Legal Aid Center in the News
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.
Web Extra: Payday loans
September 2, 2016
Las Vegas Now
Politics NOW host Steve Sebelius talks with Tennille Pereira from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada about a bill that will be introduced at the next legislative session. The bill is designed to help clients who use payday loans.
Payday loan reforms brewing
August 27, 2016
Las Vegas Review Journal
No matter what else may be said about the payday loan industry, this much should be clear: You should not have to sell your blood plasma in order to make a loan payment.
Payday loans could face more restrictions
August 10, 2016
Patrick Walker , Jonathan Carerra
Las Vegas Now
If you want to take out a payday loan in Las Vegas, it's not hard to find a lender. The state treasurer's office says there are more payday loan businesses than there are McDonald's in Nevada.
District Court Guide and File Website Recognized As One Of Nation's Top 10 Court Technology Solutions
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The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court Guide and File system made the list of the top-10 court technology solutions as named by the National Association for Court Management (NACM). The honor was announced for Guide and File at this year’s Top 10 Court Technology Solutions Award, during the organization’s annual conference in Pittsburg, PA. The awards are given each year to courts that make the best use of web technology to improve court services and access to public records.
Family with newborn finds home infested with bed bugs
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.