Free Legal Education

As of March 23, 2020 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.

National Law Day is May 3, 2021.  Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is celebrating by offering free 15-30 minute Ask-A-Lawyer phone consultations. Register here or call (702) 386-1070, ext. 1421.

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

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  • 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. - April 23 through June 4, 2021

    Meeting information for May 7, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 234 1326

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 234 1326

    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

  • Clase de bancarotta

    Jueves de las 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Mayo 20, 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. - April 21, May 5 &19 and June 2, 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. - April 24, 2021 through May 22, 2021,  (No class on May 29, 2021)

    Meeting information for Saturday, May 8, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number:  120 702 3960
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  120 702 3960

    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. - Mayo 3 y 17, 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. - April 22 through June 3, 2021

    Meeting Information for May 6, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 817 2979

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code:  120 817 2979

    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. - April 23 through June 4, 2021 

    Meeting information for May 7, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 231 2521

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 231 2521

    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.

     

     

  • Immigration - Deportation 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 - April 23 through June 4, 2021

    Meeting information for May 7, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 405 9099

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 405 9099

    Feedback form

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

    Viernes de las 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Abril 23, Mayo 14 y 28, 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 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. - April 24, 2021 through May 22, 2021,  (No class on May 29, 2021)

    Meeting information for May 8, 2021

    Join meeting
    Meeting number: 120 824 1503
    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Access code: 120 824 1503

    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.- April 23 through June 4, 2021

    Meeting information for May 7, 2021

    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 839 3560

    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 120 839 3560

    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. - April 30 through June 4, 2021 (No class on March 23, 2021)

    Meeting information for May 7, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 202 9011
     
    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 120 202 9011

    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

    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, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - April 26 through May 24, 2021 

    Meeting information for May 3, 2021
    Join meeting
    Meeting Number: 120 308 4858
     
    Feedback form

    Or
    Join by phone
    +1-415-655-0001 US Toll
    Meeting number: 1120 308 4858

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