Legal Aid Center in the News
Group Improves Legal Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence
May 24, 2019
Public News Service
The path to normalcy for domestic-violence survivors is long and emotional – so the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Las Vegas family courthouse has found a way to speed things up.
Four Innovative Clark County Programs Recognized by National Association of Counties
July 8, 2019
Clark County Press
Four innovative Clark County programs are receiving recognition from the National Association of Counties (NACo) this summer at its annual conference: The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Center, Pathway from Poverty, Safe@Home and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
Welcome Summer Law Clerks!
We offer a great law clerk program where law students gain valuable experience working closely with attorneys and gaining hands-on experience. (L-R) Traysen Turner, Javier Corral, Paige Silva, Mia Mallette, Gillian Block, Nina Terzian & Alfa Alemayehu.
CAP Volunteer Mona Kaveh Awarded 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award by ABA
Mona will receive this award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in August. We are proud of the significant contributions Mona & her firm (Kemp, Jones & Coulthard) have made toward helping children in foster care. To learn more about Mona click here.
Pa. needs to reform guardianship system | Opinion
May 13, 2019
Karen C. Buck, Pamela Walz and Sam Brooks
Imagine a legal proceeding where all of your rights are taken from you and given to someone else.
Realtors slam bill to protect renters as “a slap in the face”
May 7, 2019
Nearly 44 percent of Nevadans are renters. But legislation designed to beef up renters’ rights is facing stiff opposition not only from Republicans and landlords, but from some Democrats and low-income housing officials, too, who contend the measure threatens to reduce an already insufficient supply of affordable housing.
Free legal advice available today at Las Vegas community center
May 1, 2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Members of the public can receive free legal advice between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at the Doolittle Community Center.
Free legal services in Las Vegas on National Law Day
April 30, 2019
KTNV 13 Las Vegas
Dozens of attorneys will offer Southern Nevadans free legal consultations in honor of National Law Day on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center.
Bidding war Payday loan bills inspire giving
April 18, 2019
A flood of payday loan money flowed into campaigns in the last election, and it could succeed in stopping changes in Nevada law that would have curbed the high interest loan industry.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada continues to provide invaluable community service
April 14, 2019
The Nevada Independent
John L. Smith
Years have passed, and an endless parade of clients has come through the doors of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, but Barbara Buckley will never forget the panic in the young mother’s voice.
Suicides Elsewhere Raise Concerns For 2017 Strip Shooting Survivors
April 1, 2019
KNPR Nevada Public Radio
Doug Puppel, Johnnie Wade
Three separate suicides thousands of miles from Nevada set alarm bells ringing in Las Vegas.
Welcome to our 2019 Melanie Kushnir Access to Justice Fellow
Brittni is a first year law student at William S. Boyd School of Law. As the next Kushnir Fellow, Brittni will work closely with Legal Aid Center's Pro Bono Project to develop methods to help increase access to justice for individuals who cannot afford an attorney to fight for their rights. Click to learn more about this fellowship.
Justice For All
March 24, 2019
Nevada State Bank-A Positive Outlook
For the uninitiated, the legal system can be stressful, intimidating and confusing.
Payday lending opponents, industry clash in charged hearing over loan database
March 21, 2019
The Nevada Independent
Hours of impassioned testimony dominated discussion during a hearing on a bill that would create a statewide database for tracking payday loans, a seemingly innocuous concept met with fierce resistance and dire rhetoric from the industry and its supporters.
Nevada AG Calls on Feds to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lenders
March 21, 2019
Public News Services
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is calling on the Trump administration to allow Obama-era rules on payday lending to take effect.