Free Legal Education

As of March 23, we are offering on-line classes to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to comply with CDC guidelines concerning public gatherings. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services continue to provide legal assistance and strongly encourage individuals to connect via telephone or email. For information about bankruptcy, collection proof, divorce, guardianship, immigration, paternity/custody and small claims, visit www.lacsn.org, call 702-386-1070 or email info@lacsn.org. For information about criminal record sealing, visit https://nlslaw.net/ or call 702-386-0404, extension 110.

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, paternity, custody, guardianship, immigration, criminal record sealing, tenants' rights and bankruptcy matters.

To view the current Class Schedule Calendar. Note dates marked “No Classes” for holidays. https://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes

For more information call Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 386-1070, ext. 155. You can also find more information on their website at www.lacsn.org.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and how they can help you with your legal matters and to watch videos on Family Law, Bankruptcy Law, Guardianship, and Small Claims.
http://www.youtube.com/user/LegalAidCenterSNV

Court closure orders, guidance on closing firms to the public, and general information regarding COVID-19 resources:
https://suasor.legal/blog/2020/3/24/coronavirus-information-for-attorneys

11th Annual Community Law Day - DACA - September 19, 2020

  • 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. - September 4 through November 20, 2020 (No class on August 28, October 30 & November 27, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 25, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 181 3123
    Password: ahMtPRX*232

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 181 3123

    Feedback form

     

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

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

  • Bankruptcy (Spanish)

    This class is temporarily suspended until further notice. Anyone needing assistance in this area is directed to contact Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070 or by email at info@lasn.org.

     

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

  • 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 29 through November 14, 2020,  (No class on September 5, October 31 & November 28, 2020)

    Meeting information for Saturday, September 26, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting number:  120 361 0128
    Password:  GAmbhX3p@86
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  120 361 0128

    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

  • Family Law (Spanish)

    This class is temporarily suspended until further notice. Anyone needing assistance in this area is directed to contact Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070 or by email at info@lasn.org.

     

    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.

    Wednesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - September 2 through November 18, 2020 (No class on November 11 & 25, 2020)

    Meeting Information for September 23, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 995 7441
    Password: dXrpdWf@748

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 995 7441

     

    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.

    Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - September 4 through November 20, 2020 (No class on October 16 & 30, November 13 & 27, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 25, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 042 8389
    Password:  YyZUu2qp7*6

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 042 8389

    Feedback form

     

     

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

  • Immigration - Adjustment of Status (Ajuste de Estatus)

    This class will focus on family-based adjustment of status for eligible individuals who are currently in the United States and have a qualifying Legal Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen relative who may petition for them. We will explain the eligibility requirements, discuss the forms and evidence required, and go over the process by which the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service reviews and adjudicates these applications.

    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - English Class - September 4 and October 2, 2020
    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - Clase en español - Septiembre 18, Octubre 16 y Noviembre 13, 2020

    Meeting information for Friday, October 2, 2020 (Spanish)
    Join meeting
    Meeting number:  
    Password: 

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  

    Feedback form

  • Immigration - Removal Defense (Defensa de remoción/Procedimientos de Expulsión)

    This class will give an overview of removal proceedings in Immigration Court. It is not meant to provide legal advice, but rather to provide clarity on the process and ease people's fears by shining light on what they can expect. We will cover aspects of both the detained and non-detained docket including bond hearings, master calendar hearings, Notices to Appear, and general rules of the court. 

    Estas clases son virtuales
    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - English Class - September 11, October 9 and November 6, 2020
    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - Clase en español - Agosto 28, Septiembre 25, Octubre 23 y Noviembre 20, 2020

    Meeting information for September 25, 2020 (Spanish)
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 106 5456
    Password: HEwAmus*593

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 106 5456

    Feedback form

  • Immigration (Spanish)

    This class is temporarily suspended until further notice. Anyone needing assistance in this area is directed to contact Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070 or by email at info@lasn.org.

    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 is an online class. Please pre-register and you will be contacted with the sign on link. To pre-register, go to:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4da5ac2da5ff2-family2

     
  • 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 29 through November 14, 2020,  (No class on September 5, October 31 & November 28, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 26, 2020

    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 508 0810
    Password: 54f2yZpkek?
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 508 0810

    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 and Civil Rights Restoration

    UNLV Boyd School of Law and Nevada Legal Services offer a Record Sealing Class for those seeking to seal their criminal records.

    Registration required; call 702-386-0404

    Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.- September 4 through November 20, 2020 (No class on October 30 and November 27, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 25, 2020

    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 336 9433
    Password: jxQAyD4c@54

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 120 336 9433

    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 28 through November 20, 2020 (No class on October 30 and November 27, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 25, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 255 8878
    Password: exKp2jkf79@
     
    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 120 255 8878

    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

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

  • Special Education Rights

    This class will provide an overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a federal law that ensures students with a disability are provided a Free Appropriate Public Education and ensures special education and related services to those children.  Requesting an evaluation, assessment procedures, categories of disability, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs), and due process will be discussed.

    Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - August 31 through November 16, 2020 (No class on September 7, 2020)

    Meeting information for September 28, 2020
    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 972 7075
    Password:  yZ2yECtv*69
     
    Feedback form

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    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 120 972 7075

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