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.

If you would like to take one of the below cases or request additional information, please click on the corresponding Case Number and submit the case interest form.

Appeals

Case Number: Appellate Court Cases- Available

Clients need help with an appellate matter. For more information please contact Noah Malgeri at nmalgeri@lacsn.org or Cindy Morales at cmorales@lacsn.org You can also submit the case interest form and indicate your interest in the Comments section.

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: 2018-006326

Four children total are in need of representation.  Three of the four children, ages 10, 8, and 5 years, came into DFS care on September 11, 2018 due to mother being unable to perform her parental duties. The fourth child, age 1 month, came into DFS care on November 15, 2018 due to concerns with Mother at time of birth. Mother was reported gone for a couple of days and the family does not have the resources to meet basic needs. The oldest children were subsequently placed with maternal aunt, while the newborn has been placed in a foster home. Mother appears to be engaged in the proceedings while the task of establishing paternity remains ongoing. The children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for March 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-007607

Two young boys, ages 4 and 2 were removed due to the mother’s lacks of resources to provide for the subject minors, to-wit: stable housing and/or income and employment. This is the children’s 2nd removal. In a prior petition the children were removed from the mother and placed with their individual fathers.  The oldest child was subsequently removed from his father for drugs and the youngest child was removed from his father due to a domestic violence incident with the mother, thus resulting in the second removal and now within the last six months the children have been in several placements. An attorney is needed to represent these children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services needed are being provided by DFS. There is a Review Hearing set for May 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007973

Two year old child is in protective custody over concerns regarding her mother’s lack of stability. There are questions as to whether mother is using illegal substances, managing her mental health, and has resources for her daughter. The mother previously provided her mother, this child’s grandmother, had a temporary guardianship over the child, but the grandmother reports that mother frequently threatens to take away the child.  The father was recently released from prison, and wants to be in her life. He also opposes giving legal guardianship to the maternal grandmother.  DFS did not want to keep the child with her grandmother when they became involved – grandmother has a prior court substantiation for child abuse/neglect. The court has ordered the child remain there, with paternal grandparents supervising visits between the child and her father. Placement will likely be at issue going forward.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to placement, permanency, visitations and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-007964 (Pending Placement)

2 year old child came into DFS care on November 26, 2018 after the he was found wondering the halls of the Golden Nugget casino unattended. Mother was later found asleep in a hotel room. Drugs and alcohol are believed to be involved. It is unclear from the reports what the status of the child’s natural father is at this time. Mother appears to be engaging with the department while efforts are being made to locate the father. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for May 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-007949

Three children, aged 4 years, 1 year and 5 months, came into DFS care on November 25, 2018 due to ongoing domestic violence incidents between the parents. Mother reportedly has an active protection order, yet continues to keep in contact with Father. Father is in police custody due to the latest incident. Mother appears to be participating, father is in custody. Children are placed with paternal aunt. Maternal grandmother has also expressed a desire to be placement. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 14, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-007676

A three year old child came into DFS care on November 14, 2018 after Mother and her boyfriend were arrested for domestic violence. Natural father appears to not be involved in the child’s life at all. No contact has been reported with him. Mother appears out of control and erratic.  Mother has suspected drug abuse problems. Mother appears to be oblivious to the child’s vulnerability. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for April 23, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-008283

Two children, ages 7 years and 6 years, came into DFS care on December 14, 2018 after investigations into allegations of environmental neglect after a maggot was discovered in one of the children’s backpacks. The family home was found to be in utter disarray. Both children are reported to be autistic. Mother appears unable to handle both children by herself. Father resides in Hawaii and has asked the department to provide help getting the children to him in Hawaii. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set May 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-007598

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in November 2018 due to her parents being unable to care for her.  Her father was arrested for warrants, and her mother was later taken to the hospital for a possible drug overdose.  Paraphernalia was found inside the home.  All of this occurred in the maternal grandparent’s home.  The parents have an open CPS case in regards to domestic violence. There have also been prior investigations into the family due to similar allegations.  The natural father has two older children from another relationship who are not in their father’s care.  Sibling visitation may need to be addressed. The maternal grandparents are in the process of being cleared for placement of this 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 set for May 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-008326

A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in November 2018 when she was found alone in her apartment after LVMPD came across her mother and her mother’s boyfriend in another part of the apartment complex.  The child has bad eczema which had not been treated.  She is currently placed with her maternal grandparents. The maternal grandparents are willing to allow the mother to move into their home, but the mother’s boyfriend is not invited.  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 Hearing to discuss All Pending Matters on March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-008130

9 year old and 6 year old siblings were found in a home squatting with their parents by law enforcement.  Law enforcement reported observing drug paraphernalia within reach of the children at the time they were found.  The father was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Both parents admitted to illicit drug use.  Children report loving their mother, wanting to go with her as soon as she has housing.  DFS is in the process of placing the kids with fictive kin.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent the children’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, sibling and parental visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are provided.  There is a Review Hearing set for April 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-008167

Two siblings, age 1 year and age 3 months, were at home with parents with an active in home voluntary case plan when DFS became involved due to 3 month old being exposed to substances in utero; he was born at 28 weeks and has substantial medical needs.  Parents did not actively take steps while baby was in hospital to learn how to deal with those needs.  DFS provided services in the home; parents continue to use drugs.  Additionally, violence has been escalating between parents, the natural father has an active warrant for a domestic violence incident with the natural mother.  The home has become unsanitary.  Increased in home safety services are not helping with concerns.  DFS removed children pursuant to a warrant.  Children are placed together in a foster home.  The children are currently in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for May 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007951

A 10 year old girl and a 6 year old boy were removed from their mother’s care pursuant to a warrant issued over growing concerns with the condition of the home.  A school official contacted CPS regarding the appearance and health of a sibling; that sibling came to school smelling of urine and having a substance, believed to be dog feces, on his feet and face.  That sibling, along with another, have been placed with their paternal relatives pursuant to a temporary guardianship.  There are no relatives in Nevada to take these two children and they are currently in foster care.  The mother and the live-in boyfriend (who is the father to these children only) refuse to take drug tests, but have admitted to smoking marijuana.  The 10 year old child has bipolar disorder, and is not quite functioning at a 10 year old cognitive level.  The 6 year old little boy is suspected to have autism spectrum disorder.  The children need an attorney to advocate for these children as to their legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 22, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000066

A 9 year old child was removed from the care of his biological parents four years ago over concerns of domestic violence, drug use, and general neglect. All children in the home were developmentally delayed, educationally neglected and had not received proper medical care. Although the parents initially made progress on their case plans, the parents relinquished their parental rights earlier this year making this child legally free for adoption but an adoptive resource has not yet been identified.  This child has three younger siblings and has displayed behaviors which are harmful to them.  Given the severity of the behaviors, there may be a push to keep this child from his siblings for good however, this child very much wants to be in his siblings lives.  He is a good student and very polite to adults.  This child is in need of an attorney to advocate for his legal wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for April 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-008375

A two year old little boy was removed from his mother’s care due to her arrest, concerns of lack of supervision, and lack of protective capacity. On the date of removal, the mother’s boyfriend dropped her off at midnight at the Stratosphere.  When he came back to pick her up between 3 and 4 a.m., he got out of the car to walk to her – she was outside sharing a cigarette with an unknown person.  That unknown person then allegedly jumped in the car and stole the car with the baby inside.  The mother was not cooperative with police; in fact, they did not call the police immediately.  The police located the car, with the child in it, but the car did not belong to the parents.  The car was previously reported stolen.  The mother has CPS history in California involving other children whom are no longer in her care.  The father’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. An attorney is need to represent the child’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation, and to ensure any appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-008385

A newborn baby boy, was taken into protective custody by DFS after he and his mother both tested positive for methadone at the time of his birth.  The mother’s doctor confirmed that the mother was receiving methadone as treatment for heroin/methamphetamine addiction.  In April 2018, the mother relinquished her parental rights to this child’s older sister; in that case, she failed to address substance abuse and domestic violence concerns.  In addition to the older sister in the prior case, the mother has lost her rights to four other children.  Despite this history, the mother and father expressed to the court their plan to get this child back in their care, and paternal relatives noted the parents’ progress.  This child needs an attorney to represent his legal rights and wishes as to placement, permanency, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Hearing set for March 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-007756

This child, aged 3 months, was removed at birth over concerns of substance abuse, and lack of resources as to both parents.  Her mother has lost custody of 8 older maternal half-siblings.  Her paternal grandmother has legal custody of her older paternal half-sibling.  The parents do not have a stable residence and do not have supplies for the baby.  This child was placed with the paternal grandmother.  She is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for April 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.  

Case Number: 2019-000115

Nine year old child was placed into protective custody, along with her 16 year old half-sister, after DFS became concerned that her mother was not sufficiently protective.  This child’s father was arrested a few months ago for a dramatic domestic violence incident: after drinking to excess, he fired a number of rounds into the ceiling of the home, traumatizing the older child. When he was approached by the mother, he hit her with a broken beer bottle, causing multiple lacerations to her face. Law enforcement responded to the home, and a two hour stand-off ensued. The father’s criminal matter is resolved, and he’s engaged in multiple services. He participates in Veterans’ court, is working with a therapist, and is on a SCRAM monitor for alcohol use.  The child has not expressed fear, and would like to be home with her family.  This child has been returned home to the mother. An attorney is needed to represent her legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation, as well as to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Motion Hearing set for March 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-008064 (Pending Placement)

Police alerted CPS to the possible neglect of a 7 year old child by her mother after an undercover officer purchased meth from the mother out of her home on multiple occasions.  The purchases led to SWAT responding to the home; the child, fortunately, was not at home at that time. Initially, the mother was very resistant to DFS involvement in her life, however, the child is currently placed with her grandmother and mother has expressed a willingness to work with DFS at a recent hearing.  The mother is facing criminal charges and the father is currently in prison.  The child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000092

A two and a half year old little boy was removed from his mother’s care two years ago over concerns that his mother abused prescription drugs, her mental health issues were not treated, and she engaged in domestic violence with this child’s grandmother. The child was placed with a relative out of state, but that placement disrupted at the end of last summer. Even though this child is very young, he has displayed aggressive behaviors. Because of his mother’s positive progress while the child was out of her care, DFS implemented an in home safety plan and the child went home on December 10th. Unfortunately, his mother digressed almost immediately and DFS found pills in the home during a safety check. The child was later found wandering the apartment complex alone. This led to DFS removing the child again.  This child is need of an attorney to represent his legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000044

Newborn baby boy was taken into custody after it was learned he was born substance exposed after being exposed to multiple substances while his mother was pregnant.  While the amount of exposure was substantial, the baby has made remarkable strides in his withdrawal.  He is currently in a foster home, as multiple maternal relatives have declined placement or are unable to be fully protective.  His mother identified a potential father, and if paternity is confirmed, this man may be able to take placement.  The mother has struggled with addiction for some time, trying but not completing drug treatment programs.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-008383

Two sisters, ages 16 years and 14 years, were removed from their father’s care after DFS became aware of potential domestic violence between their father and their step-mother.  Mother has been identified but we do not have further information regarding her at this time.  The children are currently placed with their paternal grandparents. There are no known medical issues.  There are other siblings.  Some full and some half, all having different wishes than these two children and therefore, they are in need of a separate attorney to advocate for their legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000197

A 9 year old girl came into DFS care with her half siblings when they were removed from their father’s care after DFS became aware of potential domestic violence between their father and their step-mother, this child’s natural mother.  Her half-brother is represented by staff counsel, and has differing wishes from this client as well as the two older sisters.  She is currently placed with their paternal grandparents with her two older siblings.  Her wishes are different than her brother or sisters and therefore, this child is in need of a separate attorney to advocate for her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000210

A 1 month old girl came into DFS care in December 2018 when she was born substance exposed. Her mother tested positive for Methadone and Amphetamines. The mother has a history of substance abuse and has had her rights to her 5 other children terminated. The father also has extensive history of substance abuse and a criminal history. He was given, but failed to take, a toxicology test. The child was scheduled to be released from the hospital, however, began exhibiting withdrawal symptoms. Placement with relatives had been explored, but due to extenuating circumstances, they were not placement options. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 4, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000081

One year old child is in the custody of DFS over concerns of ongoing domestic violence, lack of resources, and possible homelessness by his parents.  His mother may have untreated mental health conditions.  During the investigation, the child’s father left him with the paternal aunt and paternal grandmother.  Where the child remains currently, and his parents are reportedly living under a bridge.  The child has some medical needs and a maternal half-sibling who is not in DFS custody.  This child is need of an attorney to make sure his legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation and services are being addressed in court. There is a Review Hearing set for June 19, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000209

2 month old child came into DFS care on December 26, 2018 after the father was arrested for domestic violence against mother. Mother’s mental health issues prevented her from being able to care for the child. Both parents present with substance abuse issues. Initial plan was for maternal grandmother to take the mother and child back to Florida. This plan has fallen through. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. The department is exploring placement with grandmother, as well as other relatives. Child seems to have substantial relative support. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000217

Baby boy came into DFS care on December 27, 2018 after the baby was born. Mother has substantial history with the department. Both parents are reported to have substance abuse histories, though whether they are currently using has yet to be determined. Mother has severe mental health issues as well. Neither parent has the resources necessary to care for a child as both parents are reported to depend on paternal grandmother for resources. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. The child is placed with paternal grandmother. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-008431

2 year old child came into DFS care on December 29, 2018 after natural mother was arrested on charges of domestic violence against maternal grandma. Grandmother alleges that mother moves between California and Nevada and is a prostitute. Putative father has not been located. Mother is not engaged with the department. No prior CPS history reported. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-008423

Two children, ages 6 years and a newborn baby, came into DFS care on December 20, 2018 after the baby was born substance exposed (methamphetamine). Mother had no prenatal care, and is believed to be homeless or couch surfing. A third child was initially believed to be staying with his father, but was subsequently removed from his father’s care on January 1, 2019, when mother showed up to grandmother’s home and attempted to take all three children. Mother appears to be making efforts to participate with DFS. None of the various fathers appear to be engaged. All three children are placed together with maternal grandmother. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for June 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000091

This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  The baby was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by a CAP staff attorney and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  They will need separate representation from this child as there are conflicts.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. An attorney is needed to represent this child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure that any needed services are provided.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 15, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007692

A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in November 2018, when he was born substance exposed.   He was exposed in-utero to illicit substances. Because of complications at birth, he could not be tested, so it is unclear what the exposure was like.  His condition at the time of birth was critical; medical professionals were not expecting him to live. After a month, his condition had improved enough for DFS to become involved formally.  He was eventually released to his grandmother, who also has his sister.  At last report, he has gained weight (2 lbs) and is doing well with grandma. Although he still requires Oxygen 24/7 and has a team of doctors that he sees to manage his conditions, he has made huge strides from the initial report.  His mother has already lost custody of his older half-sister.  His mother is incarcerated in another county, and his father is choosing, at least for now, not to engage.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000034

A 3 week old baby girl came into DFS care in December 2018 when she was born to incarcerated parents; it is unclear how much longer they will be in jail.  Her mother has a history of drug use, although the baby did not test positive at the time of her birth.  The baby’s older half sibling is placed with her maternal grandmother, but that grandmother reports that she cannot handle a newborn. There are other maternal relatives who may be able to take the baby.  This baby is in need of an attorney to advocate for her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000193

One year old child and a newborn child came into DFS care on December 26, 2018 after the baby was born substance exposed (methamphetamine). Both parents admit to ongoing methamphetamine use. Parents first came to DFS attention after the one year old was also born substance exposed. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. The department is exploring placement with relatives. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000282

A thirteen year old boy came into DFS custody after his mother was placed on a Legal 2000 hold for making suicidal and homicidal statements. His father was recently released from prison, but cannot leave his home state to take care of the child.  This child is in 6th grade and was recently placed with fictive kin. His mother expresses an intent to work her case plan, which involves both substance abuse and mental health treatment.  This child needs an attorney to advocate his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.   There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Permanency Planning Hearing set for September 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000277

15 year old child (who is transgender) is currently at a shelter as a result of the parents not having stable housing.  The child’s 17 year old sister is living with her boyfriend, and wishes to have the child live with her once she reaches 18.  This child’s mother has issues with substance abuse and is being evicted from her home. The  father does not have his own housing, and is facing considerable difficulty with finding assistance due to his criminal background.  This child has not expressed fear of either parent to DFS. This child is in need of attorney to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, and visitation as well as ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000109

Newborn baby was exposed to meth in utero and struggled to live for a few days following his birth.  He is doing better now, and thriving in a foster home.  His mother has not had contact with DFS, and lost her rights to five other kids for her inability to control her substance use.  DFS has identified a putative father, but has yet to verify that he is on the birth certificate.  This child is in need of an attorney to advocate for his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000090

This baby was born last month to an incarcerated mother and is currently with a foster family. Her mother identified a father, but it is unclear whether he is on the birth certificate, genetics testing will need to be done to be sure. While the presumed father had some contact with DFS initially, he has not maintained contact to discuss paternity or taking placement of the baby.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for April 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000035

This newborn baby was born at home in a bathtub. Paramedics found her unresponsive but were able to get her to start crying.  The mother admitted to using meth the day before she gave birth.  The mother tested positive for methamphetamine and opiates; The baby only tested positive for opiates.  After several days in the hospital, the baby is no longer showing signs of withdrawal and recovering from her traumatic birth quite well.  Her mother was briefly interviewed in the hospital, but DFS cannot locate her now that she’s been discharged.  This baby is currently placed in a foster home.  This child is in need of an attorney to advocate for her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000262

This newborn baby girl came into care in December 2018 and was born to a mother with severe mental healthy issues.  Mother repeatedly stated she was going to kill the baby after she was born.  Her mother has refused to provide her with a name or provide the name of the father to DFS.  There is a cousin who may be able to take placement.  This baby also has an older half sibling where visitation may need to be arranged. This child is in need of an attorney to advocate for her legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000233

A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on December 31, 2018 after he was born to a homeless mother, who admitted to drug use. Mother has a history of untreated mental health and substance abuse issues. No info about father is known, aside from the name. Mother allegedly has had other children that have been removed from her care. Neither parent appears to be engaged with the department. Child is currently placed with maternal grandmother. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000221

A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on January 02, 2019 after testing positive for opiates and amphetamines at birth. Both parents admit to ongoing drug use. Neither parents has CPS history. Grandmother was trying to keep mom clean during the pregnancy but failed. Relative support seems to be available. The child is still in the hospital, NICU, as of now. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. The department is exploring placement with relatives. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000226

A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 4, 2019 after he tested positive for opiates and amphetamines at birth. Baby was born at 37 weeks and weighed approximately 5lbs, 12oz. Both parents admit to ongoing drug use. Paternity test results are pending. Parents are both reported to be homeless. Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. The child is placed in foster care at the moment, but the department is exploring placement with relatives. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is  a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000238

This 2 year old child came back into DFS care on January 4, 2019 after mother was placed on legal 2000 hold due to suicidal idealizations. Mother allegedly threatened to cut herself with a knife in front of the child. Father’s identity is unknown. This child has been in DFS care on one prior occasion. She is currently in a foster home. The department is exploring placement with relatives. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 21, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000344

Siblings, 5 year old and 4 year old, were placed into foster care after their father was arrested.  Their mother was already incarcerated at the time of his arrest.  They were initially living with their grandfather, but he has since returned them to DFS and is unable to take care of them.  Their mother has exhausted her opportunities for programming in prison: she has taken multiple parenting classes, obtained her high school diploma, worked her way through the Commitment to Change Program and articulates empathy for her children.  She is working with DFS and is engaged however, she is not eligible for release for another year. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000095

A one month old baby girl was placed into foster care by DFS over concerns of the mother’s unaddressed mental health needs and possible domestic violence between the mother and the father. At the time the baby was born, nurses contacted DFS as mother has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and was not on medication.  They reported she would stare off, not follow conversations, and not immediately address the baby’s needs.  DFS followed the family in the home, but mother’s mental health remained improperly controlled. Father returned to work, leaving the mother to care for the baby alone.  DFS placed the baby into care to ensure the safety of the baby.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea set for March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-008354

This 3 month old baby was exposed in utero to methamphetamines and his mother currently lacks the resources to care for him. Well before his birth, his mother was married and had four children. The mother’s ex-husband reports that she was a great mother with no risky behaviors. After a car accident, she became addicted to pain pills and spiraled out of control. She was no longer living in the home when she became pregnant with with this child.  The mother has identified two possible fathers for the baby, one of which has come to court. No family member has agreed to take placement, so the baby is currently living in a licensed foster home.  This child needs an attorney to advocate for his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for April 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

 

Case Number: 2019-000555

Three siblings, ages 4 years, 2 years and a newborn were taken into DFS custody after an informal plan to prevent domestic violence between the parents failed. DFS placed the 4 and 2 year old siblings together in a foster home, and the newborn baby girl remains in the hospital NICU.  DFS is also concerned about possible drug use by the father.  The parents have identified relatives who live out of state who are willing to come to Las Vegas to take placement of the children while the parents work on their case plans.  An attorney is needed to represent these children’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000444

1 year old child came into DFS care on January 5, 2019 after it came to the department’s attention that the family was homeless and living out of a van. Family was reported to be homeless in Wisconsin and had relocated recently for warmer weather. Domestic violence issues are reported between mother and father. Mother is reported to be pregnant at this time. Parents appear to be engaged with the department. The child is currently placed in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Hearing set for April 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for June 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000426

2 month old child came into DFS care on January 9, 2019 after mother gave birth.  Mother has a substantial history with DFS (drugs and mental health issues) and a hospital alert was issued after mother was believed to be pregnant. Despite this alert, mother was discharged with child, and no drug testing was done at the time of birth. She has 4 other children not in her care in an open DFS case. Father is unknown. Parents do not appear to be engaged with the department. This child is currently placed in foster care, as the family member who currently has the 4 other children declined to be placement for the newborn. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check set for April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000565

A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in April 2017, when he was hospitalized for seizures due to the negligence of the parents not providing him with a proper nutritional regimen.  His siblings were previously removed over concerns of domestic violence, drug use and general neglect.  The mother’s rights were terminated in June 2018 and the father’s rights were terminated in August 2018.  The child is legally free for adoption and is placed with an adoptive resource.  The child has four siblings: a 9 year old, a 7 year old, a 6 year old, and a 4 year old.  His sisters are in a higher level of care (HLOC) placement, however, his placement is considering taking placement of the girls. The older brother has some behavioral concerns, with some of those behaviors being directed toward the girls.  The four year old was recently adopted.  There is a sibling visitation order in place for monthly visits which includes the adopted brother. The child needs an attorney to advocate for his wishes and legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.   There is a Permanency Planning Hearing on April 17, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000545

This child came into care on January 05, 2018 when both parents were arrested for parole violations.  She is currently placed with her paternal grandmother.  Natural mother has since been released from jail and is working her case plan.  The department’s current permanency plan for the child is reunification with a concurrent goal of termination of parental rights and adoption by paternal grandmother.   An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights and wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Hearing set for April 09, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-000537

2 year old child came into DFS care on January 14, 2019 after a hotel security supervisor called police due to reports of an unsupervised baby crying in one of the rooms. They discovered the child in a car seat crying, unsupervised. Mother was located and responded that she had stepped out to smoke a cigarette, though it is reported that security footage shows that she was gone for more than 2 hours. Drug paraphernalia was located in her possessions. Mother has no substantial history with DFS. Father is reported to be in Arizona and there is a temporary restraining order filed in California as a result of domestic violence. The child is currently placed with maternal aunt. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for July 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000308

A six month old child was handed off to a stranger so her mother could do drugs.  CPS removed this child from the care of the stranger and is in the process of evaluating placement with a family friend.  This child has two older half brothers who were previously in the system – they may be with their father but that is not clear at this time.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000361

A newborn baby came into DFS care on January 1, 2019 after it was discovered that mother had no stable housing and appeared with unaddressed mental health issues. Mother becomes irate and the putative father reports she has beaten him with chains and rods. Father has an open CPS case with his other children. Those children also report being fearful of the mother in this case, as she was identified a person regularly found in that home.  Parents appear to be engaged with the department.  The child is currently placed in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check set for April 23, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000658

A 9 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2019, as a result of her mother’s aggressive and threatening behavior.  Her mother threatened by text to kill her brother, in rather graphic detail.  When this child was placed with grandparents, the mother came to the house, demanded her children and became so violent that law enforcement became involved.  The child’s father resides out of state and due to legal issues is unable to travel.   The child has been placed in a foster home as there are no relatives nor fictive kin residing in state that are available or willing to be a placement.  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 March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000288

A newborn boy came into DFS care in January 2019 when he was born substance exposed.  His mother has been addicted to heroin since she was a teenager.  When he started experiencing withdrawal symptoms, he was placed on morphine.  He suffered a stroke, so he was taken off of morphine and placed on seizure medication. He is currently in NICU.  When he is discharged, his maternal grandmother is willing to take placement of him.  The whereabouts of the child’s father is unknown.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000342

Two year old child and his younger brother, born in January of 2019, were removed after the newborn baby and their mother tested positive for illicit substances at the time of birth.  The mother and the youngest child’s father also disclosed that they did not have any supplies for the baby, nor did they have a place to live. Their mother has lost her rights to several older siblings, but mother is stating that she is motivated to get clean – in fact, she maintained 18 months of sobriety in the older child’s first case.  These little boys are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Hearing set for May 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for July 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000706

A newborn boy came into DFS care in January 2019 due to being born substance exposed.  The baby was born premature and needed to be put on a ventilator due to respiratory issues and has withdrawal symptoms.  The baby’s mother has not engaged in her case plan and there have been no behavioral changes made in her permanency case with the department.  The mother has 5 other children that are not in her care.  This child is in a separate foster home as the family who is caring for the other 5 children were unable to take the newborn.  The baby’s father is incarcerated and pending charges.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000353

Three children  (14 year old, 12 year old and a 5 year old) came into DFS care on January 7, 2019 after father was involved in an attempted shooting over the sale of a bicycle, and it was discovered the trailer the family was living in had no food or working utilities. Family has a substantial history with DFS.  The oldest two children were already staying with a maternal aunt at the time of the incident, and the youngest child was subsequently placed with a maternal uncle. Parents were both incarcerated at the time of the initial plea hearing. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Calendar Call on March 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. and an Adjudicatory Hearing set for April 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Both in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-008380

This newborn baby was born substance exposed in December of 2018.  Her mother was displaying signs of mental health issues at the time of delivery. After this baby stopped showing signs of withdrawal, she was placed into a foster home.  Her mother has had sporadic contact with DFS. The man identified as her father denies paternity.  The mother has lost her rights to her other children, some of whom were also born substance exposed.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-004602

Two siblings, ages 2yrs old and 9 months old came into care on July 12, 2018, because both parents were arrested and transported to jail.  Natural father was charged for operating an unregistered vehicle, suspended driver’s license, no proof of insurance, child restraint violations, and child abuse and neglect.  Natural Mother was charged with use/possession of drug paraphernalia, and child abuse or neglect.  The children were transported to UMC because the children appeared to be very thin, filthy, and dehydrated.  Once medically cleared they were transported to Child Haven.  They are currently placed together in a foster home.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for July 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-000257

One child, age 12, is need of an attorney.  last year, four children were removed from mother’s care after abuse allegations arose.  The children initially presented with the same wishes for placement but have since changed their minds.  Mother has made it clear she is going to move to Mexico as soon as the case closes so she can be with the father.  This child wants to stay with her mom.  Three of the Four children are being represented by another attorney and this child will need a separate attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for May 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000840

Three children, ages newborn to 3 years of age, came into care in January of 2019, alleging physical abuse, bruising, failure to protect and environmental neglect.  The children were in the care of two adults that appeared to be under the influence.  The home was in deplorable conditions with fecal matter all over the bathrooms, toys and children’s hands.   These children were removed with two older children in a companion case.  Both kids in the companion case were found to have bruises and it was reported that the mother’s boyfriend, who is the natural father in the case was the main source of the abuse.  Mother reportedly has Mental Health problems along with father and she supposedly has seizures due to anxiety.  The children are currently placed with fictive kin.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal rights and wishes to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set in this case for March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-000648

A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in January 2019 when he was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of domestic violence and drug use.  He has multiple half-siblings who are placed with their non-offending parents. One of his older siblings disclosed seeing the parents fight (with both parents being the aggressor) and observing the mother do cocaine.  This child is currently placed in a 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 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000459

One month old came into DFS care on January 8, 2019 after mother gave birth while incarcerated. Mother was unable to give any information regarding relatives or fictive kin who could care for the baby. Mother learned she was pregnant after her incarnation. Mother’s release date is reportedly scheduled for mid-February, and the court has noted this case is mainly about ensuring mother is released and has services in place. The identity of Father is unknown. Mother appears to be engaged with the department. The child is currently in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for June 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000653

Two siblings, ages 15 years and 10 years, came into DFS care in January 2019 when their mother fled a traffic stop.  CPS made contact with the mother after the traffic stop; she admitted to not having stable housing for the children. She also admitted to having active warrants for old traffic matters and report issues with drugs.  The whereabouts of the children’s father is unknown.  They are currently placed with their maternal uncle. Supervised visitation with their mother has been arranged.  These siblings need someone to advocate for their placement wishes, legal rights and to make sure they are connected with appropriate services, including independent living programming for the oldest child.  There is a Status Check set for March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for July 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001015

Eight year old girl came in care with her twelve year old brother on December 27, 2018 because the mother was arrested for child abuse against her the older brother.  Mother states that she no longer wants the older brother and only wants the eight year old girl.  The mother has a history of drug abuse and has attempted suicide recently.  The siblings want different things regarding permanency; her older brother does not wish to be reunified with his natural parents while the eight year wants to be placed back with her mother.  The siblings are currently placed with their maternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the eight year old child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 24, 2019 at 2;30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000927

Two year old has been in foster care since August 2018, when her mother was arrested.  Her mother was released and tried to make progress on her case plan, but was eventually arrested for violating probation after using illegal drugs.  This child’s current placement is willing to adopt. Her mother will be incarcerated for 18 to 48 months.  At this time, it is unclear whether she can reunify upon release. Mother has an open case with a half sibling, and has not made any progress in that case.  That sibling is on runaway status.  This child was placed with her sibling before the sibling ran away.  This child needs an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for July 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000516

A 1 month old baby boy came into DFS care in January 2019 when he was born exposed to multiple substances; his mother did not receive prenatal care.  The mother had two other children who were adopted by her mother when her rights were terminated for lack of resources and substance abuse.  Those appear to be the same safety issues now.  The father of this child is homeless and has mental health issues.  The baby has been placed with his siblings. This child is in need of an attorney to advocate for his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services were in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for July 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000793

Two children, a three year old and a nine month old, came into DFS care on January 23, 2019 after mother was arrested on charges related to fraudulent activities. During the booking process, methamphetamines were found on her person. Mother first came to the attention of DFS when the nine month old was born substance exposed. LA county reports that Mother has had three other children who are not in her care (names unkown) due to similar issues. Father as to the oldest child appeared at the first hearing and may be considered a non-offending parent. Both parents of the older child appear to be engaged with the department. Father as to the youngest child appears to be un-involved at this point. The youngest child is currently placed with maternal aunt. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for July 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000957

A four year old and a 2 year old came into DFS care on January 26, 2019 after it was reported that their mother would leave the children with friends for days at a time without any way to contact her. The mother later admits that she is not able to parent her children. Mother is suspected to have un-diagnosed mental health issues. This mother has prior history with DFS in California. Neither parent appears to be engaged with the department. The children have been placed with a maternal cousin. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000383

A 13 year old, a 7 year old, and a 1 year old were removed from their mother over concerns of homelessness and meth use by the mother.  The father of the youngest child was willing to take them, but he is facing drug-related charges and resides out of state so that is not a feasible option right now. Both the mother and father of the youngest want to get clean and get the kids back.  DFS has a name as to the father of the two older children but no other information at this time.  The older two children are with a grandmother and the youngest child is in a foster home.  The children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and an Adjudicatory Hearing set for April 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007857

This newborn baby girl was born while her mother was incarcerated for a parole violation.  Mother is not sure who the natural father is and did not provide any possible names for a father either.  It is unclear if or when the mother will get out of jail.  In the meantime maternal grandmother and other maternal relatives were unable to pass the DFS background check so, unless something develops, the baby will remain in foster care until the natural mother gets released and can appropriately care for her child.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000709

A six year old child and her four younger siblings (ages 5 years, 3 years, 2 years, and 1 month) were placed into protective custody after the youngest child was born substance exposed (marijuana and methamphetamines).  Both parents eventually admitted to use, claiming it helped them keep up with work and taking care of all the kids.  Further investigation revealed that the family home had no furniture or food, and the kids were often left unsupervised.  The four older children are currently placed with their paternal grandparents.  The baby will be placed with maternal relatives, as the parents were separated at the time of his conception.  The mother is agreeable to paternity testing and the assumption is all five children have the same father.  This sibling group is in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Case Plan Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for July 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000698

Four year old little girl was living with her maternal great grandmother when her mother showed up, demanding to take the child so she could get into a family shelter.  The family reports that the mother struggles with meth addiction; the mother is also homeless.  CPS became involved and formally placed the child with her maternal great grandmother.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Status Check set for April 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and a Review Hearing set for July 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000524

A one year old little boy came into DFS care on January 10, 2019 after reports of ongoing domestic violence between the parents. Additional concerns of substance abuse and mental health conditions that have yet to be formally diagnosed exist. Father has served prison time for murder. Mother has had 6 other children removed from her care in Arizona. Parents appear to be engaged with the department. Claims of tribal affiliation are being researched. The child is currently placed in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. The next hearing set is a Review Hearing for July 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-001294

16 month old little boy is currently in a foster home, which is an adoptive resource.  His biological father relinquished his rights; his mother stated she intended to do the same, but has yet to make herself available to sign the papers. His mother has not visited him since his removal in August 2017.  His foster family has cared for him since his discharge from the hospital after birth. This child was born substance exposed, and has multiple older siblings, who are not in the system, living with other relatives for similar reasons. This little boy needs an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing is a Termination of Parental Rights Hearing set for April 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001297

This little boy is almost two years old, and has spent most of his life in the foster care system.  He is lucky enough to be placed with his paternal grandmother, but his future is very uncertain.  He was removed from his mother’s care at the age of 7 months over concerns of ongoing domestic violence between his mother and the man on his birth certificate, who is not his biological father.  His mother admitted to using meth on a regular basis at the time of removal.  To date, none of the parents (mother, putative father, biological father) have completed any of their case plan requirements.  The case is currently headed to Termination of parental rights/adoption, and the paternal grandmother indicated she is willing to adopt.  This child has chronic ear infections, which may require surgery in the near future. He also is undergoing care through Early Childhood Mental Health Services for an increase in aggressive behavior.  This child needs an attorney to advocate for his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next haring is a Review Hearing set for June 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001367

A newborn baby girl (born December of 2018) came into care on December 3, 2018 due to being in need of protection as a result of her big brother being physical abused by their natural mother.  The mother is currently incarcerated and serving a sentence for (3) three counts of child abuse, neglect or endangerment. The newborn is currently placed with her siblings at her maternal great grandmother’s home. An attorney is needed to represent, only the newborn child at this time, her wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Hearing set for April 4, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-001063

A three year old little boy came into DFS care on January 31, 2019 after mother’s issues with drugs and homelessness resulted in her leaving the child with a paternal aunt, after the aunt had kicked Mother out due to drug use in her home. Father is currently incarcerated (due to be released at the end of April 2019). Mother has a substantial history with DFS including being in the foster system herself.  Both parents appear to be engaged with the department. This child is currently placed with paternal aunt. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-001019

Siblings, 13 year old and 11 year old, came into DFS care on January 31, 2019 after one of the children reached out to the Safe Voice App and reported suicidal ideology. Mother was subsequently contacted but is a long haul bus driver and had left the children home alone. Mother appears to be unable to balance her job and parenting responsibilities, as the children are reported to be left alone often while mom works. The department and mother tried to arrange a safety plan, but those arrangements appear to have failed. Mother has a history with DFS relating to neglect. Mother appears to be engaged with the department. Father appears to be out of the picture. The children are currently placed with maternal grandmother. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. The next hearing set is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 28, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2015-002681

A 3 year old child came into the care of the Department of Family Services (DFS) on July 2, 2015 when his mother abandoned him. With no income or stable housing, the mother is unable to meet the child’s basic needs and does not want to transition her child from place to place. Her prior history with DFS suggests a pattern of behavior. Due to his young age, the minor is vulnerable as the mother’s instability, lack of attachment, and desire for self-gratification compromises his safety and well-being. The child is in need of an attorney to protect his wishes and legal interests in regards to visitation, placement, and permanency plan and to ensure that he receives proper services for his speech delays.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for July 2, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2014-001952

This child was taken into custody in April of 2014.  This child has other siblings in care.  Parents have not demonstrated protective capacity and safety concerns remain due to the minor’s vulnerability and age.  Child is in foster care.  There is a sibling visitation plan already in place.  The child is in need of an attorney to represent the wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for March 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-001091

One year old came into DFS care on February 2, 2019 after it was reported that mother is an active methamphetamine user and frequently leaves the child in precarious situations. Mother could not pass a drug test and the home was reported to be in disarray with foul orders permeating throughout. Mother has one instance of previous, substantiated DFS involvement.  Parents do not appear to be engaged with the department. This child is currently placed in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-001318

This child and her older sister came into DFS custody almost 3 years ago. They were found in an apartment, with their mother having not been in touch for a number of weeks. They had not been enrolled in school for 6 months prior to being taken into protective custody. In late 2016, This child and her sister ran from DFS custody and have remained, for the most part, on runaway status for the last two years. This child’s sister is now 18.  This child resurfaced and is now in a foster home. The parents are not engaged.  Update:  as of March 20, 2019 this child is back on runaway status.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-001484 (Pending Placement)

An infant, 3 mos old, came into DFS care in January, 2018, after being born substance exposed.  Both parents have history of drug use 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 their 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 visitation, placement, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for August 13, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-005911

Two siblings, ages 16 years and 14 years, came into DFS care in 2008, when their older sibling was sexually abused by their natural father.  Both parents have relinquished their rights to the children and the permanency plan for them is adoption.  The children are currently placed together, however, the placement is not sure if they are an adoptive resource. The younger child has an IEP which is scheduled to be updated in October 2018.  Both children are thriving academically, participating in therapy, and have no medical issues.   The girls wishes have changed and they are now in need of two separate attorneys.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-000691

Two siblings, ages 16 years and 14 years, came into DFS care in 2008, when their older sibling was sexually abused by their natural father.  Both parents have relinquished their rights to the children and the permanency plan for them is adoption.  The children are currently placed together, however, the placement is not sure if they are an adoptive resource. The younger child has an IEP which is scheduled to be updated in October 2018.  Both children are thriving academically, participating in therapy, and have no medical issues.   The girls wishes have changed and they are now in need of two separate attorneys.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-001245

This child, age 6 months, was removed after her mother was arrested for domestic violence against the maternal uncle. In addition to domestic violence and incarceration of a parent, this child has a brand new baby sister who tested positive for marijuana and opiates at birth. The newborn is placed with her biological father and that home may be a placement option for this child as well.  This child needs an attorney to advocate for her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001077

One year old little boy was abandoned by his mother.  She placed the child into the back of a pick up truck owned by a stranger.  When the stranger tried to persuade the mother that she had the wrong vehicle, she continued to unload his belongings and then left.  This child’s mother left everything: his car seat, clothing, toys, and birth records.  She was later found and arrested for child abuse/neglect. While she claimed that she rightfully believed that the truck belonged to the child’s father, her story and actions revealed possible untreated mental health and drug abuse issues. This child is currently placed with his maternal grandmother.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001069

Two year old little girl and her younger, six month old, sister are currently in their father’s custody.  DFS became involved when mother was found too intoxicated to care for the children. The mother is a known prostitute and drug user.  The father resides with his mother.  When the parents were an intact couple, arguments became physically aggressive and domestic violence or the potential for domestic violence is a concern. The Department is assessing the parents to determine if they can work informally with the family.  The siblings need an attorney to advocate for their wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001129

10 year old girl and her 3 year old brother lived with their paternal grandmother due to ongoing substance abuse by their mother. CPS became involved when neighbors noticed the 3 year old running across the street to a woman, who turned out to be his biological mother.  Rather than returning him home, she just “shooshed” him away, sending him back across the street.  The baby then resumed pursuing his mother, darting again across the street.  This continued until law enforcement arrived.  Law enforcement found paternal grandmother and father in a home nearby, with the grandmother asleep.  The home is in bad condition. Grandmother claims her prescription medication makes her sleepy, but she is not taking anything sedating.  Grandmother also reports that the father was supposed to be watching the baby.  The mother comes and goes, despite still using drugs.  Paternal uncle is also in the home, and the minors are fearful of him. These children need an attorney to advocate for their wishes and legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001121

Newborn baby girl was born exposed in utero to methamphetamines on January 29, 2019. The family reports the mother has a long history of meth use, yet the mother claims she’s been sober for 7 years and only used shortly before the baby was born. This little girl suffered withdrawal symptoms after birth, and was removed pursuant to a court warrant. DFS has identified some family members, but nobody has yet to step up to take placement upon discharge from the NICU.  This baby needs someone to advocate for her wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for April 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001035

3 month old baby girl came into DFS care on January 30, 2019 after mother was reported to be homeless and dealing with mental health issues. The mother was placed on a Legal 2000 hold in an effort to get her back on her medications. Mother has substantial history with DFS. It appears she may have at least 1 other child not in her care, though there is no information available to confirm as the case is believed to be from another state.  Mother also reports being through the foster system herself as a minor.  There is no information no father at this time. Mother appears to be engaged with department.  The baby is currently placed in foster care. At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-001119

Two year old little girl and her eight month old baby brother were removed over concerns of homelessness and meth use by their father. The Department also has concerns over the parents’ failure to obtain follow-up treatment for injuries that the little girl sustained after being bitten by a dog – she was supposed to return to have a doctor remove stitches, but a family member pulled them out at home.  The current whereabouts of the mother are unknown.  DFS identified family members for potential placement but DFS has not been able to finalize placement.  When the little girl was examined by a DFS nurse, the nurse observed an injury that may be indicative of physical abuse, so DFS is further exploring whether to include physical abuse within this case.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Status Check on April 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and an Adjudicatory Hearing set for May 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-002071

Two sisters, 15 and 7 years old, were removed and placed with maternal grandmother based upon battery and domestic violence reports between mother and the 15 year old. The grandmother and the 15 year old suspect the natural mother is using meth and marijuana. The father as to 15 year old just established relationship with daughter and he currently lives out of state. The natural father as to 7 year old may have multiple domestic violence and child abuse charges pending but that has yet to be confirmed by the department.  Neither are possible placements at this time and the children will remain in the care of maternal grandmother for the time being.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for March 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001631

A newborn baby girl was exposed in utero to methamphetamines.  Her parents both admitted to drug use during the investigation, but down played the problem to investigators.  The mother has other children not in her care.  This baby is currently placed with her maternal grandmother. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23

Case Number: 2019-001262

Newborn baby is in foster care, having been born to a mother who is in jail, waiting transfer to federal prison for felony burglary charges. Family reports that the mother has a long standing methamphetamine abuse problem; maternal grandparents declined placement of the child and have declared their intent not to be involved with his mother any longer.  The father of the baby has also declined placement.  The baby has three older half siblings. DFS has not been able to locate any other family or fictive kin for this child.  The baby is in needs of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001215

Four children, ages 7 years, 5 years, 4 years, and 3 years, came into DFS care upon request of their maternal grandmother.  Maternal grandmother took the boys in after their mother was arrested for domestic violence, believing the boys would only be with her for a day. The grandmother called CPS for help when the mother was not released.  In speaking with CPS, the grandmother reported physical abuse/excessive corporal punishment and environmental neglect in the home of the mother.  The father to the two youngest children has requested custody of his sons, but CPS has some concerns about some recent domestic violence convictions.  The boys are currently separated: The oldest child is still with the grandmother, but the younger three are currently at Child Haven. An attorney is needed to represent these children as to their wishes and legal rights to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing / All Pending Matters Hearing set for April 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001656

This child was born substance exposed in September of 2018.  She tested positive for opiates at the time of her birth. Her mother has struggled for years with a heroin addiction.  Once the baby recovered from her symptoms of withdrawal, she was placed with a relative.  There are other relatives willing to take this child if needed as well.  The mother is not engaged with DFS.  The mother identified a possible father, but his name is not on the child’s birth certificate, nor is he engaged with DFS. This baby needs an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights to representation as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Status Check set for May 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and a Permanency Planning Hearing set for August 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001722

Three siblings, ages, 16 years, 12 years, and 11 years, came into DFS custody after the father was arrested.  Father is currently on an ICE hold as he has previously been deported twice and is facing a third deportation.  Previously there has been domestic violence issues with the mother and she has been deported as well. Children were residing with the father and his girlfriend.  The children do not have a relationship with their mother. Children currently want to stay with girlfriend; who is considered fictive kin. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Continued Plea Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-000433

This baby was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  He experienced withdrawal symptoms at the time of his birth, and required medical treatment. His mother identified two possible fathers.  The baby is living in a licensed foster home and needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Case Plan Hearing set for March 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-001636

A newborn baby girl tested positive for meth and opiates at the time of her birth; her mother admitted to using illicit substances on the day she went into labor.  Her parents had two other children; they relinquished their rights to those children three years ago.  The maternal grandfather and stepmother now have custody of those children.  The maternal grandmother is willing to take this baby; however she lives out of state.  The parents have expressed a desire and willingness to engage in treatment. An attorney is needed to represent this child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2015-005195

Five siblings; ages 16 years, 13 years, 11 years, 9 years, 5 years, and 7 months, at the time they were initially removed, came into care in 2015.  These children have been in the foster care system for the past 4 years due to allegations that their mother, older sibling, and one of the children’s father kidnapped and assaulted a woman to try to force her to prostitute for them while the children were in the home. The home was unkept, infested with roaches, and had very little food. The children also had access to multiple guns and knives in the home, some of the knives were located in the youngest child’s pack n’ play with the child. These children had an attorney but that attorney is no longer able to work the case due to a conflict.  Adoptions are pending for the 4 remaining children still in care.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-001571

Two sisters, ages 7 year and 6 years, came into DFS care on February 18, 2019. Children were left in the care of a reported drug addict while their mother, was hospitalized. The mother is unable to care for the children due to her incapacity as a result of continuing health and medical issues. Mother was discharged from North Vista Hospital to Harmon Medical and Rehabilitation Center for continued medical care and treatment without a discharge date. Natural father is deceased. Mother has a history with DFS. Mother appears to be engaged with the department and has agreed to pursue guardianship with the adoptive Maternal Grandmother for both girls. The children are currently placed with foster parents.  At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for April 23, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-001511

A six year old little girl was removed from her home after sources reported to CPS that her mother was not compliant with her mental health treatment, causing her to act erratically.  Additionally, her mother’s boyfriend was violent, although it is unclear if the child directly witnessed any aggression between him and her mother.  This child is placed with a family friend. She has two older siblings who went with their father. Her mother reports having a medication change around the time her behavior changed, and the mother’s doctor believes the behavior was a bad side effect of the medications.  Her mother is presenting evidence that she is now compliant with her treatment, and requested her daughter come home. CPS reports this little girl is fearful of going home and at this time she is in need of a lawyer to advocate for her wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  The next hearing is an Adjudicated Plea Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001827

Eleventh month old baby girl was placed into foster care after her mother was placed on a legal hold at a local hospital for mental health concerns. The father could not be located; CPS believes he is homeless and currently in California.  The mother suffers from an undiagnosed mental health condition causing her to be paranoid: she believes she is being stalked by persons pretending to be police officers, she believes someone broke into her apartment to leave money, and has trouble finishing sentences.  The baby has a maternal aunt in Las Vegas, but DFS is still looking into her background so she is currently in foster care until placement can be figured out.  This child’s maternal grandmother lives in California and is in the process of adopting the mother’s older siblings so the grandmother may also be a placement option.  This baby is in need of an attorney to advocate for her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for April 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001079

2 month old baby came into DFS care on February 1, 2019 as mother is unable to perform essential responsibilities. She has cognitive deficits and has displayed a pattern of inadequate care for her newborn children in the past, resulting in their failure to thrive and physical risk. Mother has a substantial history with DFS including one court substantiation, two substantiations, and two un-substantiations. She has 3 other children who were all removed from her care and subsequently adopted. Mother never completed her previous case plans for those children resulting in her termination of parental rights and relinquishment. This child is currently placed with foster care.  Mother appears to be participating in proceedings currently.  At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for March 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-008395

A four month old baby girl was taken into custody and has proven she is a fighter.  She was born substance exposed; both of her parents tested positive for methemphetamine around the time of her birth.  This baby spent 4 weeks in the hospital after her birth recovering from complications from being delivered at home and being born substance exposed. She is now in foster care, and by all accounts, thriving.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for June 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-001003

Two year old little boy came to the attention of DFS when a woman who was caring for him called CPS about the parents’ inconsistency and inability to care for him. The reporter and her sister take the child in on a routine basis, but the parents never return for him when they say they will. When he is brought to the home of the caregiver, he is usually dirty and hungry.  Parents sleep in their truck and allegedly abuse pain medication. Parents admitted to DFS that they do not have stable housing and live in the truck full time.  DFS was able to place this child with his sister. This child is in needs an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for February 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Consumer Fraud

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: 2018-001849

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: 2018-000847

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: 2018-001634

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: 2018-000696

Spanish-speaking client purchased a mobile home from his brother in 2017.  When client paid the taxes for 2017, he discovered there was another owner on the title. Client would like to receive his money back. Client only has some clothes in the mobile home.  Client has not had any contact with the title owner.

Case Number: 2018-006651

Client is a married, disabled veteran, and is seeking pro bono assistance after being removed from the VA Healthcare program, due to what he claims was retaliatory falsification of his records by staff. Client therefore claims a violation of Section 504 and 506 of the Rehabilitation Act- Discrimination and Retaliation. The underlying facts are that client, with wife attended a scheduled examination earlier this year. During the visit he and his wife were asked to go into separate rooms. Client suffers from health issues and requested his wife’s presence as a disability accommodation. The supervisor then called police to escort PC and wife out of the office. Client then received a call informing him that he has been removed from the program for non-compliance and not meeting the requirements of the program. Furthermore, client’s benefits were terminated – a monthly stipend of $2,200.

Case Number: 2018-006636

Spanish speaking client signed a 1 year lease w/adverse party in 2016. After a few months, client purchased another home and surrendered the keys to landlord and left the property w/out giving the Property Manager written notification. Months later, she was served w/ complaint and answered it. The adverse party made an offer of judgment, but client did not accept it. Adverse party is seeking a punitive early termination fee plus damages and rent owed. Client wants assistance resisting the excessive early termination fee.

Case Number: 2018-007520

Client seeks assistance in pursuing damages from her ex-boyfriend. She would like to recover money she invested in remodeling a home since 2015 with him. She has invoices, receipts and bank statements  to prove her portion of the remodel to the property. Client’s only income is food stamps. Client and ex-boyfriend bought a property in 2015. Client was not on the deed or the mortgage, only boyfriend. They have 3 kids together. They occupied the home and they remodeled the property and client invested substantial money. Ex-boyfriend then sold the house unexpectedly and kicked client out w/ their 3 children. Client quit her job to start a family with her boyfriend. Client was forced to move herself and her 3 children in with her mother because she’s struggling.

Case Number: 2019-000307

Type of case: lawsuit for personal property
Spanish speaking client is a single mother of two. Client alleges her boyfriend, with whom she was living, molested her teenage daughter and had been for years. Client left the home and reported the matter to law enforcement. After boyfriend was arrested client returned to the home to collect her belongings, but the home had been vacated, locks changed and all her property removed. Client suspects her boyfriend’s family did this, but they will not speak to her. She needs help recovering for her lost property, which she estimates was worth several thousand dollars, from the family.

Case Number: 2019-000472

Client and his wife decided sell their home in Utah and move to Las Vegas.  They contacted a realtor to try to find a place to rent.  The broker showed them a couple of places but were not happy with them. Broker told them he had a place that needed work but they might like it.  Broker told them that the owner would be willing to sell the place if they put $10,000.00 down and then make a monthly payment.  They went ahead and gave broker the $10,000.00. Broker then asked for an additional $10,000.00.  Client told him they did not have the money.  They are already living in the property and have put over $5000.00 in fixtures to the house. Client contacted realtor to let him know they will not be able to have the additional $10,000.00.  Realtor told them they had already forfeited their previous $10k. Client would like her money back. They never signed the agreement.

Case Number: 2018-005060

Client is disabled and 67 yrs old. Last summer, Client went into dentist office for deep cleaning, however, client cannot remember name of dental office. She can only remember the office’s location. Client has Medicare. At the time client received deep cleaning, she did not know Medicare did not cover deep cleaning. Client was told by receptionist that they were opening a credit line for client just to open it. Client did not know she was signing up for a credit card to pay for the deep cleaning. Client says she was told there will be no out of pocket expenses. Client was not given a receipt or invoice of services. She has since received a bill for the cleaning. She seeks help getting the balance reduced or eliminated.

Case Number: 2019-000303

Client and adverse party got divorced in 2015 in NV. Client says there was no mention of the house and that both were on title. Apparently there was an agreement between client and ex-husband that ex-husband would sign over house. Client later found that ex-husband forged her signature to quitclaim the house to himself. Then he sold the house and kept the proceeds.

Case Number: 2019-000838

Moving company quoted $270 price, when they went to deliver moving company demanded $500. Moving company then left without delivering all of the goods and is now demanding $1500 to deliver all of her items. Client is seeking assistance w/ getting her belongings back from Movers including 4 Tv’s, furniture, microwave, clothes, dishes and personal paperwork. She claims they are holding the items hostage. After getting all her property loaded onto the truck and arriving at the new property, the driver got off the phone w/ his “boss” and told PC she had to pay $587 at that moment before unloading the truck. She told him she didn’t have that kind of money and could pay $250 (in addition to 90 already paid). Driver negotiated charging the $250 as long as client and her son helped unload the truck, took down client’s credit card information. All of a sudden Cody took off running downstairs, got in his truck and sped off with the truck still open. PC and her son chased him down and blocked the exit of the community. Cody tried to back up which resulted in hitting 2 other vehicles. Client contact LVMPD, when they arrived they instructed everyone to exchange information. Client has been buying things from Goodwill to wear and use around her home but it’s difficult with her budget.

Case Number: 2019-000963

Type of case: Debt & Other Title of Property
Spanish speaking, father with 6 minor children at home, seeks help with representation in a District Court case after being served with a Complaint on or about January 30, 2019. Plaintiff is suing for violations of Clark County, Nevada-Code of Ordinances 9.04.240, Unjust Enrichment, and Foreclosure of Liens. Plaintiff also seeks substantial damages for non-payment of garbage collection fees. On Christmas Eve 2014, client was hit by a vehicle. The driver was his current girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. The individual was charged with attempted man slaughter. Client did not receive any insurance compensation after the criminal case, because it was an intentional act. The injuries client sustained kept him out of work for a few years. However, he has recently returned to work. Client is concerned about losing his property. He would like an attorney to help negotiate a repayment plan and assist with the District Court case.

Case Number: 2019-000911

Client is seeking assistance to sue an auto repair entity. In September of 2018 she took her car to the facility to get an inspection because she felt the vehicle was running weird. They suggested an engine replacement. October 2018, PC paid $1500 as a Non-refundable deposit to get the engine replaced with a remanufactured engine. Additionally, PC paid $750 for engine assembly and shipping. Client was informed that the engine came w/ a 1 year warranty, however, they did not provide paperwork for it. A couple of months after the work was done, Client still felt the vehicle running weird. A mechanic friend determined the engine was replaced with as used motor. She went back to the repair facility with this information and they were unwilling to help. The replacement motor is defective. Client is seeking legal assistance to get her money back.

Domestic Violence

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: 2018-007212

Client is Brazilian who moved to US recently. Domestic violence included threats, emotional, brought his gun out and put it to his own head threatening to kill himself, sexual, opening a prostitute online account for her, sending a sex video of her to her ex-husband. There are no children of the relationship. Client had temporarily lived in a women’s shelter to escape the abuse before moving in with a friend. There is no property or debt to divide and the client is not seeking any ongoing support. Husband has already filed a case seeking an annulment based on his allegation that he discovered that she is engaging in prostitution. Client denies this and seeks a divorce instead as she is concurrently pursuing a Violence Against Women Act claim to achieve legal status in the US and needs a divorce rather than an annulment. A Legal Aid staff attorney is her immigration counsel.

Case Number: 2019-000068

Applicant seeks a divorce. Parties separated since 2012. Applicant describes domestic violence of using children, yelling, screaming, emotional abuse. There is one child of the union, 9 years old. Child resides with the applicant in LV. Adverse party resides in LV. Applicant requests Joint/Joint custody with visits for other party. No Community property. No Community Debt. No spousal Support request.

Case Number: 2019-001132

Married parties have been physically separated for about a year and a half. Client seeks a divorce and custody of the one young child. Previously had lived together for about 4 years but separated due to domestic violence. The client alleges physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Both parties reside in Las Vegas and the child resides with his mother, the opposing party. Applicant is seeking Joint/Joint legal/physical custody. Opposing party is withholding the child and will not allow the client to see his child.

Estate Planning / Probate

Case Number: 2019-000232

Client is a disabled Veteran who lives on his VA disability. He is seeking assistance with a Probate matter. His mother passed away in 2017. She did not leave a will behind and didn’t have much property left since she quit claimed her home to client before her passing. The only item left is a classic car, approximate value varies between $5k Low Retail – $20k high retail. The title was under client’s mother’s and grandmother’s name. The vehicle is still sitting on client’s property. After mother passed client’s brother  tried to claim the vehicle client  along w/ his  half-brother and adoptive  cousin didn’t agree because brother was not involved in decedent’s life and didn’t care for her even before her passing. Relatives agree that client should keep the vehicle because he was the only one caring for decedent until she passed. After going through disputes about the vehicle that even involved Police, brother told client  he no longer had interest in the vehicle. But, when client  went to the DMV to get information about transferring the title to his name, he was informed that brother had already done that and the title was sent to brother.  Title history shows that brother turned in a bunch of random documents to the DMV including a bill of sale, Affidavit of Transfer of Title, Affidavit for Duplicate title and Application for Expedited Processing. In some of the paperwork he signed decedent’s name. There is a letter from the DMV stating that the title was issued in error and requesting the title to be returned. Client would like us to assist w/ getting the vehicle set aside and buy his brother’s interest in the vehicle.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

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: 2018-004228 (Pending Placement)

A Spanish-speaking client needs assistance with a divorce matter. He and his wife were married in June 2014 and currently still reside together. Wife has only been in the United States for 1 year. Client petitioned for wife and she has a 2 year conditional card. Client is the sole provider for adverse party. There are no debts or assets to divide.

Case Number: 2018-007212

Client is Brazilian who moved to US recently. Domestic violence included threats, emotional, brought his gun out and put it to his own head threatening to kill himself, sexual, opening a prostitute online account for her, sending a sex video of her to her ex-husband. There are no children of the relationship. Client had temporarily lived in a women’s shelter to escape the abuse before moving in with a friend. There is no property or debt to divide and the client is not seeking any ongoing support. Husband has already filed a case seeking an annulment based on his allegation that he discovered that she is engaging in prostitution. Client denies this and seeks a divorce instead as she is concurrently pursuing a Violence Against Women Act claim to achieve legal status in the US and needs a divorce rather than an annulment. A Legal Aid staff attorney is her immigration counsel.

Case Number: 2019-000068

Applicant seeks a divorce. Parties separated since 2012. Applicant describes domestic violence of using children, yelling, screaming, emotional abuse. There is one child of the union, 9 years old. Child resides with the applicant in LV. Adverse party resides in LV. Applicant requests Joint/Joint custody with visits for other party. No Community property. No Community Debt. No spousal Support request.

Case Number: 2019-000918 (Pending Placement)

Parties have been married since 2000, separated in December 2018 due to too much fighting. No evidence of violence. There are two teenaged children.Children reside with applicant in Mesquite, and the other party resides Arizona.

Case Number: 2019-000900

Parties have been married for over ten years and separated last year because the husband’s parents were very picky and called their children ugly so applicant no longer wanted to live with them. No evidence of violence. There are two children under ten, from the union. The children reside with the applicant in Las Vegas and the husband resides in Colorado. Applicant seeks Sole/Sole custody with visits for father during summer or when he can come to visit them in NV. There is an active case pending. There are two cars that are community property, and a small amount of community debt. Applicant seeks spousal support. There are no retirement benefits to divide. Opposing party is represented.

Case Number: 2019-001132

Married parties have been physically separated for about a year and a half. Client seeks a divorce and custody of the one young child. Previously had lived together for about 4 years but separated due to domestic violence. The client alleges physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Both parties reside in Las Vegas and the child resides with his mother, the opposing party. Applicant is seeking Joint/Joint legal/physical custody. Opposing party is withholding the child and will not allow the client to see his child.

Federal

Case Number: Multiple cases

Immigration

Case Number: 2019-001106

Spanish speaking client from El Salvador has an asylum hearing on March 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. She has been in the US since October 2018 and is pending removal. She seeks to assert an asylum defense. Upon entry to the US, for 2 months and released under a $12,000 bond after a 2 month journey from El Salvador to the U.S. Ms. Solano was left in the care of her disabled grandmother when she was 9 years old who provided all the basic necessities for her and her sister.  When she was 13 years old her uncle moved in with them and during this time he was hired as a police officer at the local police station and when he took the job things started to change as he took a “Macho” attitude because he was a “man of authority” and he liked things a certain way. He started getting verbally aggressive and treated them as maids and started getting physical with her grandmother (grandmother is his sister).  During the following years they were verbally abused by his authority but it was when she was getting older around 16-17 when she realized she had a specific sexual preference for women but kept it as a secret.  Her uncle noticed how close she was to a girl and made comments about it but it was during once conversation she had with her grandmother when she confessed she is a lesbian that he overheard her and changed towards her. He was more verbally aggressive towards her, started getting physically aggressive towards her by slapping her in the face, hitting her with a bamboo stick for not getting things done around the house as a “woman should do” such as laundry and cleaning. A few years ago he tried to rape her to “make her feel like a woman and what real woman should feel”.  Due to the continuous harassing due to her sexual preference and having no other family members she decided to come to the U.S. where her mom and sister currently live.  Her uncle threated her several times as he was a police and nobody would do anything for her-he could do anything to her and no one would know/care.

Landlord/Tenant

Case Number: 2018-006636

Spanish speaking client signed a 1 year lease w/adverse party in 2016. After a few months, client purchased another home and surrendered the keys to landlord and left the property w/out giving the Property Manager written notification. Months later, she was served w/ complaint and answered it. The adverse party made an offer of judgment, but client did not accept it. Adverse party is seeking a punitive early termination fee plus damages and rent owed. Client wants assistance resisting the excessive early termination fee.

Non-Profit Organizations

Case Number: 2019-000897

Client is seeking assistance regarding modifying her non-profit organization’s bylaws. Client formed a 501c3 organization. The bylaws were drafted in 2011 and she would like an attorney to review the modifications and verify if some of the language in the bylaws if necessary.

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: 2018-006636

Spanish speaking client signed a 1 year lease w/adverse party in 2016. After a few months, client purchased another home and surrendered the keys to landlord and left the property w/out giving the Property Manager written notification. Months later, she was served w/ complaint and answered it. The adverse party made an offer of judgment, but client did not accept it. Adverse party is seeking a punitive early termination fee plus damages and rent owed. Client wants assistance resisting the excessive early termination fee.

Case Number: 2018-007520

Client seeks assistance in pursuing damages from her ex-boyfriend. She would like to recover money she invested in remodeling a home since 2015 with him. She has invoices, receipts and bank statements  to prove her portion of the remodel to the property. Client’s only income is food stamps. Client and ex-boyfriend bought a property in 2015. Client was not on the deed or the mortgage, only boyfriend. They have 3 kids together. They occupied the home and they remodeled the property and client invested substantial money. Ex-boyfriend then sold the house unexpectedly and kicked client out w/ their 3 children. Client quit her job to start a family with her boyfriend. Client was forced to move herself and her 3 children in with her mother because she’s struggling.

Case Number: 2019-000303

Client and adverse party got divorced in 2015 in NV. Client says there was no mention of the house and that both were on title. Apparently there was an agreement between client and ex-husband that ex-husband would sign over house. Client later found that ex-husband forged her signature to quitclaim the house to himself. Then he sold the house and kept the proceeds.

Case Number: 2019-000963

Type of case: Debt & Other Title of Property
Spanish speaking, father with 6 minor children at home, seeks help with representation in a District Court case after being served with a Complaint on or about January 30, 2019. Plaintiff is suing for violations of Clark County, Nevada-Code of Ordinances 9.04.240, Unjust Enrichment, and Foreclosure of Liens. Plaintiff also seeks substantial damages for non-payment of garbage collection fees. On Christmas Eve 2014, client was hit by a vehicle. The driver was his current girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. The individual was charged with attempted man slaughter. Client did not receive any insurance compensation after the criminal case, because it was an intentional act. The injuries client sustained kept him out of work for a few years. However, he has recently returned to work. Client is concerned about losing his property. He would like an attorney to help negotiate a repayment plan and assist with the District Court case.

Record Sealing / Warrants

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