Free Legal Education

The law school requires first-year students to participate in a community service program. Working with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services, teams of students prepare and conduct weekly workshops for unrepresented people on basic procedures in family or small claims court and on paternity, custody, guardianship, and bankruptcy matters. This program offers students the chance to educate groups of people on relevant legal issues.

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.

You will find a brief description on how to get to the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV here and click here for the map.

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.

Thursdays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Through August 7, 2014

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

Fridays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Through August 8, 2014

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

Bankruptcy (Spanish)

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - June 20, July 18, 2014

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.

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Through August 5, 2014
Saturdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Through August 2, 2014

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

Family Law (Spanish)

Mondays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Through August 4, 2014

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. 

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Through August 5, 2014

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

Download Guardianship Manual and Watch video here.

 

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 – 1:00 p.m. – Through August 2, 2014

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

UNLV Boyd School of Law and the Clark County Public Defender's Office offer a Record Sealing Class for those seeking to seal their criminal records. The classes will be offered on June 11 and 25 and July 9 and 25.

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. - Through August 8, 2014

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

Small Claims (Spanish)

Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7

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

Download Small Claims Manual here.

 

Mediation In Nevada Today (MINT)

Download child support assisted negotiation brochure here.

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