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Spring 2022 Openings
Law Clerk and Extern positions

Law Clerk, Spring 2022 - Family Law Self-Help Center

The Family Law Self-Help Center is a stimulating, high-energy environment where walk-in customers, often with urgent 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. The clerk will gain vast experience in issue spotting, applying the rules of civil procedure, interviewing and communicating court processes with individuals, and analyzing a variety of documents, all under the supervision of a directing attorney. Common issues addressed at the self-help center include divorce, custody, guardianship, name changes, motion practice, and trial preparation.

Applicants who have completed their first year of law school and taught a family law community education class will be given preference. Students will be trained in the relevant areas of law and supervised by one attorney. The immediate assistance the student will provide to the public has the potential to significantly affect the lives of individuals unfamiliar with the court system. Students may also work on projects, such as form creation and design, which will have a lasting impact on our customer community. 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.

Please contact Aaron MacDonald with any questions at 702-386-1437 or send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, & transcript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada conducts a background review on all employees.

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

 

Intake Law Clerk, Spring 2022 - Consumer Rights Project

The Consumer Rights Project of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is looking for a law clerk who has a passion for working hands-on with clients and gaining interviewing skills. The clerk will work with the lead attorney and paralegals to analyze issues that arise on a daily basis. The intake clerk will screen low income clients for eligibility for legal aid services, provide legal information to clients under the supervision of a lawyer, research consumer fraud issues, and may prepare legal documents.

The clerk will gain vast experience in issue spotting, interviewing potential clients, communicating legal information to non-lawyers, communicating the client’s story to staff attorneys, and analyzing documents, all under the supervision of a directing attorney.

The position requires a law student who is out-going, empathetic, quick thinking, and is a team player. The ideal candidate is able to understand the lives and struggles confronting low-income and vulnerable people in our community and enjoys providing legal information to individuals who may need extra patience to understand their legal issue. The position is ideal for a student wanting to sharpen their legal analysis and communication skills in a fast paced environment. The assistance the law clerk will provide has the potential to significantly affect the lives of individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.

Law students will be trained in the relevant areas of law and supervised by one attorney. The time commitment is a minimum of 15 hours per week at the pay rate of $18.00 per hour. Applicants must be available weekdays. Please note that this is an in person position.

Please contact Aaron MacDonald with any questions at 702-386-1437 or send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, & transcript to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to apply. Applicants who have taught a community service class will be given preference. Legal Aid Center conducts a background review on all employees.

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

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