Legal Aid Center in the News

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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Woman says landlord won't fix broken air conditioning

June 22, 2016

Stephanie Zepelin
ABC 13 Action News

A valley mom says she has been without air conditioning in her home for two weeks.

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Nevada Praise for Feds' Move to Curb Payday Lending Abuses

June 3,, 2016

SUZANNE POTTER
PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE

Nevada consumer advocates are praising a federal plan released Thursday to rein in short-term lenders who can charge sky-high interest rates for payday and car-title loans.

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Officials see need to reduce national visa backlog for undocumented immigrant crime victims

May 20, 2016

ALEXANDER S. COREY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Executive Director Barbara Buckley called attention Friday to a national backlog of visas for undocumented immigrant victims of crime.

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Law firm offers counsel to those fighting to prevent guardianship takeover of rights

May 22, 2016

COLTON LOCHHEAD
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

A nonprofit law firm hopes some fresh eyes might help ease the troubles facing Southern Nevada’s guardianship system.

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Most who take out auto title loans resort to reborrowing, official says

May 17, 2016

JAMIE MUNKS
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

One in five people who take out single-payment car title loans end up seeing their vehicle seized by the lender for failing to repay their debt.

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Class on Immigration Demystified Current Laws

April 28, 2016

Fernando Lopez Duran
Coyote Student News @ CSN

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit law firm, partnered with College of Southern Nevada to present information on pathways to citizenship during a free immigration class held on campus.

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Free Ask-A-Lawyer Event on Monday in Las Vegas

April 29, 2016

Suzanne Potter
Public News Service

If you've got a legal question but can't afford an attorney, you're in luck. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is sponsoring its fifth annual free "Ask a Lawyer" day on Monday, in honor of National Law Day. 

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Management offers woman new apartment after rain damage

April 25, 2016

Marissa Kynaston
ABC 13 Action News

A valley woman is upset after she says property management has continued to neglect her home when it rains, leaving her stuck to live in a damaged apartment.  

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