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.
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.
District Court Guide and File Website Recognized As One Of Nation's Top 10 Court Technology Solutions
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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.
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.
Nevada officials promise bill tightening rules on payday lending
August 10th 2016
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.
UNLV Boyd School of Law to Hold 7th Annual Community Law Day
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.
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.
Nevada AG intensifies efforts to fight financial fraud, shield elderly from exploitation
June 30, 2016
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.
These fine local legal minds also have big hearts — for kids, immigrants and the underprivileged
June 24, 2016
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.
Nevada lawmakers approve new fraud unit for Attorney General
July 1, 2016
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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