Office of the Public Guardian

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of Public Guardian is designed to serve as the guardian or conservator for an individual when no other alternative is available. In addition to providing the means of last resort as guardians or conservators for those situations where no family member or suitable individual is available, the Office of Public Guardian provides education, training, and support for volunteer and family guardians and conservators, and recruits individuals to serve as guardians and conservators for Nebraska’s vulnerable individuals. The work of the Office of Public Guardian is guided by the Advisory Council on Public Guardianship. Work began on January 1, 2015, to develop the processes, guidelines, plans and personnel policies to implement the Public Guardianship Act.

Public Guardianship Act

The Office of Public Guardian was established by the Nebraska Legislature in 2014.



Annual Reports

OPG in the News

Presentations and Speakers

If you would like to request a speaker from the Office of Public Guardian, please click here and follow the link that reads: "Request Judicial Branch Staff Speakers" to complete the request form.


Marla J. Fischer, JD

Director, Office of Public Guardian
1540 South 70th Street, Suite 202
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 471-2862