

Student volunteers were:
Shailana Dunn-Wall
Brig Jensen
Trevor Matulka
Brianna Poppert
Noah Rasmussen
Shelby Rowan 
Jake Schneider
Allison Seiler
Brittany Shultz
Nichole Sklare
Amy Sonnenfeld
Alex Sycher
Lauren Ziegenbein 

A number of Civil Clinic alumni also volunteered during Lawyers in the City:
Angela Choe
Alex Lierz
Kasey Ogle
Stephany Pleasant Manness
Megan Zobel