Legal Aid Center in the News

NV Attorneys Honored for Making "Justice For All" Come True

December 5, 2016
Susanne Potter
Public News Service-NV

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. 

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As Auto Lending Rises, So Do Delinquencies

December 1, 2016
Michael Corkery
The New York Times

Regulators are airing "significant concern" about the millions of Americans who are falling behind on their car loans, even as auto lending continues to boom at a near record pace.

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Bride and groom have venue issues at Lake Las Vegas

October 14, 2016
Tricia Kean
Channel 13 News

It's stressful, it's expensive, but it's one of the happiest days of your life. We're talking about your wedding day. But one happy couple hit a major roadblock. 

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Nevada court panel calls for guardianship overhaul that some say harms disabled, elderly

October 1, 2016
Associated Press
Channel 3 News

The Nevada Supreme Court has joined calls for lawmakers to overhaul the state's troubled guardianship program that critics say victimizes some of the disabled and elderly people it was set up to help.

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Nevada high court panel calls for guardianship system reforms

September 29, 2016
Colton Lockhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Nevada Supreme Court commission on Thursday called for sweeping reforms of the state’s guardianship system in hopes of better protecting the state’s growing elderly and infirm population.

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Renters' rights for victims of violent crimes

September 22, 2016
Tricia Kean
Contact 13

A valley woman is attacked right outside her own apartment. Now she doesn't feel safe and wants out of her lease. But when she went to management, they said no way. So she reached out to Contact 13, and we delivered results.

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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. 

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Payday loan reforms brewing

August 27, 2016

Steve Sebelius
Las Vegas Review Journal

No matter what else may be said about the payday loan industry, this much should be clear: You should not have to sell your blood plasma in order to make a loan payment.

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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.

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District Court Guide and File Website Recognized As One Of Nation's Top 10 Court Technology Solutions

August 2016

Eigth JD Court

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.

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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.

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Nevada officials promise bill tightening rules on payday lending

August 10th 2016

Adelaide Chen
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.

 

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UNLV Boyd School of Law to Hold 7th Annual Community Law Day

August 2016

UNLV

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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.

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Some get a chance to wipe their criminal record clean

August 2016

Vanessa Murphy
Channel 8 News

It's already tough enough to find work in Nevada, especially with the second highest unemployment rate in the country. But what if you have a criminal record?

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Access to Justice Salutes Melanie Kushnir 1973-2016

July 2016

Patricia Lee, Esq.
Nevada Lawyer Magazine

The access to justice community lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Melanie Kushnir in May. 

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