Sections: Public Interest Law

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This section is comprised of lawyers who practice or have an interest in using public interest law to create a more just society. The section provides a common forum for exchanging ideas among public interest practitioners. Among other activities, members of the section study proposals and make recommendations in an effort to facilitate the delivery of legal services to clients in Nebraska in various areas, including but not limited to the areas of poverty law, disability rights, civil liberties and civil rights, sexual and domestic violence victims' advocacy, prisoners' rights, and the rights of immigrants. The section also focuses its attention on other communities who are indigent, powerless or whose legal needs are unserved or underserved. The section seeks to be a resource for lawyers whose practice serves the public interest, whether they are employed within an advocacy organization or are providing pro bono services to clients.

Brian D. Craig
Disability Rights Nebraska
134 S 13th St. #600
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 474-3183; Fax: (402) 474-3274

Vice Chair:
Misty R. Christo
Omaha, NE

Christine A. Stolarskyj
Legal Aid of Nebraska, Omaha
209 S 19th St. #200
Omaha NE 68102
(402) 348-1069; Fax: (402) 348-1065

Executive Committee:
Carol Cleaver, Lincoln
Jennifer Gaughan, Omaha
Kenneth M. Smith,

Executive Council Liaison:
Jane F. Langan Mach, Lincoln

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