Las Vegas, Nevada – As a part of Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2021: Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World, Nevada lawyers will be offering assistance throughout the state with answers to legal questions during the month of October with even more events loaded into the week of October 24-30. Free seminars, clinics, workshops, and Ask-A-Lawyer sessions – both in-person and virtual – will mostly focus on civil legal needs of Nevadans.
Whether you have a legal question about powers of attorney, wills and estate planning, veterans’ issues, divorce, guardianship, foreclosure, family, child support or custody law, protective orders, landlord/tenant issues, small claims, collections, immigration, bankruptcy, or many more topics, you’ll be able to find a Nevada lawyer willing to lend a hand during Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2021.
“Thousands of Nevadans try to navigate the court system every year without a lawyer,” said Brad Lewis, Director of the Access to Justice Commission. “During Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2021 we work to help those with limited means get free help from a Nevada lawyer. For some this completely changes the outcome of their issue.”
The Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission has assembled a list of these sessions and has made the list available at www.nvbar.org/probono. Sessions will be offered by many legal aid providers along with a multitude of pro bono lawyers and supporting partners.
Session sponsors include Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (VARN), and Washoe Legal Services
Many of the programs offered during Celebrate Pro Bono 2021 are made possible with support from Nevada financial institutions through their participation in the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program which raises funds to help Nevada citizens living under 200% of the poverty rate with civil legal needs. Sessions are open to all, and all are invited.
The Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission was created in 2006 to help coordinate and deliver access to justice in civil legal cases for persons of limited means in Nevada. The Commission is responsible for assessing current and future needs of Nevadans struggling to make ends meet, developing statewide policies designed to support and improve the delivery of legal services, improve self-help services, increase pro bono activities, recommend legislation or rules affecting access to justice, investigate and pursue increased funding and enhance public awareness of the impact limited access to justice has on the courts, government, and society. Making legal help available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, is how we deliver on the American promise of justice for all. That same help keeps employees on the job, kids in school, and returns seven dollars for every one dollar invested.
More information about the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and legal needs in Nevada is available at www.nvbar.org/atj.