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, 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. - December 1 through January 19, 2018 (no classes on December 8 & 29, 2017)

    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. - December 15, 2017 and January 19, 2018

    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. – December 2, 2017 through January 6, 2018 18, 2017 (no classes on December 23 & 30, 2017)


    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. – December 4, 2017 through January 8, 2018 (no classes on December 26, 2017, January 1 & 15, 2018)

    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. - December 6, 2017 through January 17, 2018 (no classes on December 27, 2017)

    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.

    Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - December 1 & 15, 2017 and January 5 & 19, 2018

    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.

    Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - December 22, 2017 and January 12, 2018.

    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. – December 2, 2017 through January 6, 2018 18, 2017 (no classes on December 23 & 30, 2017)

    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.
    Registration required; call (702) 455-4696

    Mondays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Record Sealing Forms Completion - December 4, 2017 through January 8, 2018 (no classes on December 25, 2017 and January 1 & 15, 2018)
    You must have a current copy of your SCOPE and Criminal History Report in order to attend this clinic.


    Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Record Sealing and Civil Rights Restoration - December 6, 2017 through January 17, 2018 (no classes on December 27, 2017)

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

    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. - December 1, 2017 through January 19, 2018 (no classes on December 8 & 29, 2017) 

    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  

    Friday, January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6, 2018
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Clark County Law Library
    309 S. Third St., Suite 400
    Las Vegas, NV  89155

     

  • Pahrump Forms Clinic 

    December 15, 2017
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    5th Judicial District Court
    1520 East Basin Avenue
    Parhrump, NV  89060

    For more information click here

  • Intellectual Property 

     

  • Free Legal Education Classes - Clark County Law Library 

    Criminal Records Sealing and Civil Rights Restoration
    Unemployment Law
    Tenant's Rights
    Record Sealing Forms Clinic (Criminal History and Scope Required)
    Estate Planning
    Basics of Lawsuits and Legal Research
    Drafting a Civil Complaint in Clark County
    Probate for Estates Under $100,000
    Click here for more information.

    Clark County Law Library
    309 S. Third St., Suite 400
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89155

  • Free Litigation and Trial Preparation Class 

     

    Last Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    (1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28, and 12/26) 
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    Location - Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
                    725 E. Charleston Blvd.
                    Las Vegas, NV 89104