Each Self Help Center is coordinated by the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project in collaboration with the Courts, local bar associations, law schools, attorneys and legal professionals. Volunteers include Nebraska lawyers and non-lawyers who provide assistance under the supervision of a Nebraska lawyer. Self Help Centers are open when the court is open and when volunteers are available. Visitors are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. Due to the demand for services, you should arrive at least one hour before closing if you want assistance that day. Hours for Buffalo County: First Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Volunteers can: answer general questions about the civil court process and court procedures; provide information and instructions for approved court forms and identify resources to help you complete the forms (forms are not available for every legal problem); review approved court forms for completeness and provide instructions for filing; identify resources to help you find a lawyer or legal services for low-income persons
Volunteers cannot: meet with you if you are represented by a lawyer; help with criminal, immigration, bankruptcy, appeals, or trial discovery documents; provide information or resources for every case type or legal situation; give personalized legal advice or legal strategies for your legal problem; act as your lawyer, appear with you in court, or speak to a judge on your behalf.