Legal Aid Center in the News

Web Extra: Payday loans

September 2, 2016

Las Vegas Now

Politics NOW host Steve Sebelius talks with Tennille Pereira from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada about a bill that will be introduced at the next legislative session. The bill is designed to help clients who use payday loans. 

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Payday loan reforms brewing

August 27, 2016

Steve Sebelius
Las Vegas Review Journal

No matter what else may be said about the payday loan industry, this much should be clear: You should not have to sell your blood plasma in order to make a loan payment.

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Payday loans could face more restrictions

August 10, 2016
Patrick Walker , Jonathan Carerra
Las Vegas Now

If you want to take out a payday loan in Las Vegas, it's not hard to find a lender. The state treasurer's office says there are more payday loan businesses than there are McDonald's in Nevada.

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District Court Guide and File Website Recognized As One Of Nation's Top 10 Court Technology Solutions

August 2016

Eigth JD Court

The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Guide and File system made the list of the top-10 court technology solutions as named by the National Association for Court Management (NACM). The honor was announced for Guide and File at this year’s Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Award, during the organization’s annual conference in Pittsburg, PA. The awards are given each year to courts that make the best use of web technology to improve court services and access to public records.

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Family with newborn finds home infested with bed bugs

August 15th 2016

Chistine Kim Monday
Channel 3 News

Bed bugs are infesting a Las Vegas home and the renters say their landlord hasn't done anything about it. They've been living in those conditions for months and say they were recently told it was their problem.

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Nevada officials promise bill tightening rules on payday lending

August 10th 2016

Adelaide Chen
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A state bill tightening restrictions on payday loans is in the pipeline for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, according to the state treasurer. Nevada is among at least six other states with no interest rate cap – Utah, Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota and Delaware – making it among the most expensive states to take out a payday loan. The average cost to borrow $300 for five months in Nevada is $596, based on an annual percentage rate of 512 percent, according to a study by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2014.

 

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UNLV Boyd School of Law to Hold 7th Annual Community Law Day

August 2016

UNLV

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Citizens with criminal records in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson are invited to attend a community event that will allow them to get a court order sealing of their record. Interested individuals must complete the steps outlined here by Aug. 11 in order to participate.

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Some get a chance to wipe their criminal record clean

August 2016

Vanessa Murphy
Channel 8 News

It's already tough enough to find work in Nevada, especially with the second highest unemployment rate in the country. But what if you have a criminal record?

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Access to Justice Salutes Melanie Kushnir 1973-2016

July 2016

Patricia Lee, Esq.
Nevada Lawyer Magazine

The access to justice community lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Melanie Kushnir in May. 

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Northern Nevada man charged with abusing guardianship system

July 12, 2016

Wesley Juhl
Las Vegas Review-Journal

An Elko County man has been arrested in connection with abuses of the guardianship system, the Nevada attorney general’s office announced Tuesday.

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Lawyers take pro bono cases of attorney who died in Red Rock Canyon hiking fall

July 17, 2016

Alexander S. Corey
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dozens of local attorneys are taking on pro bono cases to honor a former colleague whose life was cut short in a May hiking accident.

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Nevada AG intensifies efforts to fight financial fraud, shield elderly from exploitation

June 30, 2016

Sandra Chereb
Las Vegas Review Journal

The Nevada attorney general’s office is intensifying efforts to fight financial fraud and protect the elderly and vulnerable people from exploitation.

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A family on the valley's east side is without air conditioning once again.

July 6, 2016

Michael Burton
ABC 13 Action News

Man who had been hospitalized says air conditioning is broken yet again

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These fine local legal minds also have big hearts — for kids, immigrants and the underprivileged

June 24, 2016

Jason Scavone
Desert Companion

In popular culture, lawyers have been having a moment for, like, 60 years now, ever since the TV version of Perry Mason started badgering criminals into ’fessing up on the stand. 

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Nevada lawmakers approve new fraud unit for Attorney General

July 1, 2016

Geoff Dornan
Nevada Appeal

 The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved spending nearly $1.3 million a year for the next five years to create a new financial fraud unit within the Attorney General’s Office.

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