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, criminal record sealing, tenants' rights and bankruptcy matters.

Please see here for the current Class Schedule Calendar.  Note dates marked “No Classes” for holidays.

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 http://www.lacsn.org/what-we-do/free-classes.

For directions to the William S. Boyd School of Law and other class locations click here.

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

  • 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 16 through December 2, 2016 (no classes on October 28 and November 25, 2016)

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

    Download Bankruptcy Manual and Watch video here.

  • Bankruptcy (Spanish)  

    Friday, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - September 16, October 21, and November 18,2016

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

    Download Bankruptcy Manual and Watch video 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.

    Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – September 10 through November 19, 2016 (no classes on October 29 and November 12 & 26, 2016)
    Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - September 14 through November 30, 2016 (no classes on November 23, 2016)


    William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    Download Divorce Manual here.
     

  • Family Law (Spanish)  

    Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. – September 12 through November 2, 2016 (no classes on November 21, 2016)

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

    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 here.
     

  • 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.

    Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - September 14 through November 30, 2016 (no classes on November 23, 2016)

    William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    Download Guardianship Manual and Watch video here.

     

  • Immigration  

    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 16 & 23, October 7, 14, 21, November 4 & 18, and December 2, 2016

    Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV  89101

    Click here for more information.

  • Immigration (Spanish)  

    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 16 & 23, October 7, 14, 21, November 4 & 18 and December 2, 2016.

    Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV  89101

    Click here for more information.

  • 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.
     

    Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – September 10 through November 19, 2016 (no classes on October 29 & November 12 & 26, 2016) 

    William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

    Download Paternity/Custody Manual and Watch video here.

  • 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.

    Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Record Sealing Forms Completion - September 12 through November 28 2016 (no classes on November 21, 2016)
    You must have a current copy of your SCOPE and Criminal History Report in order to attend this clinic.


    Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - September 14 through November 30, 2016 (no classes on November 23, 2016)

    Clark County Law Library
    309 S. 3rd St.
    Las Vegas, NV  89101

    Click here for more information.

    Record Sealing Forms Completion flyer.
     

    TBD - Criminal Record Sealing Class at Hope for Prisoners
    Click here for more information.
     

  • 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. - September 16 through December 2, 2016 (no classes on October 28, November 14 & 25, 2016)

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

    Download Small Claims Manual here.

  • Small Claims (Spanish)  

    TBD

    Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

    Download Small Claims Manual here.

  • Tax Issues  
  • Tenants' Rights Clinic  

    September 23, October 21, and November 18, 2016
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Clark County Law Library
    309 S. 3rd St.
    Las Vegas, NV  89101


     

  • Mediation In Nevada Today (MINT)  

    Download child support assisted negotiation brochure here.

    Download a Guide to Setting Up a Non-Profit Organization here.

  • Pahrump Forms Clinic 

    May 20, June 24, July 22, and August 26, 2016

    5th Judicial District Court
    1520 East Basin Avenue
    Parhrump, NV  89060

    For more information click here