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, 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://nlslaw.net/ or call 702-386-0404, extension 110.

  • 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 20 through November 19, 2021 (No class on October 29 & November 26, 2021)
    This class offered both virtually and in-person.  If you would like to attend in-person, click here to register.   

    Meeting information for September 24, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 2622 660 0109

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 2622 660 0109

    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

    Jueves de las 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Agosto 19, Septiembre 16, Octubre 21 y Noviembre 18, 2021

    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 4 & 18, September 1 & 15, October 6 & 20 and November 3 & 17, 2021
    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 21, 2021 through November 13, 2021,  (No class on September 4 & October 30, 2021)

    Meeting information for Saturday, September 25, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 2622 749 5611
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  2622 749 5611

    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 2 y 16, Septiembre 20, Octubre 4 y 18, Noviembre 1 y 15, 2021

    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

    Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - August 19 through November 18, 2021 (No class on November 11 & 25, 2021)

    Meeting Information for September 30, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 2624 252 0911

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 2624 252 0911

    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 3 through November 19, 2021 (No class on October 29 & November 26, 2021)

    Meeting information for October 1, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number:  2622 269 4677

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  2622 269 4677

    Feedback form

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

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

    Viernes de las 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Septiembre 10 y 24, Octubre 8 y 22, Noviembre 12, 2021
    Martes de las 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Agosto 10 y 24, 2021

    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...

     
  • 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 21, 2021 through November 13, 2021, (No class on September 4 & October 30, 2021)

    Meeting information for September 25, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 2623 929 6180
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 2623 929 6180

    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.

    Registration required; call 702-386-0404

    Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - September 3 through November 19, 2021 (No class on October 29 & November 26, 2021)

    Meeting information for October 1, 2021

    Join meeting
    Meeting number:  2624 115 8387

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number:  2624 115 8387

    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 20 through November 19, 2021 (No class on October 29 & November 26, 2021)

    Meeting information for September 24, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 2620 740 1008
     
    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1 702-895-4000 US Toll
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 2620 740 1008

    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

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