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 6/9/2020) 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:
- Norfolk: Third Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- Omaha: First Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Lincoln: Second Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m.
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 www.legalaidofnebraska.org. The Native American AccessLine can be reached by calling 1-800-729-9908, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.