Available Cases


The Pro Bono Project offers the unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of low-income individuals in Southern Nevada. The clients listed below have been accepted by our program and are currently on our waiting list for pro bono representation. Clients have been prescreened for financial income eligibility and their cases have been selected based on a number of factors, including the merits of their case, the availability of volunteers and the reasonableness of the client.

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Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)

Case Number: Multiple Cases

Clients wishing to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy are accepted for pro bono representation on a weekly basis. If you are interested in representing one of these clients, please submit the case interest form and indicate your interest in the Comments section.

Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

Case Number: 2017-005422

Three sisters, ages 13 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in September, 2017.  Both parents have a history of domestic violence, and the natural mother has untreated mental health issues. The current placement of the children will need to be verified, as well as whether the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) applies.  Middle child is prescribed medication for autism and anxiety, and follow-up is needed regarding psychiatric appointments. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be needed for all three children. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Further Proceedings Hearing on June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2017-005409

Five siblings, ages 6 years to 3 months, came into DFS care in September, 2017, because their natural mother has untreated mental health issues, and all parents have a history of substance abuse and domestic violence issues, and lack the resources necessary to provide for the children. The children are currently staying with one of their paternal grandmothers, but both fathers have requested placement, as well as their maternal grandmother.   An attorney is needed to represent the clients’ wishes and legal rights regarding visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on September 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006301

A 6 year old boy came into DFS care in October, 2017, because his mother was arrested for fraud, possession of drugs, and a stolen assault rifle, and the putative father is currently a fugitive, but is allegedly working to remedy the situation.  Paternity will need to be established, and educational issues may need to be addressed.  The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home.  He has supervised visitation with his parents, and follow-up is needed as to placement options.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in placeThere is a Permanency Planning Hearing on October 23, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2017-006509

A 2 month old baby girl came into DFS care in November, 2017, because her natural father was arrested for drug and firearm possession, her living arrangements were unsuitable, and both parents have a history of substance abuse issues.  Paternity needs to be verified, and the child’s physical health may also need to be addressed, because she was born substance-exposed.  The child is currently placed with her maternal grandmother, and she has weekly supervised visitation with her parents.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 1, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2017-006438

A 9 year old girl came into DFS care in November, 2017, because the child was withdrawn from school due to missing more than 3 weeks of school consecutively and mother’s unwillingness to care for her. The natural father is deceased. The mother’s whereabouts are currently unknown, and she has a history of substance abuse, alcohol abuse, and untreated mental health diagnoses.  The child is currently placed with her paternal aunt.  Parental and sibling visitation may need to be established.  Confirmation is needed regarding the child’s re-enrollment in school.  Another issue that may need to be addressed is whether the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) applies.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on October 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006023

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in October, 2017, because he was born substance-exposed, and both parents have a history of substance abuse issues.  The putative father is currently incarcerated.  The child is currently placed with his maternal great aunt and natural mother.  Paternity will need to be established, and visitation with the putative father may need to be addressed.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on October 9, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006867

A 3 month old infant came into DFS care in November, 2017, upon birth, when his mother exhibited signs of psychosis and tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. She is reported to have pulled all of the medical equipment off of her as well as the baby. She denied ever being pregnant and has previously tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana during her pregnancy. She has a history of psychiatric admissions due to untreated mental illness, exacerbated by ongoing illegal drug use. The mother’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Paternity may need to be resolved, as the putative father’s whereabouts are also unknown. The child is currently placed with his maternal grandmother, who is an adoptive resource. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 15, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2017-006585

Five siblings, ages 13 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in November, 2017 due to lack of housing. Both parents are uncooperative in obtaining employment and have an inability to maintain the basic resources that are required to care for their children. The father has a history of substantiated physical abuse against the children and the mother. The children are currently placed with their maternal great aunt. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-000080

A 4 year old girl came into DFS care in December, 2017, when the child’s half-sibling was born substance-exposed and the child’s father’s mental health issues resulted in a Legal 2000 hold. Both parents have a history of drug abuse and unaddressed mental health issues. The child has Cerebral Palsey, and her medical needs may need to be addressed. Sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with her maternal aunt and uncle. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000077

A 5 month old baby boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 when his parents were both arrested for domestic violence, leaving no care giver for the child. Both parents have a history of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse. The father is currently incarcerated, and the mother resides with the child’s maternal grandmother. The child is currently placed with his paternal grandparents. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000034

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to medical neglect, mother’s ongoing substance abuse and inadequate resources. The child was treated at the hospital for fever, rotavirus, dehydration, constipation, and a perforated stomach. She was subsequently released and is currently placed with her paternal aunt. Mother and father have a history with DFS, and the father failed to complete his case plan from the previous case regarding this child. Both parents have entered a denial on the plea. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, and medical needs may also need to be addressed for the child. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 29, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000031

A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to his mother being arrested on outstanding theft/larceny warrants. Mother is currently incarcerated at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center. Mother also has undiagnosed mental health issues and a history of methamphetamine abuse. Putative father was recently released from incarceration at Lincoln County Jail and is pending submission of a paternity test. Parents have a history of domestic violence. The child is currently placed with paternal grandmother; however, maternal grandmother is also petitioning for guardianship, and the matter is set for mediation in Justice Court. The child is reported to have sleep apnea, and therefore, his medical needs may need to be addressed, as well as parental visitation. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition hearing on May 15, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006643

A 4 month old baby girl came into DFS care in November, 2017 upon birth, due to mother’s involvement with CPS in Washington and having admitted to drinking alcohol while pregnant with the child, as well as being homeless and lacking the basic resources to care for the child. Both parents have a history with CPS, children with their parental rights either terminated or pending termination, as well as mental health issues. Mother also has unaddressed substance abuse concerns, and the father has a history of sexual risk and/or abuse. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for May 15, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000356

Six siblings, ages 18 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in January, 2018, when the children’s natural mother abandoned them, telling them that she is no longer their mother and that she will never be returning. Two of the three fathers of the children are currently incarcerated, and the whereabouts of the father of the oldest sibling is currently unknown. The family has extensive history with CPS, entailing physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect, abandonment, and substance abuse issues. The mother has possible undiagnosed mental health and substance abuse issues. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, as well as possible mental health needs for the children. The four youngest siblings are currently placed in a licensed foster home, the second oldest child is currently placed with the natural mother, and the oldest child’s location is currently unknown. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000633

A 2 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 at birth. She was admitted to the NICU immediately upon birth after testing positive for methamphetamines and experiencing respiratory distress. The mother also tested positive for methamphetamines and admitted to ten years of habitual use, including the day of the child’s birth. The putative father’s whereabouts are currently unknown. The mother is homeless and admits to being unable to care for the child. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-001143

A 1 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth, due to testing positive for marijuana and methamphetamine. The mother has significant CPS history as a youth and now as an adult. She has had two children already removed from her care due to her mental health non-compliance. Mother is diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and Severe Depression with Psychotic Symptoms. She also has a history of substance abuse. The father’s identity is currently unknown. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on August 8, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

 

Case Number: 2017-007242

Two siblings, ages 14 years and age 3 months, came into DFS care in December, 2017 when their mother tested positive for amphetamines upon the younger sibling’s birth, who was also born prematurely and substance exposed. The mother has already lost rights to one other child due to her inability to maintain sobriety. The older sibling’s father is in federal prison, and the younger sibling’s father is believed to be in Wisconsin. The older sibling is currently placed with her maternal aunt, and the younger sibling is placed with his maternal cousin. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. Paternity may also need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 19, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-007358

A 3 month old baby boy came into DFS care in December, 2017 at birth, due to being born substance exposed (methamphetamine) and premature. The child’s possible short and long term medical necessities are still being evaluated and may need to be addressed. The child’s natural father is currently incarcerated in High Desert State Prison. The child’s mother has extensive history with CPS, involving substance abuse and substance exposed infants. The child is currently placed with the paternal grandmother. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.; and another Disposition Hearing on May 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-005535

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in September, 2017 due to a physical altercation between her parents, leading to the mother’s arrest. The mother has a history of substance and alcohol abuse issues, and the father continued to leave the child in her care while she was under the influence. Both parents also have a history of domestic violence. The child is currently placed back with her parents with an In-Home Safety Plan in place. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001286

A 7 year old boy came into DFS care in August, 2017 due to methamphetamine being sold out of the child’s mother’s home and resulting in a shooting in the home. The mother has a history of substance abuse. The father also has a history of substance abuse and is currently incarcerated at High Desert State Prison. The child has severe emotional trauma, resulting from reported sexual abuse by other children his own age who resided with him previously, and he is currently receiving therapy and psychiatric services. Behavioral and educational issues will also need to be addressed. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with his paternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 25, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2017-007097

Three siblings, ages 6 years to 5 months old, came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to the youngest sibling being born substance exposed (amphetamines, benzos, and methadone). Both parents have a history of substance abuse and both were incarcerated at the last hearing as a result. Upon removal, the two older siblings were placed with the maternal grandmother, and the youngest sibling was also placed with maternal grandmother upon release from the NICU, as she was being treated for withdrawal symptoms. The parents were also residing with the maternal grandmother until they were arrested. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for October 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006901

Three siblings, ages 10 years to 3 years, came into DFS care in November, 2017 when their natural mother was arrested on warrants following an incident of domestic violence between the mother and her girlfriend. The mother has subsequently been released from CCDC and is participating with the department. The children were initially placed with maternal aunt, but have since been placed back with their mother since her release. The oldest sibling’s putative father is reportedly deceased, the middle sibling’s putative father resides in Georgia and is participating with the case, and the youngest sibling’s putative father has not engaged with DFS. The children and natural mother have engaged in therapy, and case plans have been created for the mother and the participating father. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for May 15, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001759

An 8 month old boy came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to reports of physical risk and domestic violence between mother, father, and other family members. The child’s teen mother was in possession of knives and a taser and was threatening other family members. The child’s mother and father both have a history of domestic violence, and the mother is currently under DFS care as well, since she is still a minor; however, she is on “runaway” status, and her current whereabouts are unknown. The child is currently placed in Child Haven. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on May 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-006190

A 5 month old baby boy came into DFS care in October, 2017 when he was born substance exposed (Amphetamines and Opiates). The child was born 10 weeks early, was on antibiotics for sepsis, had respiratory problems, and was in the NICU at UMC Hospital for approximately 3 months before being released. Both parents have an extensive history of substance abuse and homelessness. They have made no attempts to contact the child, and their current whereabouts are unknown. The parents have lost their rights to 3 other children as well, due to their inability to maintain sobriety. The child is currently placed with his maternal aunt. The child’s medical needs may need to be addressed as well, as he is currently under the care of a pulmonologist. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for October 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000506

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 due to the mother’s arrest on bench warrants. The mother has a history of long-term substance abuse, as well as a variety of mental health issues. The mother has been engaged with the department and has been referred to Westcare for inpatient treatment. The department has been unsuccessful in located the child’s putative father due to lack of information. The father is reported to have never had any contact with the child. Results of a possible ICWA referral are still pending. The child is currently placed with her maternal great grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-000957

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance exposed. Mother reported using substances throughout the pregnancy (amphetamines, cocaine, benzos) to cope with ongoing mental health issues. The putative father has a history of domestic violence against the child’s mother. Paternity may need to be established. The child does not present with any physical health issues and seems to be developmentally on track. Sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on May 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.; and a Review Hearing on July 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001190

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance-exposed (amphetamines/methamphetamines). At birth, the child presented with respiratory complications, however, he was later discharged. The mother has a history of chronic homelessness, methamphetamine abuse, and unaddressed mental health concerns. The mother also has six other children who are not in her care. The putative father’s identity is unknown at this time. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing on August 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001507

Six siblings, ages 17 years to 5 years, came into DFS care in February, 2018, when their mother became intoxicated and physically attacked one of the siblings. The mother is currently incarcerated and may be facing deportation. The four putative fathers’ whereabouts are currently unknown; however, DFS is currently attempting to locate them. The mother has a substantiate history with CPS. The mother also has a history of alcohol abuse and mental health issues, including diagnoses of bipolar disorder and depression. The children are currently placed with their maternal uncle. Paternity may need to be addressed, as well as parental visitation. An attorney is needed to represent the clients’ wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on September 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-002096

Five siblings, ages 10 years to 4 years, came into DFS care with their two older siblings in March, 2018, due to allegations of sexual assault and neglect. The two older siblings of the clients reported being sexually assaulted by their father over a period of several years. It is unknown at this time if any of the clients have been sexually assaulted as well. Additionally, the home was found to be filthy with cockroaches, dirty dishes, moldy food, trash on floors, and power tools and cleaning supplies within reach of the children. Both parents are currently incarcerated due to the aforementioned allegations. The children are currently placed in different foster homes; however, a plan is in place to put all of the siblings together in one foster home before the start of the next school year. Sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on April 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002122

A 1 month old baby girl came into DFS care in March, 2018 at her time of birth, due to her mother’s current ongoing case with DFS regarding her other three children, and she has not adhered to the case plan. She also has another child who resides with the non-offending father. The child’s father’s rights have already been terminated as to his other three children as well. The mother has a history of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health concerns. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the client’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on June 5, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2017-007373

A 7 month old girl came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to her mother’s repeated neglect by not performing parental duties unless prompted, as well as leaving the child with fictive kin, without notice, for hours at a time. In addition, the child sustained bruising on her forehead when the mother attempted to flee with the child through a broken window. The mother then subsequently ran away, leaving the child without a legal caregiver. The father’s identity and whereabouts are currently unknown. The mother is also a minor under the care of DFS. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the client’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000159

Three siblings, ages 5 years to 1 year, came into DFS care in January, 2018 due to the mother engaging in domestic violence with a family member in the presence of the children. She was severely intoxicated, and the home was uninhabitable with numerous alcohol containers and cigarette butts on the floor and in reach of the children, as well as exposed wires in the room where the children sleep.  Additionally, the relative whom mother was engaging in domestic violence with is a tier 1 registered sex offender. The father of the two older children has been incarcerated and was scheduled to be released in January 2018.  His location is currently unknown.  CASA has been appointed for the children, whom are currently placed together with their Paternal Grandparents.  At this time, the children have no medical or educational concerns.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001242

Five siblings, ages 13 years to 1 year, came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to the mother getting arrested for domestic violence against the maternal grandmother while intoxicated, and the father fled the scene. Both parents have a history of alcohol abuse and violence toward the children and each other. The father may be homeless as well, as his whereabouts are currently unknown. The father also has a criminal history that includes sexual assault of a child under 16. The children are currently placed with the maternal grandparents. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on August 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001217

A 2 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth upon being born substance exposed (methamphetamine/heroin/methadone) to homeless parents. Both parents have a significant history of substance abuse and homelessness, and they admit to surviving off stealing and selling property. The child experienced significant health issues at birth; however upon discharge from the NICU, said issues have reportedly resolved, and no outstanding health issues are reported at this time. The child is currently placed with her maternal grandparents. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 10, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001212

A 6 year old boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to the mother being arrested on child endangerment charges stemming from an incident where the mother was threatening to kill herself and the child with a knife. The putative father has not engaged with the department as of yet. The mother has a history of substance abuse and mental health issues. The child is currently placed with the maternal aunt. Paternity may need to be established, and parental visitation may also need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check on May 8, 2018, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing on August 21, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001410

Two siblings, ages 10 years and 2 years, came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to mother being arrested on domestic violence charges against the younger child’s natural father. The older child’s father’s whereabouts was unknown at the time of the incident; however, he has since made contact with the department. The parents have a history of substance abuse and domestic violence. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. The children are currently placed with the maternal aunt. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on April 23, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001476

A 2 month old baby came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth due to being born substance exposed (methamphetamines). The mother has an extensive history of methamphetamine abuse and currently resides in a home with other substance abusers as well. The identity of the child’s father is currently unknown, and one potential putative father has been deported. Paternity may need to be established, and parental visitation may need to be addressed as well. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on August 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-001673

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to her mother being put on a Legal 2000 hold due to increasingly psychotic behavior. The child then experienced a 5-minute seizure resulting in hospitalization, testing, and surgery to have a shunt placed. The mother is currently residing with the maternal grandparents and engaging in services. The father’s identity and whereabouts are unknown at this time. The child is currently still in the hospital for rehabilitation. Paternity may need to be established. Placement may be an issue, as the maternal grandparents (who are asking for placement) will need to be able to provide the high level of care that the child will need upon being discharged from hospital/rehabilitation. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial on May 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001766

A 6 year old girl came into DFS care in November, 2017 due to her mother’s mental health issues which impair her ability to care for the child. The mother has not engaged in mental health treatment and has made minimal progress toward her case plan. The putative father has not made any progress toward his case plan, has not had contact with the department since January, 2018, and he has not completed the DNA testing request. Parental visitation and paternity may need to be addressed. The child is currently placed with her maternal great grandmother.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Permanency Planning hearing on October 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002291

A 17 year old boy came into DFS care in April, 2018 with his two siblings, due to his mother being arrested for a probation violation, leaving the children with no caregiver/parent. The whereabouts of the child’s natural father are unknown. The mother is significant CPS history in both, Nevada and California, as well as a history of substance abuse. The mother has another child that is not in her care and is placed with a relative in California. The mother is currently incarcerated. The child is currently placed in Child Haven. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea hearing on May 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002434

A 9 year old boy came into DFS care in April, 2018 with his two siblings, due to his mother being arrested for a probation violation, leaving the children with no caregiver/parent. The whereabouts of the child’s natural father are unknown. The mother is significant CPS history in both, Nevada and California, as well as a history of substance abuse. The mother has another child that is not in her care and is placed with a relative in California. The mother is currently incarcerated. The child is currently placed in Child Haven. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea hearing on May 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002475

Three siblings, ages 10 years to 5 years, came into DFS care with their older siblings in March, 2018 due to their sister presenting at school with bruising on her face and extremities. There are conflicting reports of whether or not the mother instructed one of the other siblings to hit their sister. The mother was arrested on warrants and abuse/neglect of a child. There are several prior cases with CPS since 2015. The children are currently placed together with their maternal grandmother. The whereabouts of the natural father of two of the children are unknown. The youngest child’s father resides in Nevada and is visiting with the child. One of the children has been diagnosed with ADHD and currently has an I.E.P. at school. Medical issues and educational issues may need to be addressed. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea hearing on May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001881

A 12 year old boy came into DFS care with his siblings in March, 2018 due to his sister presenting at school with bruising on her face and extremities. The child reports that his mother instructed him to hit his sister with a belt on her thighs, legs and face; however, reports from the other siblings are inconsistent on whether or not the mother instructed him to hit her. The mother was arrested on warrants and abuse/neglect of a child. There are several prior cases with CPS since 2015. The child is currently placed together with his siblings with his maternal grandmother. The identity of the natural father is unknown. Educational issues may need to be addressed, as the child currently has an I.E.P. at school. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea hearing on May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001934

A 2 month old infant boy came into DFS care in March, 2018 at birth, due to being born substance exposed, testing positive for methamphetamine. The natural mother was traveling from Kingman, Arizona to California when she went into labor and gave birth at Spring Valley Hospital. Natural mother has a long history of substance abuse and has had her parental rights terminated as to five other children in Arizona. The mother is currently residing in California, and the child’s putative father’s current whereabouts are unknown. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition hearing on May 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000643

Two siblings, ages 12 years and 9 years, came into DFS care in December, 2017 due to domestic violence in the home between their father and stepmother. The children’s natural mother currently resides in Ohio, and she does not have legal custody of the children. Therefore, the Department could not request ICPC to assess her for possible placement of the children. The mother has been dismissed from the case. The children are currently placed with their father and are in therapy for emotional and behavioral needs. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 30, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-002573

Six siblings, ages 10 years to 3 years, came into DFS care in July, 2016, due to their mother leaving them in the care of a neighbor and then not returning to pick them up. The neighbor was arrested and the natural mother could not be located. Natural mother has extensive history with DFS as her children were previously removed from her care due to concerns related to substance abuse. Despite several referrals and attempts to assist mother for substance abuse treatment, she has not been responsive or successful in treatment. The natural father to the four youngest siblings has also been referred for substance abuse treatment; however, he has failed to submit to drug tests. The natural father to the two oldest siblings has been unresponsive to the Departments location efforts. The children are currently placed in three separate foster homes, and visitation with the natural parents are set up at Child Haven; although the parents have missed several visitations. One of the siblings has been diagnosed with ADHD and is on medication for same. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed, as well as possible medical issues with one of the siblings. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Termination of Parental Rights hearing set for July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-000738

A 15 year old girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 because her father left her with fictive kin and did not return for several months. After making contact with the department, the father stated that he is homeless, currently residing in Arizona, and has no ability or intention of caring for the child. The child has not had any contact with her natural mother for several years, and the natural mother’s whereabouts are currently unknown. The child is still currently placed with fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 17, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000864

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018 at birth due to the natural mother’s use of opioids and methamphetamines during pregnancy, as well as a lack of sufficient environment to raise the child. The putative father is unable to be located, and the mother refuses to disclose names of other potential placements. The child has markers for Down’s Syndrome, and mother states that Down’s Syndrome runs in her family. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check hearing set for May 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing set for August 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000734

Twin siblings, ages 2 years old, both came into DFS care in January, 2018 because they are homeless and were left unattended at Las Vegas Rescue Mission when their mother was taken to UMC for dehydration, as she is pregnant. The mother is homeless and unable to provide for the needs of the children. The legal father is a domestic violence perpetrator, and the mother has a TPO out against him. The putative natural father currently resides in New York and is able to care for the children, but is awaiting a paternity test. The children are currently placed in Child Haven. Medical issues may need to be addressed, as both children are in need of oral surgery, and one of the children requires cardiac catheterization. Parental and sibling visitation may also need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on May 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.; and a Review Hearing on July 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-001860

Two siblings, ages 4 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to both parents being arrested for possession of controlled substances and were both under the influence of cocaine; for physical risk, as there was a weapon found in the home; and cocaine and prescription pills found within reach of the children. The parents have a history of substance abuse and domestic violence altercations. The department has attempted to obtain services for the natural parents; however, the parents refuse to address their substance abuse and domestic violence issues, and instead, they wish for the maternal grandmother and maternal aunt to continue caring for, and ultimately establish guardianship of, the children. The children are currently placed with their maternal grandmother and maternal aunt. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing on May 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001621

A 2  year old boy came into DFS care in March, 2018, when his mother was arrested for burglary, squatting, and obstructing a police officer, when she was found squatting in a home with the child for an unknown amount of time. The child’s natural father is currently incarcerated in California State Prison for domestic violence against the child’s mother. The mother has a history of unstable housing and possible substance abuse issues. The child is currently placed in Child Haven. The child’s maternal grandmother and aunt reside in California and would like for the child to be placed with them. An ICPC Order has already been filed. Parental visitation may need to be addressed as well. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on September 25, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-000313

Twin siblings, ages 1 year old, came into DFS care in January, 2018 when their 9 year old half-siblings were found wandering in a parking lot. Natural father has recently been released from incarceration and is uncooperative with the department. The natural mother has a history of neglecting the children in her care and was previously adjudicated of neglecting other siblings to these children. Both parents do not possess a sustainable ability to maintain a residence, and they have both failed to attend visits with the children. The children do not have any medical or mental health issues, and they are currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental and sibling visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on July 3, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002225

A 12 year old girl came into DFS care with another minor child (not related) in April, 2018, due to a domestic violence incident between her mother and another adult female involving a knife in the presence of the minor children. Per the police officer, the domestic violence in this home has been ongoing. Mother has failed to make any behavioral changes to ensure the safety of her child. Mother was arrested. Natural father is possibly residing in Illinois. Attempts at locating the father are still ongoing. It is anticipated that the child will be called to testify in the pending criminal matter regarding the mother and the other adult female involved in the aforementioned domestic violence incident. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for May 30, 2018, at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-001060

A 5 month old baby girl came into DFS care in February, 2018, due to a domestic violence incident between the parents, resulting in both parents being detained.  Natural father is currently incarcerated and may be eligible for parole later this year.  Natural mother has been released, is actively seeking employment and living with friends. Mother had been attending the scheduled visitations with the child, however failed to attend the last one.  Neither parent has prior history with the department.  The child does not have any medical special needs at this time and is currently placed in a licensed foster home.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for August 7, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-001484

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 after being born substance exposed.  Both parents have a history of drug abuse and have failed to submit to drug testing as requested by the Department.  Both parents are homeless and do not have the resources to care for the child.  The child is currently placed in a foster home and has no medical issues at this time.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for May 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-000761

A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2018 after being born substance exposed.  The natural mother has admitted to frequent drug use and has no resources to care for the child.  Natural mother and natural father have previous history with the department as a result of their drug use.  Father’s previous history resulted in the termination of his parental rights of one of his children, and mother’s previous history resulted in her children being placed with relatives.  Visits with this child had been scheduled, however, both parents failed to attend.  Father is currently incarcerated and the mother is homeless.  The child has no known medical issues at this time. The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 24, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-003018

A 4 month old baby boy came into DFS care in February, 2018 due to allegations of physical abuse and physical risk. The mother is also a foster child in the care of DFS, is currently residing at St. Jude’s Ranch, and is refusing to follow the safety plan set in place for the child. She is reported to have been yelling at the child, flicking him, and poking him very hard on the top of his head. The father is currently incarcerated at Spring Mountain Youth Camp and was also previously in DFS care. The child is currently placed with the paternal grandfather. Parental visitation may need to be addressed. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Trial set for May 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-000336

Three siblings, ages 13 years to 4 years, came into DFS care in December 2017, due to allegations of abandonment.  Their mother left them in the care of their maternal grandmother in November 2017 and only returned one time but left again.  She has admitted to using alcohol and methamphetamines during her absence from the home.  She has not made plans for the children nor made sure they had provisions.  One of the children’s father has been deported and the other children’s father is currently incarcerated.  The children are placed with the maternal grandmother who is aligned with the children.   The children all report wanting to be reunified with their mother.  They have no known medical, behavioral, educational, emotional, or health issues. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-001873

A 14 year old girl came into DFS care in March, 2018 due to father’s incarceration due to outstanding warrants on a Domestic Violence charge. Father has history of alcohol and drug abuse. Natural mother is reported to live in Colorado and has abuse issues reported to be even more severe than father’s. Both parents are hearing impaired. The child was placed with her step-sister, with fictive kin, and has remained in that placement. It is reported to be the child’s desire to stay with that placement and not reunite with father or mother. The child currently attends therapy at healthy minds. The department has been unable to contact mother or father for some time now. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing scheduled for September 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-001836

Four siblings, ages 17 years to 6 years, came into DFS care with two of other siblings in March, 2018 due to environmental neglect and physical abuse toward one of their other siblings by their mother. Mother was subsequently arrested and put on an ICE hold. Father’s whereabouts are unknown (suspected that he was deported several years ago). No previous history with the Department is reported. These children wish to be reunited with natural mother, presenting a conflict of interest with their 2 siblings. The oldest child is very close to aging out and may be dropped from the petition. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place, as both parents are facing (or have already faced) deportation. An Adjudicatory Trial in regards to Natural Mother is set for May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14. *Clients only speak Spanish*

Case Number: 2018-001475

A 2 month old infant came into DFS care in February, 2018, due to being born substance exposed. Both parents have a long history of substance abuse, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  Issues with genuine communication and transparency with the Department have been barriers to working with the family as the parents have not been consistently cooperative with the Department.  Both parents have sought therapeutic services to address their substance abuse issues.  They have been attending visits and have bonded with their child. The child has no medical issues at this time. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for August 28, 2018, at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-001847

Three siblings, ages 8 years to 9 months old, came into DFS care in May, 2108 due to a domestic dispute resulting in Father stabbing mother in the back with a utility knife. Natural mother was hospitalized while father fled the scene. The children were subsequently placed with Maternal Grandmother. Mother appears to be engaged in the proceedings while both fathers remain unengaged. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing scheduled for May 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-002352

Two sisters, ages 11  years and 6 years, came into DFS care in April, 2018 on allegations that they were exposed to marijuana and methamphetamine by maternal relatives. Girls allege that maternal aunt blows smoke in their faces and older girl claimed she did a line of methamphetamine. Maternal grandmother, aunt and uncle all tested positive for methamphetamines. The younger child also tested positive for methamphetamine in her hair.  Both parents are deceased and maternal grandmother is legal guardian for the girls. Maternal grandmother has prior CPS history of neglect and inadequate supervision. Children are now placed with paternal grandparents. The older child is diagnosed with depression and is prescribed medications. She currently attends therapy. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. An Adjudicatory Trial is scheduled on May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-002275

A six year old boy came into DFS care in March, 2018, due to domestic violence occurring between mother and father and substance abuse by both.  The parents have a history of domestic violence over the last several years resulting in one or both of them being arrested.   The child’s mother now has an apartment and employment sufficient to provide for her child.  The child’s father is residing with a relative, completing community service, but is unemployed.  Both mother and father are attending visits with their child.  The child is currently placed with paternal grandparents and has no medical or educational issues at this time.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for September 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-000521

Two siblings, ages 6 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in January, 2018 when their mother was arrested for DUI with a child in the car.  This was mother’s second DUI with children in the car.  She remains incarcerated with a potential release date in late June 2018.  The children’s natural father is currently incarcerated for battery.  There is previous history with the department involving domestic violence.  Father has been engaging in services and is agreeable to assessments post incarceration.  The children are currently placed with relatives and receive individual in-home therapy.  The children have no medical or educational issues. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for July 17, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2016-002713

A 14 year old boy was set to be adopted by Great Aunt/longtime placement before the placement was disrupted and adoption fell through. The child was moved to a new adoptive resource on January 29, 2018 and will need to be in this placement for 6 months prior to being adopted. It is reported that the child is thriving in his new placement. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes and legal interests regarding the adoption process, and to ensure that the proper services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on October 23, 2018 at 2:30 PM in Courtroom 14.

Consumer Fraud

Case Number: 2018-000133

Spanish speaking client needs assistance with breach of contract action between former friends for a loan. Client and opposing party were friends. Opposing party asked client for a loan in the amount of $10,000.00 to buy a semi-truck to move vehicles from one location to another. Client lent him the money.  Opposing party told him he would pay him back in 6 months but had up to a 1 year plus 5% interest. There exists a written contract that they both signed in front of a notary. Client has contacted opposing party several times for repayment and is always given an excuse.  The last time client contacted opposing party, opposing party told him he would give him his money on the 1st of January and as of today he has not heard from him. Client would like to get his $10,000.00 back plus the interest.

Case Number: 2017-004003

Spanish Speaking client is married but separated with 3 children. On 04/02/16 Patricia contracted with a venue hall to hold her daughter’s quinceanera (15th birthday party) for several thousand dollars. This included: food, decorations, music, drinks, dress, party bus, and video & photos. The event happened and everything went smoothly. When Patricia went to ask for her video and photos, she was told by Juan that the video and photos were subcontracted to another party and to contact them. When she did, she was told to contact the Hall, because they were not paid for their services. Owner of the hall and the photo people had a falling out and neither of them will produce the photos and video to client. Client does not want to sue for money, she wants the photos and video of her daughter’s party.

Case Number: 2018-001312

Client is single mother of 4 minors, self-employed. Client is in need of help after being illegally locked out from the premises where client operates a non-profit business. Parties entered into a sublease agreement contract. Client had purchased and installed new kitchen appliances which client was provided from a USDA grant. Client stated that adverse party (sub-lessor) was struggling with his business and invited a TV show to film on site to help bail out the business from going under. Client mentioned she walked in on the production taking place and the show was using all of client’s new kitchen appliances, which client mentioned she did not authorize. Client stated the kitchen was left trashed. This caused a loss for clients business since she could not open for business doors. Client did take pictures and videos of the kitchen before and after. Thereafter, client stated she had to hire a crew to assist in the cleanup. Client reached out to adverse party regarding the issue hoping things would be resolved. However, when client was going to open for business, adverse party had locked client out. Client added she is current on rent, even though she has had to borrow money from family and use money from the grant.

Case Number: 2018-001473

Client has 4 minor children. Client needs help to sue adverse party after she purchased a vehicle from him. Client stated that vehicle was found on Offerup.com. Client entered into an agreement to purchase a vehicle from adverse party. The total amount agreed on was $7,000. Client paid seller a sizable cash down payment with no receipt. Client has a hand written purchase agreement contract signed by both parties. A remanding balance was still owed to seller. Seller told client his own purchase of the vehicle had been financed, and informed client that he would be making a lump-sum payment using the down payment, to the financing bank for the full pay off amount. The agreement was that when he received the title of the vehicle he would contact client to pay balance and sign the title over. Client stated after 30 days seller had stop answering the phone. Client went to DMV, but was denied for lack of proof of ownership to register vehicle. DMV also informed client that the vehicle was still registered to seller.

Case Number: 2018-001544

Client is Spanish speaking. Client would like to terminate solar panel contract or receive the Federal Tax Credit. Client entered into a solar panels contract in 2016. Client stated he was promised a substantial tax credit. Client has filed his 2016 and 2017 tax return, but no amount reflecting the tax credit. Client stated no issues with solar panels. Client was also promised thermostats and low voltage bulbs to also be installed, but did not receive them.

Case Number: 2018-001849

Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-001774

Spanish speaking client is seeking assistance with his HOA fining him for not painting his exterior wall. His fines are up to $500 and will go up every week a $100. Per the CC&R’s he provided the HOA is supposed to maintain the common areas including painting. He has argued his point to the HOA but they refuse to fix the problem. He also filed for mediation thru NRED but they refused to participate. He took several pictures of the complex. His monthly assessment is $225. He needs an attorney to intervene and help stop the fines.

Case Number: 2018-001144

Client was robbed in his home October 2017.  Client and his friends were walking up the stairs to go into his apartment when a man pointed a gun at them and made them go into his apartment.  Client was pistol whipped and his personal items were stolen.  While client and his friends were forced to lay down on the ground, the robber and his friends went through all of client’s possessions. Client filed a police report and 2 of the 4 perpetrators have already been caught.  Client would like our assistance in fighting his rental insurance claim.  Client’s renter’s insurance is not trying to cover client’s personal items that were stolen. Insurance denied it because they claim he provided pictures that were taken after the theft occurred.  The client also provided them with proof of payments via his check card, but they kept pushing for pictures of specific items.

Case Number: 2018-002472

Client came in because she had a contract for a 15yrs old birthday party on Cinco de Mayo weekend at Fiesta Hall. However, before the party, the business shut down. Client paid several thousand dollars in advance for her party and wants to get her funds back. She does have the contract with the payment history/receipt.

Case Number: 2018-002041

Client and Ex-husband were divorced in 2012.  Terms of divorce included equal division of all debts and house was to be sold.  Client left the house with children and signed a quit claim deed to ex-husband to facilitate sale of the house. Ex-husband then went to finance company for a loan modification which was approved without client’s knowledge since she was no longer on the title.  Loan modification continues to include client in finance agreement. Ex-Husband then died. Client recently became aware that Ex-husband has not paid mortgage for several months.  Client is seeking to have her name removed from the financing since it was done without her knowledge or consent. If Client is unable to have her name removed from mortgage, then she would like assistance with a Pro Bono Attorney to probate Ex-Husband’s estate and transfer title to her adult children.  Client claims there are also multiple liens on the property, utilities, etc.

Case Number: 2018-002486

Client is an 89-year old widow who lives in North Las Vegas with her handicapped adult son and her 25-year old granddaughter who is a single mom to two elementary school aged children (Client’s great-granddaughters).  In March 2017, Client’s house suffered severe wind damage to the roof and to protective awnings along the sides of the home, as well as other damage.  The solar panels on the roof were blown completely off and into the backyard pool.  Through her insurance company, Client contracted with a contractor in July 2017 to perform repairs the adjuster had estimated would cost about $50,000.  Instead of performing the repairs that they promised to, however, contractor pocketed the money that Client paid them and walked away from the job.  To this day, Client’s roof continues to leak when it rains, and her health has suffered tremendously because of this whole ordeal.  Client needs help from an attorney who can pursue her claims against contractor so that she can finally have the repairs that she paid for made.

Case Number: 2017-006836

Client is age 25, currently unemployed. Client is seeking assistance to transfer her late mother’s residence into her own name. According to client, her mother passed away in November 2017. The residence was paid in full. Client’s mother died intestate. Client has no siblings. Client stated the property taxes have not been paid, and she has received a notice from County Treasurer for an amount due. Client is afraid of losing the residence and seeks pro bono assistance to secure the property in her name.

Case Number: 2018-002589

Client is a security officer at a casino in Las Vegas and was outside the hotel tower on shift when the Route 91 shooting took place. While under fire, client responded by directing people outside the hotel tower and others escaping the festival to safety. Client is suffering PTSD. Thereafter, Client had his first triggering event in response to a security request which resulted in an older gentleman who died from a heart attack in the client’s arms. This incident, in combination with simply being at the work site, began to evoke memories of the shooting (including images of blood on the hotel floor and walls) shortly thereafter. In February, Client was sent to the hospital for heart attack symptoms and what he described as a panic attack. Three weeks of leave were taken after that incident, and upon client’s return to work around the end of Feb or the beginning of March, he inquired with the director of security about filing a worker’s compensation claim. Information and claim materials were produced to the client mid-March. Client’s employer provided the client with three therapy sessions only. Since that time, client’s manager has been “hazing” him and harassing him in an attempt to “snap him out of it,” which is making client’s symptoms worse and becoming intolerable. Client is interested in a hostile work environment suit in addition to assistance with his worker’s compensation claim.

Case Number: 2018-000847

Client is seeking help to get back her down payment from adverse party auto dealer, or unwind the auto purchase contract she entered into. According to client, 2 weeks after purchasing the vehicle she was smelling fumes within the cabin of the vehicle. Client stated she and daughter started to feel sick. Client visited Children Hospital and Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. Client produced a letter explaining the diagnosis of carbon monoxide poisoning. Client believes it was caused by the vehicle.

Thereafter, client went back to the dealership to run a diagnostic. The dealership informed client that they had found only a small radiator leak but no exhaust leak. Client left the vehicle at the dealership, because she does not want a vehicle that is health hazard for herself and daughter. Client did not make payments. Client filed a DMV Complaint, still under investigation. Client did mention that the DMV investigator said they did not find a 75k vehicle inspection form. But, there has been no current outcome. Our staff counsel wrote dealer seeking preservation of the car as evidence and warned them about spoliation.

Case Number: 2018-000362

Client is a disabled veteran. In August 2017 she purchased a house and in November her bathroom experienced a sewage back up. Her home warranty company is taking care of the damage, however, it informed her she has black mold and it is a pre-existing condition and therefore will not cover it. Client states this condition was not disclosed to her when she purchased the home. Client seeks a real estate attorney that can look over her documents and offer counsel and advice.

Case Number: 2018-001634

Client stated someone vandalized the electrics of her car and it stopped running.  Client asked a mechanic to fix the car.  Client was told that they would inspect it and tell her how much it would cost to repair.  1 week later client was quoted $2,500.00 for replacement wiring and fuses.  Client then told the mechanic that she had to try and gather that amount of money. Client was able to come up with $500.00 for a deposit which she was initially quoted, to get the work started.  When client showed up at the repair shop she was then told it would be $750 to start repairs on the car.   Two days later client was able to come up with the remainder $250.00.  Mechanic then told client she would have to pay $2,500.00 to start work.  Client stated she begged and pleaded with mechanic but they declined to do the work, and charged her thousands of dollars for “storage” on the car which they will require to allow her to collect her car, even though no work was done.  Client contacted the BBB and DMV and filed a complaint against the car shop.  The mechanic put a lien on the car without telling client or sending her any notices.

Case Number: 2018-002830

Clients state that they previously had mold problems in their home which client has been renting for 5 years. They paid for repairs and got an official report done by a specialist.  After providing these documents to the rental company the problem finally got fixed.

Now sewage issues started such as: the sewage is coming through the shower drain and the bathroom toilets in the bedroom. The sewage had started to pour over all on the floor.  Clients verbally contacted the management company who recommended for clients to utilize buckets to catch the sewage. Landlord commissioned estimate for repair which estimated $14K. Landlord does not believe the estimate and refuses to pay. Client commissioned her own estimate and it was similar. Clients need assistance getting this habitability issue addressed ASAP.

Case Number: 2018-001875

Client and her ex-boyfriend bought a house in 2012 and paid in full. After buying the house the ex-boyfriend left the house a few months later and never returned. Only client lives in the house with her son who has disabilities.  Client received a call from ex-boyfriend in February and was told that he is not going to return to the house.  Ex-boyfriend doesn’t pay the taxes or any other expenses for the house. Deed lists client as married joint tenant with adverse party ex-boyfriend but client claims they have never been married. Client would like to have ex-boyfriend’s name removed from deed. Client stated her ex-boyfriend will not sign over a quitclaim deed. Client would like our assistance in getting his name off of the deed. She is the only one who pays for the yearly taxes, maintenance and insurance on the property.

Case Number: 2018-002882

Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2018-000555

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1992 and are still living together. He is emotionally, physically and verbally abusive towards her. She filed a TPO against him. They have no minor children together. The adverse party has his own business. There is property and several debts to divide. The client also has a retirement account that she would like to keep. Client has an upcoming Case management Conference on April 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Case Number: 2018-000520

A Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017 due to the abuse. The adverse party was emotionally, physically, and verbally abusive towards the client. He has choked her in the past. The client never reported the abuse. Their two children, ages 11 and 9, live with her and see their dad every weekend. He does not provide any financial assistance for the children. She is requesting sole legal and primary physical custody. She also request child and spousal support. There is no property or debt to divide.

Case Number: 2018-000658

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with two cases. She and her husband married in 2013 and recently separated. He was reportedly emotionally, financially physically, sexually and verbally abusive to her. Their two children, ages, 4 and 6, live with the client in a domestic violence shelter. Their 6 year old son has autism. The children have witness the abuse and one of their children is having problems managing his anger. The client was diagnosed with depression in 2014. The adverse party took her to the hospital alleging that she was having bad thoughts and they diagnosed her with schizophrenia. The adverse party would control how much medication she would take. He threatens the client to put her in a mental hospital and to take the children to Mexico. She was granted a TPO and temporary custody of the children. She’s asking for sole custody and visitation with the father. She also requests child support. There is property to divide.

Case Number: 2018-001132

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated recently. He was verbally abusive towards her. The adverse party was screaming at the client and she got a seizure. Her uncle took her to the hospital and her son stayed behind. Their 2-year old son is currently with the adverse party’s parents. He has been withholding the child from her. She last saw him a few days ago for 15 minutes and he would not allow her to take the child.  The client has filed a custody complaint. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Ritchie with a Motion Hearing on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Case Number: 2018-001365

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. He was reportedly emotionally, physically, sexually and verbally abusive towards her. She has a TPO against the adverse party.  He has threatened to kill the applicant. Their three children, ages 5 years to 1 year, live with the client. The adverse party is currently in custody for violating his parole. She requests sole legal and sole physical custody. There is marital debt that she will continue to pay. There is also a retirement account.

Case Number: 2017-003137

Interesting case proceeding under NRS 125C.050 (aka Grandparent Visitation Statute).  Evidentiary hearing set for June 26, 2018.  Mother is the pro bono client.  Father consented to the termination of his parental rights as a part of the parties’ divorce.  Following termination, Mother allowed Father to have contact sporadically with the child.  Mother allowed Father to rent a room in her home.  This may be a case of first impression in that a parent whose rights were terminated is seeking relief under NRS 125C.050. Father is representing himself.  Parties attended a mediation that was unsuccessful.  Discovery closes early June.

 

Case Number: 2018-001773

A disabled domestic violence victim needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. The adverse party is emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards the applicant. The parties currently have temporary joint legal custody of their 6-year old disabled son. The minor child visits with the father every week starting Friday after school until Monday before school. The adverse party threatens the applicant to send her to jail by not picking up his son and making it look like she is keeping the son from him. The applicant is seeking sole legal and primary physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Marquis with an Order to Show Cause on May 17, 2018 at 9:30 am.

Case Number: 2018-001601

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance modifying a 2016 divorce decree. The adverse party got the decree by default. The client was unaware the adverse party had filed for divorce. The applicant resides in California and comes to Las Vegas for this case. He wants to modify the order to request some of the adverse party’s retirement account. There is a whole life insurance. The adverse party claimed no assets. Client is also requesting support. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Motion and Notice of Motion for Orders to Set Aside Order Judgement and or Default on May 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Case Number: 2018-000976

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody modification matter. She and her ex-husband divorced in 2013. Their two minor children ages, 8 and 11, live with the adverse party. The parties have temporary shared legal custody and the adverse party has temporary primary physical custody. The client has visitation with the children every Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. She last saw the children a month a half ago. The adverse party has been withholding the children from her. The client requests sole legal and sole physical custody.  She is concerned because the adverse party attempted to commit suicide last year and he has made a website with nude photos of her. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Calendar Call on September 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm. There is also an Evidentiary Hearing on September 17, 2018 at 9:00 am.

 

Case Number: 2018-001919

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated 3-months ago after an 8-year relationship when she left due to the reported physical and verbal abuse.  She has a TPO against the adverse party. Their three children ages, 1 to 5 live with the client. The children have not seen the adverse party since the separation. The adverse party has threatened the client and the client’s mother. He also threatened to pour acid on the clients face. She requests sole custody.

Case Number: 2018-002255

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. They have no minor children together. There is a marital home that she would like to sell and split the proceeds. She would like for each to keep their own debt. They have several vehicles and other assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002519

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. He and his wife married in 2016 and separated in 2018 when she abandoned them. She is reportedly verbally, physically, emotionally and financially abusive towards him. Their 5-year old daughter lives with the client and he wants sole custody. The child last saw her mom this month when she came to Las Vegas for a weekend.  The adverse party resides in Arizona. There are assets and debts to divide. The client is also requesting child and spousal support.

Estate Planning / Probate

Case Number: 2018-002041

Client and Ex-husband were divorced in 2012.  Terms of divorce included equal division of all debts and house was to be sold.  Client left the house with children and signed a quit claim deed to ex-husband to facilitate sale of the house. Ex-husband then went to finance company for a loan modification which was approved without client’s knowledge since she was no longer on the title.  Loan modification continues to include client in finance agreement. Ex-Husband then died. Client recently became aware that Ex-husband has not paid mortgage for several months.  Client is seeking to have her name removed from the financing since it was done without her knowledge or consent. If Client is unable to have her name removed from mortgage, then she would like assistance with a Pro Bono Attorney to probate Ex-Husband’s estate and transfer title to her adult children.  Client claims there are also multiple liens on the property, utilities, etc.

Case Number: 2017-006836

Client is age 25, currently unemployed. Client is seeking assistance to transfer her late mother’s residence into her own name. According to client, her mother passed away in November 2017. The residence was paid in full. Client’s mother died intestate. Client has no siblings. Client stated the property taxes have not been paid, and she has received a notice from County Treasurer for an amount due. Client is afraid of losing the residence and seeks pro bono assistance to secure the property in her name.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

Case Number: 2018-000211

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance enforcing a visitation order for her sister. Per current court order the adverse party was to take their two children ages 7 and 9 to visit with the client’s sister once a week for three hours. Applicant’s sister is residing in a health and rehabilitation center and requires total care for most of her activities. Due to applicants sisters medical progressions it has been difficult for her to go out of the facility. The children have been living with the adverse party since 2008 and last saw their mother on February 2017.

Case Number: 2018-000555

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1992 and are still living together. He is emotionally, physically and verbally abusive towards her. She filed a TPO against him. They have no minor children together. The adverse party has his own business. There is property and several debts to divide. The client also has a retirement account that she would like to keep. Client has an upcoming Case management Conference on April 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Case Number: 2018-000520

A Spanish-speaking domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017 due to the abuse. The adverse party was emotionally, physically, and verbally abusive towards the client. He has choked her in the past. The client never reported the abuse. Their two children, ages 11 and 9, live with her and see their dad every weekend. He does not provide any financial assistance for the children. She is requesting sole legal and primary physical custody. She also request child and spousal support. There is no property or debt to divide.

Case Number: 2018-000658

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with two cases. She and her husband married in 2013 and recently separated. He was reportedly emotionally, financially physically, sexually and verbally abusive to her. Their two children, ages, 4 and 6, live with the client in a domestic violence shelter. Their 6 year old son has autism. The children have witness the abuse and one of their children is having problems managing his anger. The client was diagnosed with depression in 2014. The adverse party took her to the hospital alleging that she was having bad thoughts and they diagnosed her with schizophrenia. The adverse party would control how much medication she would take. He threatens the client to put her in a mental hospital and to take the children to Mexico. She was granted a TPO and temporary custody of the children. She’s asking for sole custody and visitation with the father. She also requests child support. There is property to divide.

Case Number: 2018-000915

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2016 after a 3-year relationship when he left due to the physical and verbal abuse. He never reported the abuse because he was embarrassed. Their two children, ages, 4 and 1, live the adverse party. The client last saw the children on November 2017. The adverse party does not allow him to visit with the children. He’s requesting joint legal and joint physical custody.

Case Number: 2018-000896

A Spanish speaking client, needs assistance with a custody matter. He and his ex-girlfriend separated in 2015 after a 6-year relationship. Their 5-year old child lives with the adverse party here in Las Vegas. The applicant recently moved to Las Vegas to be able to see their son. The adverse party has moved states several times and does not allow the applicant to see their child. The applicant wants to obtain a custody order to be able to constantly see his child. He requests joint legal custody and visitation 2-3 days a week.

Case Number: 2018-001132

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated recently. He was verbally abusive towards her. The adverse party was screaming at the client and she got a seizure. Her uncle took her to the hospital and her son stayed behind. Their 2-year old son is currently with the adverse party’s parents. He has been withholding the child from her. She last saw him a few days ago for 15 minutes and he would not allow her to take the child.  The client has filed a custody complaint. She requests joint legal and joint physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Ritchie with a Motion Hearing on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Case Number: 2018-001365

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. He was reportedly emotionally, physically, sexually and verbally abusive towards her. She has a TPO against the adverse party.  He has threatened to kill the applicant. Their three children, ages 5 years to 1 year, live with the client. The adverse party is currently in custody for violating his parole. She requests sole legal and sole physical custody. There is marital debt that she will continue to pay. There is also a retirement account.

Case Number: 2015-004992

Divorce case with both parties represented and headed to a settlement conference in May.  Wife is the pro bono client and husband is represented by counsel.  Wife and husband were married for over 20 years, but separated in 2012.  Wife filed Complaint for Divorce in 2015.  Soon after the husband deployed with the military.  There was a hearing establishing temporary orders regarding custody and child support for their two minor children for the duration of the deployment.  Wife alleges husband has not paid the amount wife was entitled to under the temporary orders for child support.  Husband returned from deployment.  Neither own any real property.  Neither possess any personal property of any significant value.  Wife wants child support arrearages and a QDRO for his retirement.

Case Number: 2017-003137

Interesting case proceeding under NRS 125C.050 (aka Grandparent Visitation Statute).  Evidentiary hearing set for June 26, 2018.  Mother is the pro bono client.  Father consented to the termination of his parental rights as a part of the parties’ divorce.  Following termination, Mother allowed Father to have contact sporadically with the child.  Mother allowed Father to rent a room in her home.  This may be a case of first impression in that a parent whose rights were terminated is seeking relief under NRS 125C.050. Father is representing himself.  Parties attended a mediation that was unsuccessful.  Discovery closes early June.

 

Case Number: 2018-001773

A disabled domestic violence victim needs assistance with an ongoing custody matter. The adverse party is emotionally, mentally and physically abusive towards the applicant. The parties currently have temporary joint legal custody of their 6-year old disabled son. The minor child visits with the father every week starting Friday after school until Monday before school. The adverse party threatens the applicant to send her to jail by not picking up his son and making it look like she is keeping the son from him. The applicant is seeking sole legal and primary physical custody. The case is pending before Judge Marquis with an Order to Show Cause on May 17, 2018 at 9:30 am.

Case Number: 2018-001601

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance modifying a 2016 divorce decree. The adverse party got the decree by default. The client was unaware the adverse party had filed for divorce. The applicant resides in California and comes to Las Vegas for this case. He wants to modify the order to request some of the adverse party’s retirement account. There is a whole life insurance. The adverse party claimed no assets. Client is also requesting support. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Motion and Notice of Motion for Orders to Set Aside Order Judgement and or Default on May 3, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Case Number: 2018-000976

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with an ongoing custody modification matter. She and her ex-husband divorced in 2013. Their two minor children ages, 8 and 11, live with the adverse party. The parties have temporary shared legal custody and the adverse party has temporary primary physical custody. The client has visitation with the children every Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. She last saw the children a month a half ago. The adverse party has been withholding the children from her. The client requests sole legal and sole physical custody.  She is concerned because the adverse party attempted to commit suicide last year and he has made a website with nude photos of her. The case is pending before Judge Steele with a Calendar Call on September 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm. There is also an Evidentiary Hearing on September 17, 2018 at 9:00 am.

 

Case Number: 2018-002000

A Spanish-speaking client, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2010 and separated in 2017. Their two children, ages 1 and 8, live with her visit with dad on the weekends. She requests sole legal and primary physical custody. She wants them to keep their own cars. There are no other assets or debts.

Case Number: 2018-001648

Client needs help with a divorce. She and her husband married in 2007 and separated in 2010. They have no assets or debts together. The adverse party is believed to be living in India.

Case Number: 2018-001919

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a custody matter. She and her ex-boyfriend separated 3-months ago after an 8-year relationship when she left due to the reported physical and verbal abuse.  She has a TPO against the adverse party. Their three children ages, 1 to 5 live with the client. The children have not seen the adverse party since the separation. The adverse party has threatened the client and the client’s mother. He also threatened to pour acid on the clients face. She requests sole custody.

Case Number: 2018-002101

Applicant needs assistance establishing custody of her son. She and her ex-boyfriend separated in 2014 after a 2-year relationship. Their son, age 4, lives with the client. The adverse party last saw their son in January. The adverse party has been in and out of mental institutions. The client is requesting sole legal custody and primary physical custody. She would like supervised visitation for the adverse party.

Case Number: 2018-002092

A client and her mother want to get guardianship of her two nieces, ages 3 and 2. They are the maternal aunt and maternal grandmother.  The children have lived with them since 2006.  When the biological mother left the children and did not return. They are seeking guardianship to properly care for the children and to continue providing a loving environment. One of the father’s is currently incarcerated and the mother cannot care for the children. The other father is unknown. The clients don’t know if the parents will challenge the guardianship.

Case Number: 2018-002213

A client with a disability needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. She and her husband married in 2004 and separated in 2017. They have guardianship of their 11-year old granddaughter since 2013. She requests sole custody. The granddaughter last saw the adverse party in March. She would like for each to keep their own credit card debts. There is a marital home and the adverse party signed a quit claim deed. They have other assets to divide. She is also requesting spousal support. The client was involved in a car accident and had to undergo several surgeries and lost her job.

Case Number: 2018-002516

A client with a disability needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 1987 and separated in 2009 when the adverse party left the home. They have no assets or debts together. She has his last-known address.

Case Number: 2018-002255

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce matter. She and her husband married in 2012 and separated in 2017. They have no minor children together. There is a marital home that she would like to sell and split the proceeds. She would like for each to keep their own debt. They have several vehicles and other assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-002519

A domestic violence victim, needs assistance with a divorce, custody and support matter. He and his wife married in 2016 and separated in 2018 when she abandoned them. She is reportedly verbally, physically, emotionally and financially abusive towards him. Their 5-year old daughter lives with the client and he wants sole custody. The child last saw her mom this month when she came to Las Vegas for a weekend.  The adverse party resides in Arizona. There are assets and debts to divide. The client is also requesting child and spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-002020

Client needs help with an ongoing divorce matter. He and his wife married in 1980 and separated in 2017. The client lives out of state in Minnesota and the adverse party resides here in Las Vegas, NV. The adverse party previously filed for a joint petition and did not list a home. A few days later she filed a divorce complaint and listed the home. The joint petition was revoked, but the divorce complaint is still pending. The client states that the home was purchased prior to him dating the adverse party. They have no minor children together. There are several vehicles to divide and the adverse party has a retirement account. There are no debts.

 

Federal

Case Number: 2018-001535

This is a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights case referred to the Federal Pro Bono Program for the limited purpose of participating in the settlement negotiations. The Plaintiff sustained numerous injuries during transportation to receive medical care on multiple different occasions.  Plaintiff is confined to a wheelchair as a result of a series of strokes which have left him paralyzed.  A partial list of events include: not being transported in an ADA compliant vehicle; being lifted inappropriately which resulted in various injuries to his groin, arm, head, and neck; and wheelchair not secured during transport.  Plaintiff brings these claims pursuant to the ADA and Rehabilitation Act (“RA”), 29 U.S.C. § 794 or Section 5, and asserts that each Defendant discriminated and/or denied Plaintiff the prison service of the ADA transportation vehicle when they transported him to medical appointments. Plaintiff also alleges that he was deprived of services due to each Defendant being improperly trained and/or supervised in the handling and transportation of prisoners with disabilities. In addition to the ADA and RA claim, the Court also interprets the allegations as a claim under the Eighth Amendment for deliberate indifference.  The Plaintiff also alleges a violation of the Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment clause which a Defendant failed to provide timely medication attention when Plaintiff was suffering from a stroke, accused Plaintiff is faking a problem to get out of work, and twisting his arm to the point it became dislocated or broken.  The Plaintiff also seeks injunctive relief requesting that the prison officials undergo training.  Documents available for review: Screening Order, Referral Order, and the Complaint.

Guardianship

Case Number: 2018-002092

A client and her mother want to get guardianship of her two nieces, ages 3 and 2. They are the maternal aunt and maternal grandmother.  The children have lived with them since 2006.  When the biological mother left the children and did not return. They are seeking guardianship to properly care for the children and to continue providing a loving environment. One of the father’s is currently incarcerated and the mother cannot care for the children. The other father is unknown. The clients don’t know if the parents will challenge the guardianship.

Landlord/Tenant

Case Number: 2018-001312

Client is single mother of 4 minors, self-employed. Client is in need of help after being illegally locked out from the premises where client operates a non-profit business. Parties entered into a sublease agreement contract. Client had purchased and installed new kitchen appliances which client was provided from a USDA grant. Client stated that adverse party (sub-lessor) was struggling with his business and invited a TV show to film on site to help bail out the business from going under. Client mentioned she walked in on the production taking place and the show was using all of client’s new kitchen appliances, which client mentioned she did not authorize. Client stated the kitchen was left trashed. This caused a loss for clients business since she could not open for business doors. Client did take pictures and videos of the kitchen before and after. Thereafter, client stated she had to hire a crew to assist in the cleanup. Client reached out to adverse party regarding the issue hoping things would be resolved. However, when client was going to open for business, adverse party had locked client out. Client added she is current on rent, even though she has had to borrow money from family and use money from the grant.

Case Number: 2018-002830

Clients state that they previously had mold problems in their home which client has been renting for 5 years. They paid for repairs and got an official report done by a specialist.  After providing these documents to the rental company the problem finally got fixed.

Now sewage issues started such as: the sewage is coming through the shower drain and the bathroom toilets in the bedroom. The sewage had started to pour over all on the floor.  Clients verbally contacted the management company who recommended for clients to utilize buckets to catch the sewage. Landlord commissioned estimate for repair which estimated $14K. Landlord does not believe the estimate and refuses to pay. Client commissioned her own estimate and it was similar. Clients need assistance getting this habitability issue addressed ASAP.

Real Estate Fraud

Case Number: 2018-001849

Spanish speaking client is age 86 and is disabled. Client is seeking Pro Bono attorney to help regain possession of his property. Client stated he is a victim of real estate fraud by adverse parties.

According to client,  the adverse party was a friend whom he had known for about 15 years. Client made arrangements with adverse party to provide care of his property while client made a trip overseas for medical treatment. Before leaving client signed a power of attorney. Client does not recall which type of power of attorney was signed. When client returned, he was placed in a senior living home. Client asked adverse party about the status of his home, and was informed that the property was no longer his and was removed from title, and all of client personal items inside the property were sold or thrown out. Client was also informed that adverse party is renting out property. Client also stated that the signatures on the Quitclaim Deed relating to his home are not his, which could have been done by adverse party using a power of attorney.

Case Number: 2018-001774

Spanish speaking client is seeking assistance with his HOA fining him for not painting his exterior wall. His fines are up to $500 and will go up every week a $100. Per the CC&R’s he provided the HOA is supposed to maintain the common areas including painting. He has argued his point to the HOA but they refuse to fix the problem. He also filed for mediation thru NRED but they refused to participate. He took several pictures of the complex. His monthly assessment is $225. He needs an attorney to intervene and help stop the fines.

Case Number: 2018-000362

Client is a disabled veteran. In August 2017 she purchased a house and in November her bathroom experienced a sewage back up. Her home warranty company is taking care of the damage, however, it informed her she has black mold and it is a pre-existing condition and therefore will not cover it. Client states this condition was not disclosed to her when she purchased the home. Client seeks a real estate attorney that can look over her documents and offer counsel and advice.

Case Number: 2018-001875

Client and her ex-boyfriend bought a house in 2012 and paid in full. After buying the house the ex-boyfriend left the house a few months later and never returned. Only client lives in the house with her son who has disabilities.  Client received a call from ex-boyfriend in February and was told that he is not going to return to the house.  Ex-boyfriend doesn’t pay the taxes or any other expenses for the house. Deed lists client as married joint tenant with adverse party ex-boyfriend but client claims they have never been married. Client would like to have ex-boyfriend’s name removed from deed. Client stated her ex-boyfriend will not sign over a quitclaim deed. Client would like our assistance in getting his name off of the deed. She is the only one who pays for the yearly taxes, maintenance and insurance on the property.

Case Number: 2018-002882

Client states she purchased a home with adverse party in March of 2017. Client has been dating adverse party for several years. Adverse party paid all the money up front in cash for the house.  Client and adverse party’s names are listed on the deed as joint tenants. Adverse party has started to become very aggressive and locks client and her children out of parts of the house. Adverse party is constantly threatening to remove client’s name off the deed and lock her out.  Client has a 16 year old son who is autistic and 14 year old daughter. Client doesn’t have any money to move out into a place of her own. Client wants adverse party to agree to sell the house and provide her with a share of the proceeds so she can have funds to move out and live in a peaceful setting with her children. Client seeks to have a partition.