Legal Aid Center in the News

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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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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