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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

The Pro Bono Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) coordinates private attorneys who generously volunteer to provide free legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford an attorney. While the attorneys do not charge the clients their hourly rates, the clients are responsible for any costs in the case that cannot be waived.

Through the Project, pro bono attorneys provide assistance with matters including, but not limited to, real estate, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, and family law, including representation of domestic violence victims and child victims of abuse/neglect.

The attorneys who contribute their services to residents of Clark County through the Project are honored each year at a Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. Volunteers who contribute more than 100 hours in a year have their names added to a Pro Bono Honor Roll plaque displayed in LACSN's lobby.

Read LACSN pro bono brochure (opens PDF) for more information about its pro bono program.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Clark
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Education, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing, Immigration & Naturalization, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxes, Unemployment, Real Estate Fraud, Adoption
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, Immigrants, Juveniles, Low Income, Nonprofits, Persons with Disabilities
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: LACSN offers at least five pro bono CLEs each year. These are free to attorneys who commit to the volunteer requirement associated with the training, such as acceptance of a new pro bono case, coverage of two Ask-A-Lawyer shifts, etc. Topics vary based on LACSN needs.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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