Legal Aid Center in the News
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.
Guardianship reform after investigation hits 4 year mark
January 10, 2019
ABC 13 KTNV Las Vegas
Driving change is our mission at KTNV because we want to elevate Las Vegas making it a safer place to live for everyone. We launched a years-long investigation into massive abuses against the elderly and disabled. Now we're ready to tell you about the results.
Bank of Nevada Receives Award of Excellence for Its Commitment to Legal Aid Services
January 8, 2019
Nevada Business Press
Red 7 Communications
Bank of Nevada has been recognized for its extraordinary efforts to support legal aid and pro bono services for Nevadans who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
Local family frustrated after renting homes with unfinished renovations
December 13, 2018
ABC 13 KTNV Las Vegas
A valley woman says she's out around $3,000 between her deposit and first months rent after renting a property she says was unlivable.
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