Legal Aid Center in the News
Supreme Court rules Nevada payday lenders can't sue borrowers on second loans
January 14, 2018
Nevada’s highest court has ruled that payday lenders can’t sue borrowers who take out and default on secondary loans used to pay off the balance on an initial high-interest loan.
Flood of frustration over leaky roofs: How to get landlords to repair damage
January 10, 2018
As the sun shines on the Las Vegas valley once again, many are left drying out and cleaning up damage left behind by leaky roofs and even ceiling collapses.
Free help with DACA, TPS & more!
Get help with DACA renewals, TPS, learn if you have a path to citizenship, or speak with an attorney. Go to a free class or call our Immigration Hotline at 386-1070, x1756 (Spanish) or x1750 (English)
Our partnership with Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
Helping victims and their families navigate legal issues stemming from the Las Vegas strip tragedy.
LACSN Provides Vegas Strong Financial Toolkit for Those Affected by Oct. 1 Shooting
December 1, 2017
The Vegas Strong Investment & Financial Planning Toolkit offers a wealth of information from tips to avoiding financial fraud to how to choose an investment professional.
How to keep your rights: free event on guardianship alternatives
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) Nov. 27, 2017 - Judge Frances Doherty and the Second Judicial District Court, with the support of the State Bar of Nevada, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, are sponsoring a statewide outreach event on November 28, 2017 in Las Vegas.
We have a new class about Payday & Title Loans
Come to this free class and find out what you need to know about payday and title loans, including what lenders can and cannot do. This class is offered the 1st Wednesday of the month.
Nevada bill raises total-loss threshold to 80 percent, cuts repair cost exemptions
April 6, 2017
A Nevada bill raises the threshold for a total loss to 80 percent and proposes that anything else totaled by an insurer should get a salvage title.
Proposed payday lending measures are needed consumer protection
March 24, 2017
The Nevada Independent
Tennille K. Pereira, Esq.
Over the weekend Orrin Johnson published an opinion piece titled “A bold idea: Government should treat adults like adults.”
NV Attorneys Honored for Making "Justice For All" Come True
December 5, 2016
Public News Service-NV
Dan Waite (L) and Dan Polsenberg (R) accept the 2015 Pro Bono Award from Justice James Hardesty for Law Firm of the Year. (Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada)
LAS VEGAS — More than a thousand Nevada attorneys gave a total of 25,000 hours of legal work free of charge in 2016, and on Friday, December 9, they will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
As Auto Lending Rises, So Do Delinquencies
December 1, 2016
The New York Times
Regulators are airing "significant concern" about the millions of Americans who are falling behind on their car loans, even as auto lending continues to boom at a near record pace.
Bride and groom have venue issues at Lake Las Vegas
October 14, 2016
Channel 13 News
It's stressful, it's expensive, but it's one of the happiest days of your life. We're talking about your wedding day. But one happy couple hit a major roadblock.
Nevada court panel calls for guardianship overhaul that some say harms disabled, elderly
October 1, 2016
Channel 3 News
The Nevada Supreme Court has joined calls for lawmakers to overhaul the state's troubled guardianship program that critics say victimizes some of the disabled and elderly people it was set up to help.
Nevada high court panel calls for guardianship system reforms
September 29, 2016
Las Vegas Review-Journal
A Nevada Supreme Court commission on Thursday called for sweeping reforms of the state’s guardianship system in hopes of better protecting the state’s growing elderly and infirm population.
Renters' rights for victims of violent crimes
September 22, 2016
A valley woman is attacked right outside her own apartment. Now she doesn't feel safe and wants out of her lease. But when she went to management, they said no way. So she reached out to Contact 13, and we delivered results.