Legal Aid Center in the News

State Investigates Car Title Lender for Allegedly Overcharging

January 28, 2016

Public News Service

LAS VEGAS – A consumer advocate is speaking out against the car title lender TitleMax, saying some of the company's loans violate state law and overcharge borrowers, sometimes by thousands of dollars. 

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Pilot program aims for consistency, speed in child welfare cases

January 31, 2016

Yesenia Amaro
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A move toward consistency may help get child welfare cases resolved faster and children into permanent homes sooner.

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State Guardianship Commission meets again

January 22, 2016

Darcy Spears 
ABC 13 Action News

Abuse, isolation, exploitation, lack of oversight.

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Legal Aid Center honors attorneys for pro bono work

January 10, 2016

Las Vegas Business Press

The efforts of local attorneys were honored Dec. 11 at the 15th annual Pro Bono awards luncheon, held at the Rio.

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Title loan companies grow, fend off regulation

December 9, 2015

Fred Schulte
The Center for Public Integrity 

After years of financial ups and downs, Gloria Whitaker needed some quick cash to help keep a roof over her head.

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YOU ASK. WE INVESTIGATE: Woman wants out of lease after apartment burglarized

November 30, 2015

Stephanie Zepelin
ABC 13 Action News

A Las Vegas woman said burglars ruined her Thanksgiving. 

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Lawmakers protect title loan firms while borrowers pay sky-high interest rates

December 9, 2015

Fred Schulte
The Center for Public Integrity

How millions in campaign contributions help block laws to crack down on lending abuses

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Even when cars sold, borrowers can be on hook

November 28, 2015

Jennifer Robison
Las Vegas Review-Journal

High interest rates associated with auto-title loans grab most of the industry's headlines.

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Borrow $2,500 today, lose an $8,000 car tomorrow

November 28, 2015

Jennifer Robison
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Retired mover Wayne Fischer lives mostly on $489 a month from Social Security.

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Three companies dominate the car title loan industry

November 28, 2015

Jennifer Robison
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The title loan industry is fragmented, with dozens of players ranging from small mom-and-pop locations to nationwide operators with thousands of locations. 

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UNLV law student Wynn Tashman advocates for underrepresented youth

November 24, 2015

Mark Adams
Las Vegas Weekly

Court can be a scary place for a kid. 

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All-volunteer group marks 10 years of strengthening community

November 20, 2015

Jan Hogan
View Staff Writer

It's been 10 years of helping the community grow stronger and 10 years of funding worthwhile organizations.

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Guardianship called court-sanctioned exploitation

November 23, 2015

Darcy Spears
ABC 13 Action News

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - More startling discoveries about just how 'unjust' Clark County's guardianship system is.

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Nevada's top judge wants permanent oversight of guardianship system

November 23, 2015

Colton Lochhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevada's top justice wants to form a permanent Supreme Court committee that would monitor and analyze the state's troubled guardianship system.

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Nevada attorney general program offering legal help for service members

November 18, 2015

The Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt is launching a program to provide free legal assistance to members of the military.

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