Legal Aid Center in the News

February 26, 2020

Nevada Current
Pashtana Usufzy

Report estimates 1 in 5 Nevadans have some form of medical debt in collections. Across the country, a reckoning is taking place over medical debt stemming from hospital visits.

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January 16, 2020

Nevada Public Radio
Mike Prevatt

Hours after the smoke cleared from the December 21 Alpine Motel Apartments fire, investigators said the culprit appeared to be a stove. 

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January 6, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal 
Alexis Egeland

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center continues to offer services to survivors of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, now in a larger space.

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December 9, 2019

Public News Service

Truancy rates are high and graduation rates are low – especially for Nevada's 4,200 children in foster care – and child advocates say systemic change is needed.

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November 22, 2019

The Nevada Independent
Riley Snyder

A national trade group for payday lenders is asking state officials to ignore state laws governing high-interest loans while it works to implement regulations for a pilot program allowing a limited number of companies to offer unique financial products outside of existing regulations.

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October 25, 2019

Telemundo Las Vegas

November 15, 2019

Nevada Current
Jennifer Solis

Being poor is expensive. And it’s even more so for those who have no or only limited access to banking.

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October 30, 2019

Nevada Public Radio
Michael Lyle

Legal Aid of Southern Nevada is collaborating with Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division and Clark County to open a Protection Order Office and Family Self-Help Center in order to simplify and streamline the process of getting protection orders.

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October 21, 2019

KTNV
Austin Carter 

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Law enforcement agencies and victims' advocates gathered for the fourth annual Leave No Victim Behind conference in Las Vegas on Monday.

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September 3, 2019

Public News Service
Suzanne Potter

Legal aid groups are searching for a special group of volunteers to advocate for foster kids within the school system.

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September 3, 2019

Public News Service
Suzanne Potter

Complaints by Nevada tenants to legal-aid organizations have shot up this summer, as landlords began raising fees after a new law, Senate Bill 151, went into effect. Now, Attorney General Aaron Ford is letting renters know that landlords cannot unilaterally raise fees.

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Learn how you can save money when cashing checks, paying bills, & paying off loans. Nevadans for the Common Good is hosting a free event on March 21st at the East Las Vegas Library. Legal Aid Center will be there with several financial institutions to discuss options. For more information, click here.

The State Bar of Nevada released results from the July 2019 Bar Exam. We want to congratulate everyone on this list, including 16 individuals who are former clerks, externs and volunteers at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. We are proud of you! Click here for the complete list.

As of February 1, 2020, the laws and regulations governing child support calculations have changed. To learn how to calculate child support & to find an online calculator provided by the State of Nevada, click here to visit the Family Law Self Help Center website click here.

We are honored to receive this inaugural award from the National Association of Counsel for Children for the amazing work and accomplishments achieved through our Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP). To learn more about CAP and this award, click here.