Volunteer Lawyers Sought to Help Tenants Facing Eviction in Nebraska
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced the creation of the Tenant Assistance Project, developed by the University of Nebraska College of Law Civil Clinic, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Legal Aid of Nebraska, the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights and Nebraska Appleseed to provide free legal representation to those facing eviction.
In March, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts issued an executive order deferring eviction trials based on nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19, now that order expires May 31. The Tenant Assistance Project will provide training and support to volunteer attorneys to represent tenants with eviction cases in Lancaster County Court in a “limited scope capacity.”
Lawyers interested in volunteering may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 531-220-6773.
All attorneys volunteering through the project will be covered by the Volunteer Lawyer Project’s malpractice insurance and will receive training.