Legal Aid Center in the News
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.
Welcome to our 2019 Melanie Kushnir Access to Justice Fellow
Brittni is a first year law student at William S. Boyd School of Law. As the next Kushnir Fellow, Brittni will work closely with Legal Aid Center's Pro Bono Project to develop methods to help increase access to justice for individuals who cannot afford an attorney to fight for their rights. Click to learn more about this fellowship.
Justice For All
March 24, 2019
Nevada State Bank-A Positive Outlook
For the uninitiated, the legal system can be stressful, intimidating and confusing.
Payday lending opponents, industry clash in charged hearing over loan database
March 21, 2019
The Nevada Independent
Hours of impassioned testimony dominated discussion during a hearing on a bill that would create a statewide database for tracking payday loans, a seemingly innocuous concept met with fierce resistance and dire rhetoric from the industry and its supporters.
Nevada AG Calls on Feds to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lenders
March 21, 2019
Public News Services
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford is calling on the Trump administration to allow Obama-era rules on payday lending to take effect.
National Law Day Ask-A-Lawyer
Legal Aid Center begins managing Vegas Strong Resiliency Center
March 5, 2019
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada began overseeing day-to-day operations of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by Clark County.
Guardianship System Still Under Scrutiny - But There Is Progress
February 21, 2019
Nevada Public Radio
For the last few years, the guardianship system in Clark County has been under scrutiny and in turmoil.
What can Ohio learn from other state guardianship programs?
February 24, 2019
Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism
Nevada addressed guardianship abuse after a fraud case drew national attention.
This and That in Court Tech
January 14, 2019
National Center for State Courts
Court Technology Bulletin
Following the eCourts Conference last month, I had the opportunity of visiting the Civil Law Self-Help Center at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas along with some international friends. The office is conveniently located on the first floor of the courthouse near the entrance.
Law Office Corner
NACC the Guadian
Janice Wolf, Esq.
Picture being ten and watching your father being hauled off to jail in handcuffs. Your parents’ argument escalated from verbal to physical, and now someone has called the police. Your father is cursing, and your mother is crying and bleeding. They are both high on meth.
Kemp Jones & Coulthard inspires pro bono service & donates funds
Mona Kaveh & Kemp Jones Coulthard saw a need to inspire pro bono attorneys to take 45 foster youth (CAP) cases from Legal Aid Center’s waiting list. For each CAP case taken, KJC donated $1,000. The legal community stepped up and met the challenge in just 2 weeks! Thank you KJC for the generous donation & inspiring pro bono service.
New Debt Collection Ask-A-Lawyer Program begins in January 2019!
Do you need legal advice about a debt collection matter? If so, we are offering free attorney consultations monthly at the Civil Law Self Help Center located at 200 Lewis Ave. Please bring relevant paperwork and click here for more details.
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