Legal Aid Center in the News
Celebrate Pro Bono Week Ask-A-Lawyer on October 23, 2018
In honor of National Pro Bono Celebration Week, local attorneys will offer free advice on a number of topics at the Neighborhood Recreation Center on October 23, 2018. Online registration is closed however walk-ins are welcome. More information can be found here
Changes could ease burden on Las Vegas court’s self-help center
September 14, 2018
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Michael Scott Davidson
At about lunchtime most weekdays, it’s common to see the atrium of the Clark County Family Court building full of people with numbered tickets in their hands.
Congratulations to all 18th Annual Pro Bono Award Winners
We are extremely grateful for the sponsors, donors, and volunteers who helped make this year’s Pro Bono Awards Luncheon a success. More than 25,000 hours were donated by pro bono attorneys this past year. You can view the list of award winners and inductees into the 400, 200, 100 & 50 Hours Club here.
Protect yourself from robocallers
August 25, 2018
Las Vegas Sun
You probably haven’t heard of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, but if you own or use a telephone, it affects you in a positive way on a daily basis.
Nevada's rising poverty population results in unmet legal needs
August 27, 2018
Despite often-touted improving jobs numbers and a sinking unemployment rate, many Nevada residents are still suffering from the financial crash of 2008.
Nevada faces $56 million Medicaid deficit this year
August 23, 2018
Nevada Medicaid officials plan to ask lawmakers for a special appropriation to fill a deficit caused in part by an increase in health and behavioral services used by children and adults, the Current has learned.
Legal representation for youth in Clark County's foster care system
Payday Lending Forum on September 24, 2018
Join us as we discuss the payday and title loan industry, how current practices affect our community, and other topics that may interest advocates and consumers who utilize these short-term, high-interest loans. More information can be found here.
Foster children in Nevada face judicial system along, underrepresented
August 06, 2018
Nevada Public Radio
Elliot Brittan was 17 when he entered the foster care system in Nevada. He had grown up in the care of his grandparents, and after their deaths, he was forced into a system he knew nothing about.
Foster parent applicants rarely denied
August 20, 2018
Reports of child abuse and endangerment in Clark County have increased by double-digit percentages or close to it in each of the last four years.
#CAP100 – Join the Movement!
We need more volunteer attorneys to help us reach our goal of representing 100% of the youth in Clark County’s foster care system. Be a part of history and be the voice for a child. Join the movement today and take a CAP case!
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Indy Q&A: Legal Aid director and former Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley
July 22, 2018
The Nevada Independent
Life after legislative leadership has meant different things for the recent generations of Nevada political leaders, from running for a new office, to lobbying contracts with lucrative clients, to simply fading away into retirement or private life.
Valley lawyers volunteer to help foster kids
June 18, 2018
Fox 5 KVVU-TV
Separating from parents is typically the first hurdle many foster kids go through, they also have to go through court proceedings; oftentimes without any legal representation.
As Legal Aid Center turns 60, it pushes to endow its future
June 18, 2018
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