Legal Aid Center in the News
Indy Q&A: Barbara Buckley on progress of new ‘strike force’ trying to tackle backlogged unemployment claims
August 19, 2020
Two weeks after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a “strike force” to help resolve a backlog of unemployment claims, the head of the effort — former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley — says several key initiatives are getting off the ground this week.
New unemployment strike force leader pledges to break backlog, get Nevadans paid
August 11, 2020
KTNV Las Vegas
"We need to pay people or tell them why they’re not eligible and give them the right to appeal to an independent third party," said Barbara Buckley, Nevada's new Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation strike force leader.
Fearing wave of evictions, lawmakers propose mediation process
August 1, 2020
State Supreme Court justice describes measure as ‘a short bill for a big problem’. Erika Minaberry just got her three children back last year after briefly losing custody because of her lack of stable housing.
‘You just have to trust us a little,’ say payday lenders
July 9, 2020
The Legislature in 2019 passed a law mandating the creation of a statewide database to track short-term lending practices as a way to ensure loan companies don’t lend to borrowers who lack the means to repay.
CCSD police feeding school to prison pipeline, critics warn
July 8, 2020
Groundwork for what would eventually become the Clark County School District Police Department started in 1967 with a few security officers monitoring school property overnight.
Sisolak takes steps to address unemployment insurance backlog
August 6, 2020
Las Vegas Sun
Gov. Steve Sisolak has named former state lawmaker Barbara Buckley to lead an effort to reduce an unemployment insurance benefits backlog.
Double taxation must be ended
July 8, 2020
Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt Americans across the country greatly, and will likely continue to do so. With so many people out of work and struggling, we can expect the plague of predatory lending, abusive debt collection, unfair credit reporting and more to get even worse.
Legal Aid Center offers free consultations to COVID-19 impacted businesses
June 17, 2020
News 3 Las Vegas
In a joint partnership, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones announced the launch of a new project to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nonprofit law firm providing variety of legal services to Nevadans in need
June 16, 2020
8 NEWS NOW
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated working families’ struggles, sometimes even pushing them into bankruptcy, collections and even divorce.
Court offers online application for temporary protective orders
April 20, 2020
Las Vegas Review-Journal
With domestic violence on the rise in the Las Vegas Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, court officials say they’ve launched a new online system that allows people to apply for temporary protective orders electronically.
People who need $1,200 checks most may have hardest time getting them
April 23, 2020
As many Americans rejoice in the appearance of government stimulus funds in their bank accounts and others eagerly await deposits and checks, low-income Nevadans and those without permanent housing are likely to face barriers in receiving their cuts of the relief funding.
Complaints pile up over extended stay motels skirting eviction moratorium
April 17, 2020
“Weekly motels have been trying to be sneaky”. When it comes to complaints from tenants about landlords or property managers , the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada usually gets, on average, 225 calls per month. Maybe 250.
Nevada Renters Have Relief Options During Coronavirus
April 9, 2020
Public News Service
Renters in the U.S. tend to have lower incomes and less stable jobs than homeowners, creating greater anxiety for them during the current health crisis.
Las Vegas business tells company-housed workers to move, then changes course
April 6, 2020
Fox 5 KVVU-TV
Some laid off employees of a valley company were told they should move from their homes by April 15, and later the company changed course on its decision and informed workers they could leave when able.
Executive order addresses fear of eviction, but tenants remain vulnerable to predatory landlords
April 5, 2020
The Nevada Independent
A tenant getting tased and forcefully removed. Landlords changing card readers and locking people out of their apartments. A coronavirus patient sitting in her room, terrified of being thrown out because property managers will not let her come into the office to pay.
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