29 Oct 2019
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.
Student volunteers were:
A number of Civil Clinic alumni also volunteered during Lawyers in the City:
Stephany Pleasant Manness