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Fellowships 

We offer several paid fellowships for attorneys and law students. For more information, including the application process, visit www.lacsn.org/fellowships.

Clerkships

If you are dedicated to making a difference, develop your skills and build a lasting relationship with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada through a clerkship. We offer mentoring, learning opportunities, and networking that will help you lay the foundation for becoming a successful lawyer. Paid clerkships are available every semester. For more information, including law clerk FAQs and how to apply, click here.

Externships

Externships are available in all of our project areas. You can work with children in foster care or help youth with special education needs (Children’s Attorneys Project externship). There are opportunities to work with victims of domestic violence or clients in need of immigration assistance (Family Justice Project externship). You could also help adults or minors involved in guardianship or work with individuals battling consumer fraud, illegal debt collection, or eviction/foreclosure (Consumer Rights Project externship). Other opportunities are available at our Family Law and Civil Law Self-Help Centers. There is also a legislative externship available during Nevada’s biennial legislative session. For more information, reach out to Aaron D. MacDonald, Esq., at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student Practice

Student practice is an option for returning law students who qualify under the court’s student practice rule. For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Partners in Pro Bono Program

This program pairs volunteer law students with experienced attorneys to work on a pro bono case. The student participates in every aspect of the case from the initial client interview and demand letter through litigation. The types of cases include family law, civil fraud, bankruptcy, and possibly appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and cases in federal court. This program begins in September and students are highly encouraged to remain involved in the case until completion. Student practice is also an option for those who qualify under the court’s student practice rule. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Education Advocate Program

Children with disabilities in the Clark County foster care system need an advocate to ensure their school is meeting the student’s disability-related needs. Volunteers are needed to interact with the school district for services or accommodations and to participate in the IEP process on behalf of the student. We provide training and support and will work with the volunteers to match them with students. If you're interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Law students willing to commit more than 20 hours of service in a semester working on a case with a pro bono attorney, at one of the self-help centers, or assisting at a special event should contact Aaron D. MacDonald, Esq., at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.