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Legal Aid Center in the News

October 19, 2015

Sandra Chereb
Las Vegas Review-Journal Capital Bureau

CARSON CITY — Parents of autistic children and providers of early intervention services urged state officials Monday to increase Nevada's proposed rate of reimbursement for treating low-income children, saying to do otherwise will doom the program to failure and deny vulnerable children essential tools to lead productive lives.

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October 20, 2015
Cy Ryan, Jackie Valley
Las Vegas Sun

When Stephanie Hill’s son was 3 years old, doctors diagnosed him with an autism-spectrum disorder and predicted he might never speak.

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09 Octubre, 2015
Univision Las Vegas

Familia reclama le arreglen su vivienda

Las Vegas, NV (Entravision) Una famillia en Las Vegas está desesperada por el deterioro en su residencia. 

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October 10, 2015
David Segal
The Haggler

In this episode, Part 2 of our look at the highly elusive and much reviled Classic Moving Services. Last time, the Haggler detailed the trail of lost property and dented furniture in the company’s wake, as well as a slew of complaints about last-minute, day-of-the-move price increases.

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October 1, 2015
Eli Segall
Vegas Inc.

Las Vegas’ economy is on the mend, but with foreclosures, depleted wages, shabby finances and other issues still bogging things down, it’s far from fully healthy.

And yet, more and more people are driving around town in shiny new cars.

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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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