The Children’s Attorneys Project provides counsel, advice and representation to abused and neglected children who have never before had representation. The attorneys serve as the child's voice before the court and community allowing the children to take an active role (and responsibility) in their own destiny. The Children's Attorneys Project was formed in 1999 with the goal to create a method for abused and neglected children, who are in foster care placement, institutions, or wards of the state, to have a voice in court and speak out for their destiny.
This position is for current Law School Students only. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Children’s Attorneys Project law clerks work closely with the 25 staff attorneys in the unit to draft motions and pleadings, prepare arguments and case briefs for trials, attend court hearings and client meetings if schedules permit, and prepare memos regarding children who are in dire need of pro bono CAP attorneys. The time commitment is a minimum of 15 hours per week under public interest grants if applicable, or at the pay rate of $18.00 per hour.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is an ADA/Equal Opportunity Employer