Legal Aid Center in the News
Nevada Praise for Feds' Move to Curb Payday Lending Abuses
June 3,, 2016
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.
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.
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.
Free Ask-A-Lawyer Event on Monday in Las Vegas
April 29, 2016
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.
Attorneys at UNLV legal clinic face uphill battle as minors pursue asylum
February 13, 2016
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.
PRO BONO HONOREES
February 8, 2016
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.
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.