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Helping victims and their families navigate legal issues stemming from the Las Vegas strip tragedy.

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December 1, 2017

The Vegas Strong Investment & Financial Planning Toolkit offers a wealth of information from tips to avoiding financial fraud to how to choose an investment professional.

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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) Nov. 27, 2017 - Judge Frances Doherty and the Second Judicial District Court, with the support of the State Bar of Nevada, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, are sponsoring a statewide outreach event on November 28, 2017 in Las Vegas.

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Come to this free class and find out what you need to know about payday and title loans, including what lenders can and cannot do. This class is offered the 1st Wednesday of the month.

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April 6, 2017
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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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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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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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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October 14, 2016
Tricia Kean
Channel 13 News

It's stressful, it's expensive, but it's one of the happiest days of your life. We're talking about your wedding day. But one happy couple hit a major roadblock. 

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October 1, 2016
Associated Press
Channel 3 News

The Nevada Supreme Court has joined calls for lawmakers to overhaul the state's troubled guardianship program that critics say victimizes some of the disabled and elderly people it was set up to help.

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September 29, 2016
Colton Lockhead
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Nevada Supreme Court commission on Thursday called for sweeping reforms of the state’s guardianship system in hopes of better protecting the state’s growing elderly and infirm population.

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September 22, 2016
Tricia Kean
Contact 13

A valley woman is attacked right outside her own apartment. Now she doesn't feel safe and wants out of her lease. But when she went to management, they said no way. So she reached out to Contact 13, and we delivered results.

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August 27, 2016

Steve Sebelius
Las Vegas Review Journal

No matter what else may be said about the payday loan industry, this much should be clear: You should not have to sell your blood plasma in order to make a loan payment.

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September 2, 2016

Las Vegas Now

Politics NOW host Steve Sebelius talks with Tennille Pereira from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada about a bill that will be introduced at the next legislative session. The bill is designed to help clients who use payday loans. 

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