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Legal Aid Center in the News

August 24, 2015
Cassandra Keenan
Review Journal

Boyd School of Law partners with nonprofits for Community Law Day Aug. 22

A series of free legal education classes are set to be offered through UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law during Community Law Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

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August 7, 2015
Sandy Lopez
Review Journal

Six Flags performer and hypnotist Susan Rosen does not consider herself a celebrity. The self-described Mistress of Mesmerism enjoys being on stage and entertaining, something she has done for 26 years.

During that time, she has been asked for autographs, had photos taken and gathered loyal followers. After watching her perform for 14 years, one of those followers morphed into a stalker.

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July 27, 2015
Jackie Valley
Las Vegas Sun

You scoured apartment guides and drove circles around the city trying to find the perfect place to call home.Finally, you found it, signed on the dotted line and locked yourself into a year lease.

It seemed perfect — until the band of cockroaches appeared. Or you found mold behind the toilet. Or the air conditioning went out amid a heat wave.

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July 17, 2015
Daniel Gutierrez
Contact 13

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Your rent could be on the rise. Landlords these days are passing on more and more charges to their tenants.
One woman reached out to Contact 13 wanting to know, is her rent increase even legal?
"Disgusted. What is this country coming to? It's the little people that are getting hurt," said Sandy Deiman.

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July 7, 2015
By Troy Wilde
Public News Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. – A successful update to Nevada's Foreclosure Mediation Program, which gives distressed homeowners an option supporters say could dramatically reduce the number of foreclosures in the state, was part of this year's legislative session.

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June 19, 2015
Univision Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV (Entravision).- Una madre soltera asegura estar viviendo un momento muy desagradable en su departamento ya que lleva dos meses con su bañera dañada.

Inquilina pide restauración de servicio

June 2, 2015
By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
USA Today

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al and Saundra Karp have found an unconventional way to raise money and help save their Miami-area home from foreclosure: They're lining up gigs for their family jazz band.

They enjoy performing. But it isn't exactly how Al, an 86-year-old Korean War vet, or Saundra, 76, had expected to spend their retirement.

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June 2, 2015
State Bar of Nevada

The State Bar of Nevada presented several Nevada organizations with grant monies from its Lawyer Referral and Information Services program at an awards ceremony last week. This year the bar was able to grant $92,500 to the following organizations/programs:

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May 22, 2015
By Tricia Kean
Channel 13 News

A valley woman dies unexpectedly and her family is told they can't get her apartment security deposit back. Then Contact 13 stepped in and things suddenly changed.

56-year-old Bernadette Berdella died unexpectedly in March, months after welcoming a new granddaughter into the world.

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May 1, 2015
By Michelle Mortensen
Channel 8 News

Need to talk with a lawyer, but can't afford the legal fees? In honor of National Law Day, one organization is providing free legal consultation on May 1st.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is hosting an Ask a Lawyer Clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Vegas Community Senior Center at 250 N. Eastern Avenue.

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April, 12, 2015
By Colton Lochhead
Las Vegas Review Journal

Judges and lawyers responsible for Clark County’s flawed guardianship system acknowledge they have a problem.

They just say they’re powerless to fix it.

Guardianship Commissioner Jon Norheim and his supervisor, Family Court Judge Charles Hoskin, say they lack the money, staff and authority to prevent the financial exploitation of county wards detailed Sunday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Apr 15, 2015
By Joe Schoenmann

Some state lawmakers are toying with this idea: if you are 10 days late on your car payment, your lender could shut down your car by remote control. A second late payment would result in a shut down after just five days. Existing law gives someone 30 days to make a payment.

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada has testified against the bill, which is still alive in the Legislature. Consumer rights attorney Sophia Medina has represented two clients whose vehicles were turned off as they were driving.

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April, 2015
By Troy Wilde
Public News Service

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow lenders to remotely shut off a person's vehicle if he or she is a borrower late with their loan payment.

Assembly Bill 228 authorizes a person who finances the sale or lease of a motor vehicle to install a device which can be used to remotely locate or disable it.

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March 26, 2015
By Staff
Las Vegas Review Journal


The College of Southern Nevada plans to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 26 in the C Building lobby on the Henderson campus, 700 College Drive, to answer questions and collect feedback on the campuses’ proposed physical master plans.

The college is in the process of developing the plans, and once finalized, they will provide college officials with a blueprint to maximize space at each of CSN’s campuses and identify where potential new buildings, parking and student spaces are desired.

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March 22, 2015
By Yesenia Amaro
Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada and Clark County are clashing over what state and federal laws actually require when it comes to reporting child fatalities and near fatalities to the public.

Those who have been involved with the issue say there’s been an ongoing “dispute” about that for years. The fact that both entities haven’t resolved the conflict is unacceptable, said former Nevada lawmaker Barbara Buckley, who is executive director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

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