Legal Aid Center in the News

August 15th 2016

Chistine Kim Monday
Channel 3 News

Bed bugs are infesting a Las Vegas home and the renters say their landlord hasn't done anything about it. They've been living in those conditions for months and say they were recently told it was their problem.

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August 10th 2016

Adelaide Chen
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A state bill tightening restrictions on payday loans is in the pipeline for the upcoming 2017 legislative session, according to the state treasurer. Nevada is among at least six other states with no interest rate cap – Utah, Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota and Delaware – making it among the most expensive states to take out a payday loan. The average cost to borrow $300 for five months in Nevada is $596, based on an annual percentage rate of 512 percent, according to a study by The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2014.

 

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August 2016

UNLV

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Citizens with criminal records in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson are invited to attend a community event that will allow them to get a court order sealing of their record. Interested individuals must complete the steps outlined here by Aug. 11 in order to participate.

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August 2016

Vanessa Murphy
Channel 8 News

It's already tough enough to find work in Nevada, especially with the second highest unemployment rate in the country. But what if you have a criminal record?

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July 2016

Patricia Lee, Esq.
Nevada Lawyer Magazine

The access to justice community lost one of its brightest lights with the passing of Melanie Kushnir in May. 

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July 12, 2016

Wesley Juhl
Las Vegas Review-Journal

An Elko County man has been arrested in connection with abuses of the guardianship system, the Nevada attorney general’s office announced Tuesday.

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July 17, 2016

Alexander S. Corey
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dozens of local attorneys are taking on pro bono cases to honor a former colleague whose life was cut short in a May hiking accident.

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June 30, 2016

Sandra Chereb
Las Vegas Review Journal

The Nevada attorney general’s office is intensifying efforts to fight financial fraud and protect the elderly and vulnerable people from exploitation.

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July 6, 2016

Michael Burton
ABC 13 Action News

Man who had been hospitalized says air conditioning is broken yet again

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June 24, 2016

Jason Scavone
Desert Companion

In popular culture, lawyers have been having a moment for, like, 60 years now, ever since the TV version of Perry Mason started badgering criminals into ’fessing up on the stand. 

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July 1, 2016

Geoff Dornan
Nevada Appeal

 The Interim Finance Committee on Thursday approved spending nearly $1.3 million a year for the next five years to create a new financial fraud unit within the Attorney General’s Office.

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June 22, 2016

Stephanie Zepelin
ABC 13 Action News

A valley mom says she has been without air conditioning in her home for two weeks.

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June 3,, 2016

SUZANNE POTTER
PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE

Nevada consumer advocates are praising a federal plan released Thursday to rein in short-term lenders who can charge sky-high interest rates for payday and car-title loans.

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May 20, 2016

ALEXANDER S. COREY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Executive Director Barbara Buckley called attention Friday to a national backlog of visas for undocumented immigrant victims of crime.

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May 22, 2016

COLTON LOCHHEAD
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

A nonprofit law firm hopes some fresh eyes might help ease the troubles facing Southern Nevada’s guardianship system.

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