Legal Aid Center in the News
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.
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.
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