Legal Aid Center in the News
En “Clínica jurídica probono”
October 31, 2018
Unas cien personas de escasos recursos económicos y con preocupaciones legales pudieron hablar con un abogado y recibir consejo, durante un evento gratuito, hace unos días, patrocinado por la agencia Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
After 2017 shortcomings, advocates prepare to push for new consumer protections on payday loans
October 21, 2018
The Nevada Independent
For most people, taking out a loan with a 652 percent interest rate would be unthinkable. But for thousands of Nevadans short on rent or needing cash, that’s the average interest rate placed on loans granted at ubiquitous high-interest, short term lenders such as MoneyTree, Dollar Loan Center or TitleMax.
'Ask-a-Lawyer' event provides free legal help for Las Vegas
October 18, 2018
3 News Las Vegas
An upcoming "Ask-a-Lawyer" clinic will provide free legal help to the Las Vegas community later this month.
Las Vegas family battling CCSD over their daughter’s customized wheelchair
October 16, 2018
3 News Las Vegas
A local family is fighting the Clark County School District over their 6-year-old daughter’s medical equipment.
Improper work classification puts people at risk. Just ask Route 91 bartenders.
October 1, 2018
Fly-by-night staffing companies that choose to hire people as independent contractors or under-the-table are able to accept lowball contracts from event operators. When these events go smoothly, which is typically the case in a city like Las Vegas that is built off hospitality and special-event expertise, no red flags are raised and all parties involved walk away from the arrangement happy enough.
91 Points of Light In Las Vegas’ darkest hour, humanity shone brightly
September 30, 2018
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Henry Brean and Rachel Crosby
In all that darkness, there was light. One year after the Oct. 1 attack on the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, here are 91 stories of heroism, helping, healing and hope.
Pro Bono Celebration Ask-A-Lawyer
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.