Las Vegas Legal Network is offering free help to Clark County residents who have a personal injury, accident injury, criminal defense, estate planning (including wills, trusts, and power of attorney), immigration, probate, or employment-law cases.
Founded by David Kohlmeier, who retired from the Henderson Police Department force six years ago after 17 years in law enforcement including a stint with the New York Police Department, the Las Vegas Legal Network is comprised of more than 25 licensed attorneys and dozens of retired police officers who work tirelessly to help people at some of the worst moments or events they have experienced.
Las Vegas Legal Network was recently voted Gold as the Best Networking Organization in Las Vegas. The award is a testament to how the network works to serve the community in many ways.
The retired police officers, known as client relations specialists, respond 24/7as part of the Accident Mobile Response unit. This free service often dispatches a retired police officer to the scene of an accident when many lawyers can’t even be reached.
The retired officer helps community members by taking some of the burdens off them. This is especially helpful for elderly residents and there is no charge for this service.
If a client relations specialist connects the person with one of the network’s attorneys, the work often can be done for free, at a discounted rate, or on contingency, which means the attorney is not paid unless the client wins a case in court.
“We understand and recognize the frustration many people experience when they call a lawyer and find the lawyer is not interested in taking their case,” Kohlmeier said. “We at the Las Vegas Legal Network are committed to helping people, and we won’t rest until we’ve connected a person with someone who can help them.”
The network’s representatives can visit a client directly through a house call, or LVLN works with local services to provide free transportation to and from law firms within the network. Participating attorneys are screened regularly and are among some of the best rated in their industry. Their reviews and reputations are important to the Las Vegas Legal Network.
Kohlmeier and the retired officers are not licensed attorneys, and as such, they do not give legal advice. Their role is to connect the right lawyer with the right client, and sometimes, this means having a person speak to several lawyers depending on the type of case involved.
The focus of Las Vegas Legal network is to be ready for an emergency response when people need help the most.
“It’s our job to reduce stress,” Kohlmeier said. “We make it our priority to take away the tension and pressure many people feel during a traumatic event. Accidents and the like are difficult enough; we want to take away some of the hassle.”
The Las Vegas Legal Network can be reached toll-free at 844-LAWYERS (844-529-9377) or via the website at LVLN.vegas.