TENANTS: There's no state or federal eviction moratorium in place, meaning you'll face immediate eviction if you don’t take action after receiving an eviction notice. If you've received an eviction notice or order, please visit the Civil Law Self-Help Center ASAP at the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Ave downtown. Other tenants with questions can connect with a legal advocate at 702-386-1070 or info@lacsn.org. For more info and our COVID-19 Legal & Financial Toolkit, click here.

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Civil Justice Summer Fellowship

Sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada announces the creation of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Civil Justice Summer Fellowship, sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini. 

Legal Aid Center will award the Civil Justice Summer Fellowship to a law student who has a minimum of 45 law school credits and meets the Nevada requirements for student practice (Rule 49.5). The chosen fellow will be mentored by a small number of attorneys in one of our Project areas (Family Justice Project, Children’s Attorneys Project, or Consumer Rights Project), gaining practical legal skills from interviewing potential clients, to drafting documents and court appearances, through final resolution. 

• Application period:  November 2, 2020 – December 15, 2020

• The Fellowship stipend is $10,000 and is paid in installments on the 1st and 15th of the month during the summer portion of the fellowship. 

• The Fellow will be offered a mentoring session with one of our community’s jurists.

Application information is available at www.lacsn.org/CivilJustice. Preference will be given to a law student who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 144,000 individuals a year. The Fellowship begins on May 18, 2021. 

Application requirements:  

A cover letter explaining why you are applying for this experience;

A legal writing sample, limited to 10 pages; 

Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member.  Letters can be sent confidentially by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include non-legal employment experience; and

Your law school transcript

If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 702-386-1442.

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight PST on December 15, 2020.

     

 

Legal Aid Center's Civil Justice Summer Fellowship
Sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini

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We are proud to offer the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Civil Justice Summer Fellowship, sponsored by Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and Aldo Manzini. The Civil Justice Summer Fellowship will provide a law student from an ABA-accredited law school who meets the Nevada requirements for student practice (Rule 49.5) the opportunity to work full-time during the summer with attorney mentors in one of our project areas: Family Justice Project, Children’s Attorneys Project, or Consumer Rights Project. The Fellow will gain practical legal skills, from interviewing potential clients and drafting documents, to court appearances and final resolution. 

Legal Aid Center Board Member Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini and her husband, Aldo Manzini, are proud Las Vegas residents who created the Civil Justice Summer Fellowship to encourage the brightest future legal minds to join Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, to engage in the Las Vegas community, and build their legal career in Southern Nevada. “We appreciate the importance of practical legal and courtroom experience for new attorneys and we want to provide a hands-on fellowship experience for a public interest-minded law student.”

The application period for the
2021 Civil Justice Summer Fellowship is closed

- Application period: November 2, 2020 – December 15, 2020
- The Civil Justice Summer Fellowship begins on May 18, 2021
- The Fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend for the summer

Preference will be given to a law student who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 144,000 individuals a year. The Civil Justice Summer Fellow will also be offered a mentoring session with one of our community’s jurists.

Additional Information:   

If you have questions, you may reach out to Venicia Considine, Esq., Director of Development and Community Relations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 702-386-1442.

 

Civil Justice Summer Fellows

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2021

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship

Sponsored by Paul Padda Law

Job Type: One-year Community Justice Fellowship

Schedule: August 2, 2021 thru July 30, 2022, full-time

Experience: recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: November 13, 2020

Practice Area: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Description: The purpose of the Community Justice Fellowship is to expose the fellow to the workings of a top public interest law practice while obtaining practical experience assisting with the great unmet legal needs in Southern Nevada. The fellow will rotate through Legal Aid Center’s Project areas and practice in multiple legal areas, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will award a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or attorney with less than 3 years of postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 144,000 individuals a year. For more information, visit www.lacsn.org/CJFellowship

Application Instructions:

Applications are available at www.lacsn.org/CJFellowship. Preference will be given to a member of a diverse group that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law and is fluent in a language spoken in a local underserved community. Information on the fellowship and Paul Padda Law can also be found at https://www.paulpaddalaw.com/about-us/community-justice-fellowship

  •  An essay, approximately 500 words in length, responding to the question in the application;
  •  Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member. Letters can be sent confidentially by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  •  A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include level of written and verbal skills for any additional languages; and
  • Your law school transcript
  • If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 702-386-1442.

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by midnight PST on November 13, 2020.

Salary: The fellow’s compensation will equal a staff attorney’s salary at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and will include health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and other legal aid benefits.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking an attorney to provide direct, client-driven representation to adults and minors facing or under guardianship. Legal Aid Center’s Guardianship Advocacy Program is nationally recognized as the gold standard in the fight to protect the civil rights of senior citizens, disabled individuals, and minors in guardianship court. As part of our large, committed, and collaborative team, this attorney will guard against financial and other exploitation and help shape and enforce meaningful protections for those otherwise unable to protect themselves. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, intelligent, compassionate, team player who possesses a passion for public service and a strong commitment to ensuring justice for the most vulnerable populations in our community.

Requirements

No previous legal experience in guardianship area required; candidate will be provided thorough and in-depth training. Excellent legal writing, analytical, and communication skills a must. Will consider all experience levels, including newly admitted attorneys, so long as active/good standing bar license from any U.S. jurisdiction. Will also consider those awaiting bar exam results if past record of academic success. Bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, a plus.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

Salary depends upon experience with a benefits package provided, including health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, vacation/sick time and company matched 403b retirement plan.

Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities. Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

Application Instructions:
NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department                  
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104                       
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit law firm is seeking a full time Legal Intake Advocate to screen low-income clients for eligibility for legal aid, provide legal information to clients under the supervision of a lawyer, prepare legal documents and related research in the landlord/tenant area. Paralegal or legal experience preferred.  Excellent communication and public interaction skills are necessary.  Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish.  Salary Depends on Experience.

Additional qualities desired:

  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • A team player that enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefit package, including 100% employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and dependents, vacation/sick time, and company matched 403b plan.

Please visit www.lacsn.org  for more information about our organization and select “CAREERS” for current opportunities.  Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please e-mail cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Human Resources Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd. 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

All offers of employment at Legal Aid Center are contingent upon clearance of background check.

Deadline: Open until filled

 

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm has an immediate opening for a Self-Help Center Staff Attorney to assist self-represented litigants in family court.  The Staff Attorney will assist in providing forms and information to the public about family court procedures and laws, and will primarily work alongside staff with the public across multiple service methods.  The Staff Attorney will work on access to justice projects as needed, and will manage operations when the Directing Attorney is unavailable.  Candidates should have previous family law experience and familiarity with state district court procedures.  Prior supervisory experience is preferred.  Excellent technical skills, communication, quick thinking, patience, and customer service skills a must.  Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, but not required.  Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction.

Additional qualities desired:

Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department                  
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104                       
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Fall 2021 Openings
Law Clerk and Extern positions

Children's Attorneys Project

Consumer Rights Project 

Eviction Prevention Program  

Family Justice Project - Family Law

Family Law Self-Help Center

Intake Advocate

Other opportunities  

For more information on Legal Aid Center's projects and programs, see below or visit www.lacsn.org.

Children's Attorneys Project:  The Children’s Attorneys Project provides counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The attorneys serve as the child's voice before the court and community allowing the child to take an active role (and responsibility) in their own destiny.  

Education Advocacy Program:  A program with the Children’s Attorneys Project, the Education Advocacy Program provides advice, training, advocacy, and legal representation for children with disabilities who are entitled to special education services under federal and state law. 

Family Justice Project:  The Family Justice Project provides a wide range of representation to victims of domestic violence. Our attorneys appear at hearings to extend protective orders and assist with divorce and custody issues. We also represent victims of crime who have civil and family law problems that are a result of their victimization.

Immigration Advocacy Program:  A program within the Family Justice Project, the Immigration Advocacy Program provides legal assistance and representation to immigrant victims of violence. We also represent victims of crime who have civil and family law problems that are a result of their victimization and assist battered immigrants self-petition the government to remain lawfully in the United States. 

Family Law Self-Help Center: The Family Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent legal issues, can request legal information regardless of their income, assets, or citizenship. Located in the Family Law Courthouse, the Family Law Self-Help Center is a legal “emergency room” for pro se litigants navigating the court system.  The center provides legal information and court forms to walk-in customers who need guidance in filing or managing their family court case.   

Consumer Rights Project: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Consumer Rights Project helps people who cannot afford an attorney fight back against economic predators. We represent consumers trapped by payday loans, people left without transportation due to illegal repossessions, victims of unlawful car sales or bad mechanics, homeowners on the verge of losing their homes, and the elderly or disabled being victimized by guardians or family. 

Guardianship Advocacy Program: A program within the Consumer Rights Project, the Guardianship Advocacy Program provides direct representation to seniors and adults facing or under a guardianship. The Program is on the forefront of a changing area of law and is helping to shape and enforce meaningful protections for those otherwise unable to protect themselves. 

Bankruptcy: The Consumer Rights Project Bankruptcy unit interviews and analyzes potential Legal Aid Center clients looking for consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 or 13) information and representation.   

Civil Law Self-Help Center: The Civil Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent legal issues, can request legal information regardless of their income, assets, or citizenship. Located in the Regional Justice Center, the Civil Law Self-Help Center assists over 50,000 customers a year and is a legal “emergency room” for self-represented litigants navigating the court system. Common issues addressed at the Civil Law Self-Help Center include landlord-tenant, small claims, debt collection, and general litigation. 

Legal Aid Center Intake: The Consumer Rights and Family Justice Projects at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada have a front line intake system for our client services. The intake staff screen low income clients for eligibility for Legal Aid Center services, analyze potential legal issues, provide legal information to clients under the supervision of a lawyer, research consumer fraud issues, and prepare legal documents. 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

LEGAL SECRETARY

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a private, non-profit law firm has an immediate opening for a full-time, permanent Legal Secretary for its Children’s Attorneys Project - child abuse & neglect unit.  Qualified candidates must have experience with Nevada and Federal court procedures, court e-filing, court calendaring, Microsoft Office, case management system and general office protocols.  In addition, candidate must be highly organized, have excellent legal writing and communication skills, knowledge of law office documents and advanced computer skills. Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, however, not required. Family Law experience a plus.  Salary depends upon experience. 

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing customer service to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

  Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefit package, including 100% employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and dependents, paid vacation/sick time, and company matched 403b plan.

 Please visit www.lacsn.org  for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities.  Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

 

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please send cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

725 E. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Deadline: Open until filled

 

 

Job Openings:

Guardianship Attorney

Legal Intake Advocate

Legal Secretary

Opportunities for Law Students

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer

All offers of employment at Legal Aid Center are contingent upon clearance of background check.

 

 

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit, public interest law firm is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP). Candidate will assist with community outreach and direct representation to abused and neglected children currently in foster care.  

Prefer a minimum of two years litigation experience in public interest law, with an emphasis in family law.  Excellent legal writing and communication skills a must.  Prefer bi-lingual candidate, English/Spanish, but not required.  Qualified candidates must possess an active/good standing Bar License from any United States jurisdiction.   Salary depends upon experience.

Additional qualities desired:

  • Is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting  low-income and vulnerable people in our community
  • Enjoys providing legal information to someone who might need extra patience understanding their legal issue
  • An empathetic communicator with a positive attitude
  • Enjoys being a part of a great team of caring individuals
  • Loves challenges, dislikes being bored, and believes drama and gossip belong at the movies or at brunch, not at work.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefit package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance for employees and their dependents, PTO and company matched 403b plan, among other benefits.  Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada conducts a background review on employees.

Please visit www.lacsn.org for more information about our organization and select careers for current opportunities.  Follow us on Twitter.com/LegalAidSNV, Facebook and YouTube.

NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

Please email cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:

Human Resources Department
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
725 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer 

Deadline: Open until filled