Legal Aid Center in the News
Calming triggers, options for coping and healing in Las Vegas after mass shootings
August 5, 2019
KTNV 13 Las Vegas
In a matter of days, several communities across the county have been targeted and many lives have been lost in mass shootings.
New Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship
Legal Aid Center and Paul Padda Law announce the creation of a year-long fellowship designed for law school graduates and new attorneys. The fellow will gain valuable legal training and practical experience working at Legal Aid Center while earning a staff attorney level salary with benefits. For more information click here.
10th Annual Community Law Day
The William S. Boyd School of Law invites you to attend a free community legal service event on August 24, 2019 from 9am-2pm at the East Las Vegas Community Center. Students, attorneys and volunteers will be on hand to assist with a variety of immigration services. Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Nevada company cancels plan to reduce renters’ grace period
August 2, 2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Michael Scott Davidson
One of Southern Nevada’s largest property management companies has canceled a plan to shorten its renters’ three-day grace period for payment.
Group Improves Legal Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence
May 24, 2019
Public News Service
The path to normalcy for domestic-violence survivors is long and emotional – so the Family Law Self-Help Center at the Las Vegas family courthouse has found a way to speed things up.
Four Innovative Clark County Programs Recognized by National Association of Counties
July 8, 2019
Clark County Press
Four innovative Clark County programs are receiving recognition from the National Association of Counties (NACo) this summer at its annual conference: The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Center, Pathway from Poverty, Safe@Home and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
Welcome Summer Law Clerks!
We offer a great law clerk program where law students gain valuable experience working closely with attorneys and gaining hands-on experience. (L-R) Traysen Turner, Javier Corral, Paige Silva, Mia Mallette, Gillian Block, Nina Terzian & Alfa Alemayehu.
CAP Volunteer Mona Kaveh Awarded 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award by ABA
Mona will receive this award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in August. We are proud of the significant contributions Mona & her firm (Kemp, Jones & Coulthard) have made toward helping children in foster care. To learn more about Mona click here.
Pa. needs to reform guardianship system | Opinion
May 13, 2019
Karen C. Buck, Pamela Walz and Sam Brooks
Imagine a legal proceeding where all of your rights are taken from you and given to someone else.
Realtors slam bill to protect renters as “a slap in the face”
May 7, 2019
Nearly 44 percent of Nevadans are renters. But legislation designed to beef up renters’ rights is facing stiff opposition not only from Republicans and landlords, but from some Democrats and low-income housing officials, too, who contend the measure threatens to reduce an already insufficient supply of affordable housing.
Free legal advice available today at Las Vegas community center
May 1, 2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Members of the public can receive free legal advice between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at the Doolittle Community Center.
Free legal services in Las Vegas on National Law Day
April 30, 2019
KTNV 13 Las Vegas
Dozens of attorneys will offer Southern Nevadans free legal consultations in honor of National Law Day on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center.
Bidding war Payday loan bills inspire giving
April 18, 2019
A flood of payday loan money flowed into campaigns in the last election, and it could succeed in stopping changes in Nevada law that would have curbed the high interest loan industry.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada continues to provide invaluable community service
April 14, 2019
The Nevada Independent
John L. Smith
Years have passed, and an endless parade of clients has come through the doors of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, but Barbara Buckley will never forget the panic in the young mother’s voice.
Suicides Elsewhere Raise Concerns For 2017 Strip Shooting Survivors
April 1, 2019
KNPR Nevada Public Radio
Doug Puppel, Johnnie Wade
Three separate suicides thousands of miles from Nevada set alarm bells ringing in Las Vegas.