Legal Aid Center in the News

Las Vegas Relief Tops Eight Figures

Oct 18, 2017
TheNonProfitTimes
By Andy Segedin

A GoFundMe campaign dedicated to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund stands at just shy of $11 million as of Wednesday morning while other million-dollar fundraising efforts are ongoing throughout the city.

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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and State Bar of Nevada Join Forces to Provide Free Legal Assistance for Civil Matters to Victims, Families of Oct. 1 Tragedy

Oct 11, 2017
Nevada Business
By Nancy Katz

The horrific events following the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival will leave more than just emotional scars. 

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Officials begin allowing crowd at mass shooting to collect belongings

Oct 8, 2017
Las Vegas Sun
By Chris Kudialis

One week after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history occurred along the Las Vegas Strip, some of those who left their personal belongings behind as they fled the scene can begin collecting them.

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Victims of Las Vegas mass shooting can get pro bono legal help

Oct 10, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Matthew Crowley

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the State Bar of Nevada said Tuesday they will provide pro bono legal services to victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip.

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How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

Oct 9, 2017
The New Yorker
By Rachel Aviv

For years, Rudy North woke up at 9 a.m. and read the Las Vegas Review-Journal while eating a piece of toast.

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Las Vegas Victims Must Now Wrestle With Bills, Banks, and Bosses

Oct 6, 2017
Bloomberg
By Polly Mosendz

In an office just seven miles north of Las Vegas and the Mandalay Bay Resort, where a gunman killed almost 60 people and injured 500 others Sunday, Christine Miller runs through the scenarios. 

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Juvenile immigration case backlog grows in Nevada

Oct 2, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By Jessie Bekker

Nevada is doing better processing immigration cases involving minors than the nation as a whole, but nearly a quarter of all such cases filed in the state since 2009 are still pending, according to federal data released last week.

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Free legal aid for veterans

Sep 27, 2017
Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO – Local veterans can receive free legal assistance at an event Friday and Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 1375 13th St.

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Program to Give Foster Kids Attorneys Set to Get More Money

Sept. 24, 2017
LV Sun
By The Associated Press

A Clark County program that provides attorneys to foster children in civil cases involving abuse or neglect is set to get an additional infusion of money, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

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No foster child will be forgotten: A state mandate means all kids in the system will have attorneys on their side

Sept. 18, 2017
LV Sun
By April Corbin

When Elliot Brittain was 17, the two people who’d been raising him — his grandparents — both died unexpectedly, and he found himself immersed in the Clark County foster care system.

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Nevada Guardianship Reform Bills

June, 2017
Nevada Lawyer
By Debra Bookout, Esq.

In the early part of 2015, allegations of exploitation, neglect and other abuses in guardianship court were gaining statewide attention. 

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Nevada bill raises total-loss threshold to 80 percent, cuts repair cost exemptions

April 6, 2017
RDN 
John Hunter

A Nevada bill raises the threshold for a total loss to 80 percent and proposes that anything else totaled by an insurer should get a salvage title.

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Proposed payday lending measures are needed consumer protection

March 24, 2017

The Nevada Independent
Tennille K. Pereira, Esq.

Over the weekend Orrin Johnson published an opinion piece titled “A bold idea: Government should treat adults like adults.” 

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NV Attorneys Honored for Making "Justice For All" Come True

December 5, 2016
Susanne Potter
Public News Service-NV

Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)

LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. 

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As Auto Lending Rises, So Do Delinquencies

December 1, 2016
Michael Corkery
The New York Times

Regulators are airing "significant concern" about the millions of Americans who are falling behind on their car loans, even as auto lending continues to boom at a near record pace.

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