Nebraska Paralegal Association


Paralegal Students

If you're just considering a paralegal career or you're already deep into your studies we have resources to help you where you're at.

Paralegals, also known as legal assistants, are a distinguishable group of professionals who assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training, and experience, paralegals have knowledge and experience regarding the legal system and substantive and procedural law that qualify them to do work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney. In all 50 states, legal assistants are prohibited from practicing law. They cannot represent a client in court or give legal advice. Paralegals are employed in private law offices, corporations, and governmental agencies.

Paralegal Student Scholarships

We offer scholarships to paralegal students at accredited institutions in Nebraska who meet certain eligibility requirements. Membership is encouraged but non-members are also eligible to apply.

Application instructions and full details

Student Scholarship Past Recipients

Get Answers

Find more basic information about the paralegal profession and what schools offer paralegal programs in Nebraska with Frequently Asked Questions.

Become a Student Member at NePA

Student members get access to all the great benefits of NePA to help you jumpstart your career and Student Membership is free!

NePA Student Membership Application

Internship Opportunities

If you are an MCC or College of St. Mary student seeking internship opportunities, please contact the individuals below to determine their need for an intern:

Criminal, Immigration, and Family Law:
Forney Roth LLC
Christopher Roth

GWR Wealth Management LLC
Sara B. Kucera, Senior Administrative Officer and Advanced Certified Paralegal

McGoughLaw PC LLO
Tyson Girard, Certified Paralegal

Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
Shannon D. Persoma, Paralegal

We will update this page as we learn of additional opportunities.

Please attend NePA's District I (Omaha) and District II (Lincoln) luncheons to meet paralegals in their respective communities, network, and learn of new paralegal job opportunities. Don't forget to check out our Careers page.