The Ponca Tribal Court does NOT provide attorneys for anyone.
An attorney is not required, but any person may hire any attorney of their choice, at their cost to represent them in Tribal Court, provided that the attorney has gone through the admission process. See the List of Attorneys (as of 4/5/2024) who have gone through this process.

If you are not able to afford an attorney, then you may wish to contact Legal Aid of Nebraska.

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income Nebraskans. Legal Aid’s mission is to promote justice, dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency through quality legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn.

Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Native American Program provides free legal advice and representation to Native Americans.

Ponca Office Hours

Attorneys and other Native American Program staff come to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska offices on a regular basis, as follows:

  • Ralston: 1-4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning December 8, 2021
  • Lincoln: 1-4:30 p.m. every other Wednesday beginning December 15, 2021

Anyone can meet with us during these times to receive legal services. Folks can also apply by phone on the Native American AccessLine or online at The Native American AccessLine can be reached by calling 1-800-729-9908, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.