Legal Aid Center in the News

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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Supreme court justice, ex-attorney general inspire via their perseverance

March 21, 2016

Kim Palchikoff
Las Vegas Sun

As they say, rule No. 1 for keeping upbeat is surrounding yourself with positive people who keep you smiling.

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Attorneys at UNLV legal clinic face uphill battle as minors pursue asylum

February 13, 2016

Ana Ley
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The boy with almond eyes and jet black curls sat timidly before Judge Yon Alberdi, struggling to understand questions from the man speaking English behind the bench.

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PRO BONO HONOREES

February 8, 2016

Vegas Inc.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada honored local attorneys who together over the past year have provided over 25,000 hours of free legal services for low-income Nevadans in Clark County. Over 5,000 clients were provided pro bono legal services by Legal Aid Center’s volunteers in 2015. 

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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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