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.