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Legal Aid of Nebraska

Omaha, United States
Joined May 2016
Presence in: United States
Focus: Generalist Legal Services

For more than 50 years, Legal Aid of Nebraska has provided dignity, hope, self-sufficiency and justice through quality civil legal aid for those who have nowhere else to turn. The fundamental goal of legal aid services is simple—to provide free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients.

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Amy Swoboda

United States  
Legal Aid of Nebraska
Joined May 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
I am the Farm and Food Attorney at Legal Aid of Nebraska. I am a native of Lincoln and recently spent four years in Moscow, Idaho, where I received my J.D. and M.S. focusing on Water Resources. My master’s thesis focused on water, land use, and agricultural policies and practices concerning the use of the River Nile in Egypt. Upon my return to Nebraska, I started working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Agronomy and Horticulture Department. I helped instruct a course on international land grabs with Dr. Charles Francis. In both of these positions I hope to support local farmers and food systems. Through my work with Legal Aid of Nebraska I help beginning farmers obtain information and support them as they try to start farming operations. I also focus on water law, urban agriculture, and local foods. I hope to gain new ideas and information from joining this network.
Amy Swoboda is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Aid of Nebraska.

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