Free Legal Education

Working with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services, teams of law students, under the supervision of an attorney, provide free legal education on relevant legal issues by preparing and conducting weekly classes for the public. Classes include family law and divorce, small claims, special education rights, paternity, custody, guardianship, immigration, criminal record sealing, and bankruptcy matters.

View the current Class Schedule Calendar.

To learn more about how the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada can assist you with your legal matters visit www.lacsn.org, call 702-386-1070 or email info@lacsn.org.

For information about criminal record sealing, visit Nevada Legal Services at https://nevadalegalservices.org/criminal-record-sealing/ or call 702-386-0404, extension 145.

  • Bankruptcy

    Discover whether bankruptcy is right for your financial crisis, or if there is a less drastic alternative through credit counseling. Learn the difference between a Chapter 7 and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and the benefits/risks of each. Are your debts dischargeable? What personal property can you keep if you file a bankruptcy Petition? This class provides a general overview of Bankruptcy law and sample forms.

    Fridays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - August 5, 2022 through January 20, 2023 (No class on Oct. 28, Nov. 11 & 25, Dec. 23 & 30, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend in-person, click here to register.   

    Meeting information
    Join meeting
    Meeting ID: 953 9315 9509

    Feedback form

     

    Download Bankruptcy Manual and Watch video

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

  • Clase de bancarotta

    miercoles de las 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Agosto 10, Septiembre 14, Octubre 12, Noviembre 9 y Diciembre 14, 2022

    Clase de bancarotta
    Haga clic aquí para registrarse

     

     

    Download Bankruptcy Manual and Watch video https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/bankruptcy

  • Collection Proof

    The Collection Proof class gives consumers a better understanding of what it means to be collection proof, helps consumers understand the legal process and helps consumers understand their rights.

    Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. - August 3 & 17, September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, and December 7, 2022
    Please pre-register here

  • Divorce

    This class is designed to assist persons in understanding basic legal forms and the family court process. Attendees will learn about joint petitions, the proper way to complete an individual or joint petition and the process for filing forms, as well as the mediation process.
    Frequently Asked Questions-Divorce

    Saturdays, 9:00 - 11 a.m. - August 6, 2022 through January 7, 2023 (No class on Oct. 29, Nov. 12 & 26, Dec. 24 & 31, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend the class, click here to register.

    William S. Boyd School of Law - location   Parking is free on Saturday's (you may park in any staff or student spot).

    Meeting information
    Join meeting
      

    Feedback form

    Download Divorce Manual  https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/divorce

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

  • Clase de divorcio y custodio

    Lunes de las 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Agosto 1 & 15, Septiembre 19, Octubre 3 & 17, Noviembre 7 y Deciembre 5, 2022

    Regístrese para esta clase enviando un correo electrónico - Haga clic aquí para registrarse:  www.lacsn.org/clasedc 

     

    The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center also provides additional information and forms at Family Law Self-Help Center Common forms.

    Download Divorce Manual https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/divorce

  • Guardianship

    This class is designed to assist persons with establishing a new guardianship. Covered topics include, qualifications to serve as a guardian, courtroom protocol, obtaining a hearing date and completing the Petition, Order to Issue Citations and Citations to Appear and Show Cause. The manual contains sample forms. Contested Termination of Guardianship is not covered in this class.
    Frequently Asked Questions-Guardianship

    Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - September 13, 2022 through January 17, 2023 (No class on Nov. 22, Dec. 20 & 27, 2022) 
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend the class, click here to register.

    William S. Boyd School of Law - location   Parking costs around $1.50 per hour.  Picture of campus map.

    Meeting Information
    Join meeting
    Meeting ID: 961 9013 0828

    Feedback form

    Download Guardianship Manual https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/guardianship
    Low Income Child Support Schedule here.

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

  • Immigration - Path to Legal Status in U.S.

    In this class, you’ll get an overview of the requirements for the various paths to legal immigration status, including family petitions, VAWA petitions, U-Visas, T-Visas, asylum, current DACA, and expanded DACA and DAPA (which are currently on hold by court order), among others.

    Tuesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - June 7 through August 30, 2022 (No class on August 9 & 23, 2022)
    Wednesdays, September 14 through November 20, 2022 (No class on Nov. 23, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend in-person, click here to register. 

    Meeting information
    Join meeting
    Meeting ID:  984 4639 2695

    Feedback form

    For more information https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/immigration

  • Inmigración: camino al estatus legal en los EE.UU

    Martes de las 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Agosto 9 & 23, Septiembre 13 & 27, Octubre 11 & 25, Noviembre 8 y Diciembre 14, 2022.
     

    Inmigración: camino al estatus legal en los EE.UU
    Haga clic aquí para registrarse

     

    In this class, you’ll get an overview of the requirements for the various paths to legal immigration status, including family petitions, VAWA petitions, U-Visas, T-Visas, asylum, current DACA, and expanded DACA and DAPA (which are currently on hold by court order), among others.

    For additional resources watch this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

     

    For more information https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/immigration

  • Free Litigation and Trial Preparation Class

    This class is for litigants who will represent themselves in family law matters in Clark County, NV.   The class covers what you need to know from the beginning stages of a case through the trial itself, and general courtroom expectations.  Please pre-register and you will be contacted with the sign on link.  To pre-register, go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/litigation-trial-preparation-class-registra...

    Wednesdays , 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - July 28, September 28, October 26, November 16, and December 14, 2022

     
  • Paternity/Custody

    Open to individuals who have paternity and custody problems and who are NOT married to the other parent. Information will include matters regarding custody, child support, visitation, and relocation to another state.
    Frequently Asked Questions-Paternity/Custody

    Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - August 6, 2022 through January 7, 2023 (No class on Oct. 29, Nov. 12 & 26, Dec. 24 & 31, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend the class, click here to register.

    William S. Boyd School of Law - location   Parking is free on Saturday's (you may park in any staff or student spot).

    Meeting information
    Join meeting
    Meeting ID: 926 2394 2549

    Feedback form

     

    Download Paternity/Custody Manual https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/custody
    Low Income Child Support Schedule here.

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

  • Record Sealing

    UNLV Boyd School of Law and Nevada Legal Services offer a Record Sealing Class for those seeking to seal their criminal records.
    If you would like to attend this class registration is required; call 702-386-0404 or click here to register.

    Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - September 16, 2022 through January 20, 2023 (No classes on Oct. 28, Nov. 11 & 25, Dec. 23 & 30, 2022)

    Meeting information

    Join meeting   

    Feedback form 

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

    Download class manual https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/record-sealing

     
  • Small Claims

    Open to individuals (not businesses) with a small claims court dispute. The class is an overview of the small claims court procedure, including information on how to send a demand letter, file and serve documents, tips on how to represent yourself, and execution upon the judgment.

    Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - August 5, 2022 through January 20, 2023 (No classes on Oct. 28, Nov. 11 & 25, Dec. 23 & 30, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend class, click here to register. 

    Meeting information
    Join meeting
    Meeting ID: 915 6931 5869
     
    Feedback form

    Download Small Claims Manual https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes/small-claims

    Videos
    How long do I have to sue someone in Small Claims Court?

    When to sue a landlord for a security deposit

    How to Collect Your Small Claims Judgment

    Demand Letter and Complaint

    For additional resources watch this video from HELP of Southern Nevada
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_sJS2tZcSA&feature=youtu.be

  • Spanish Family Law Forms Clinic
    Clinica Grautuita de formularios de derecho de familia en espanol

    Viernes - 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Mayo 20

    Regístrese para esta clase envíe un correo electrónico a LMurillo@lacsn.org
    Ubicación: William S. Boyd School of Law, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    El estacionamiento es GRATIS los viernes después de la 1:00 p.m. -   Imagen del mapa del campus.

    Para obtener más informacion haga clic aquí

     

  • Tenants Know Your Rights
    This class will cover everything tenants need to know to protect their rights and property.  Attendees will learn what landlords are required to do to provide habitable conditions and essential services in a rental property.  Attendees will also learn what is and is not allowable to include in lease agreements.  Other topics will include the landlord's right to enter and more.
     
    Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - June 9 through September 8, 2022
    Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - September 16, 2022 through January 20, 2023 (No classes on Oct. 28, Nov. 11 & 25, Dec. 23 & 30, 2022)
    This class offered virtually and in-person. If you would like to attend in-person, click here to register.
     
    Meeting information
    Meeting ID: 988 2410 3308
     
     
     

     
     

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