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: 2018-008053

This case is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent three siblings, ages 2 years to 2 months, who came into DFS care in December 2018, due to their mother having substantial mental health issues, which are not under control. The children were in the home of the maternal grandmother, who had a temporary guardianship, but there were concerns that the mother would revoke the guardianship or leave and there were reports of an injury to one of the children while they were all in grandmother’s home. The youngest child’s father has some concerning criminal history and does not have stable housing. The fathers of the two older children are unknown. The parents have supervised visitation with the children. The children are currently placed together in a foster home. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for July 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Permanency Planning Hearing set for November 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., Both in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-002817

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney.  A newborn baby boy was removed from his parents due to incidents of domestic violence. It should be noted that the mother has three other children who were previously removed due to domestic violence in another relationship. These children are represented by a CAP staff attorney making this a conflict case where we are unable to keep this in house. Although the mother is participating in classes, she continues to involve herself in domestic violence relationships and minimizes the behaviors. The father is also attending domestic violence classes.  This child is currently placed with relatives. This child is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Case Plan set for August 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for September 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-002841

This is a conflict case and we are unable to keep in house, requiring a pro bono attorney to represent two siblings, ages 7 and 5 years old, who came into DFS care in December of 2017. One of the children was medically neglected by the mother, the child was admitted to UMC where he had a seizure as a result from an infection.  The family has been experiencing housing instability, they were staying at Shade Tree, were evicted due to an incident between two older siblings, wherein one of the children was transported to detention.  There are concerns about the mother’s untreated mental health issues which include: Depression, PTSD, Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder.  She is not currently taking her medication.  The father neglected the subject minors by failing to provide proper care, custody, supervision, shelter or other care necessary for their well- being.  He has not had contact with the subject minor and has failed to provide financial or other support for the subject minors.  These children are 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 Permanency Planning Hearing set for December 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-002908

This is a conflict case requiring a pro bono attorney to represent 2 children, ages 7 and 1 year old, who came into DFS custody due to a domestic violence incident between the mother and father. Father caused substantial bodily harm to the mother. The mother minimized the situation but has agreed to participate in services as these children are placed with her. An older sibling, age 14, who is aligned with the father is in foster care and being represented by another attorney.  This case is for the younger 2 children only. The father’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Parental and sibling visitation will need to be addressed.  The next hearing is a Disposition Hearing set for July 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for October 16, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-003448

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a newborn baby who came into DFS care in April 2019 after testing positive for Amphetamines in her urine at the time of delivery.  This child has an older, 2 year old brother, who will need to be represented separately.  At the time of discharge the mother did not have any means to provide shelter or meet the basic needs of minors as she is currently homeless. The Father is also using illegal substances and homeless. 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 a Review Hearing set for October 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003362

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 2 year old little boy who came into DFS care on April 26, 2019 after mother dropped him off to her ex-boyfriend and failed to come back for a few days. Mother’s explanation as to why she did not return from the child did not add up. Mother is struggling with homelessness and substance use is suspected. Father is reported to be in and out of jail on domestic violence charges. There is history of domestic violence towards mother, and she reports fear of father being able to track her down and find her. This little boy’s mother appears to be engaged but the department has yet to locate the father. The child is currently in foster care.   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 a Review Hearing scheduled for October 15, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-003613

This is a conflict case for our office and a pro bono is required to represent this child, age 9, who came into care due to mom’s untreated mental health issues in which her children became fearful that mom was going to hurt them.  This is the second petition for this family. This child does not have any mental health or special education needs.  Mom has not made much progress on her case plan the father is incarcerated in federal prison.  This child had an attorney up until recently when him and his brother’s wishes no longer aligned and created a conflict.  This child wants to reunify with his mom but only if his brother will be with him.  Something his brother does not currently want.  Sibling visitation will need to be addressed.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for November 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003610

This is a conflict case for our office and a pro bono is required to represent this child, age 16, who came into care due to mom’s untreated mental health issues in which her children became fearful that mom was going to hurt them.  This is the second petition for this family. This child does not have any mental health or special education needs.  Mom has not made much progress on her case plan and the father is not involved.  This child had an attorney up until recently when him and his brother’s wishes no longer aligned and created a conflict.  This child wants to stay with his current placement and does not want to be placed with his younger brother or mother.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and rights to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for November 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003604

This case is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a little girl, age 7, who reported that her 10 year old brother sexually abused her. This behavior had been going on for over a year at the time of the report. The department has tried to schedule multiple interviews, but the family would cancel or not show.  The child was not in school and could not be interviewed and the brother did not make any disclosures when questioned. The family has participated with Nevada Integrated Health services however and the brother did make some disclosures at that point with the therapist.  Both children were sexually abused prior to moving to Las Vegas.  Contact has not been made with either child’s father.  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 November 6, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-003420

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 2 year old boy who came into DFS care in May 2019 when his mother was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Since there was no parent or legal guardian available to care for the child he was brought into care. This child is currently placed in a foster home.  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 a Review Hearing set for November 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003685

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a one month old baby who came into care near the end of April 2019 following allegations of abuse to his siblings.  This child’s father is the alleged perpetrator .  The explanations of falling and then kidnapping that were provided by the children’s mother are implausible and she cannot provide facts or dates to support her claim.  Based on the mothers failure to take an action, such as contacting law enforcement or CPS, and her unwillingness to perform her care giving duties with a protective capacity towards the children, the children were removed from the home.  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 Hearing set for July 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., and a Review Hearing set for October 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003530

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a newborn baby boy who came into DFS care in May 2019, due allegations of physical risk because his mother already has two minor children in the care of the Department of Family Services.  His siblings remain in care due mothers ongoing domestic violence and drug abuse.  The child is currently placed in a foster home separate from his siblings.  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 a Review Hearing set for November 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-002525

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 1 year old little boy who came into DFS care in May 2019, after his father was arrested for drug possession.  At the time of the arrest, the child was found in a known drug house and the occupants informed the police that they did not know where his father was.  While CPS was inspecting the home, CPS observed movement in a closet, which turned out to be the father hiding.  The child’s mother is currently in prison and unable to take her son.  The child has various half-siblings who have been in the system, some of which have been adopted.  This child is currently in a foster home, but there may be a family member who can take him.  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 a Disposition Hearing set for July 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003333

Two boys, six & three years of age, came into DFS custody in April 2019, when they were found home alone after their mother left them to go buy drugs.   The mother was arrested for child neglect.  CPS found maternal relatives locally, but they could not take long term placement.  The paternal grandfather of the six year old was able to take placement.   These children are 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 an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for May 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003646

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent two siblings, ages 4 and 3 years old, who came into DFS care in May of 2019  due to domestic violence between the parents with one of the children intervening. The parents have a history of engaging in domestic violence while under the influence.  A knife was involved in the incident.  It is relevant that the parents have a history of physical domestic violence and substance abuse that predates the birth of these kids and continues to occur in the presence of these two children. The father was arrested for child abuse in this matter, since then has been released with extensive supervision. The children are currently placed with a Maternal Aunt.  These children are 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 Calendar Call on August 1, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. and an Adjudicatory Hearing set for August 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., Both in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-003407

A newborn baby boy was abandoned by his mother – a stranger caught her trying to throw him into a dumpster.  His mother has lost her rights to her other children after she failed to get sober and care for them appropriately. This child needs to be connected with his siblings in some way so sibling visitation will need to be addressed.  Additionally, placement with family is not out of the question and should be explored.  This baby is in need of representation, someone to advocate his wishes and legal rights as to placement, permanency, and visitation.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing set for December 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003456 (Pending Placement)

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent two siblings, ages 15 and 13 years of age, who came into DFS care in May of 2019.  Their mother was placed on a legal hold after attempting suicide.  They have younger siblings who are being represented by a CAP staff attorney as they have different wishes.  These two brothers do not want to live with mother as long as she living with the younger children’s father.  They are currently living with an uncle and have been for the past year or so.  The children are 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 an Adjudicatory Hearing set for August 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003768

A newborn came into DFS care in May 6, 2019 when his mother gave birth . Both mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and mother tested positive for THC.  Mother admitted that she has no place to stay and cannot care for the infant.   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 a Status Check / Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for August 13, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and a Motion Hearing set for August 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., Both in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-003680

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 1 year old boy and a 1 month old boy who both came into DFS care in May 2019 after the youngest child was born substance exposed (amphetamine), and allegations of inadequate supervision were made against their mother. The 1 month old is reported to have air bubbles in his intestines.  Mother has extensive history of substance abuse and mental health issues. The 1 year old has been removed before. Both children have been placed with fictive kin.  The children are 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 Plea Hearing set for August 8, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for October 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-003501

This is a conflict case for our office and it requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 14 year old girl and her 10 year old sister who came into DFS care in May 2019 when the maternal grandmother,who was their legal guardian, kicked them out of her home.  Maternal Grandmother is no longer willing to care for the children and their natural parents’ location is currently unknown.  These children are 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 November 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003845

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 5 year old girl and her 2 year old brother who came into DFS care in May 2019 when they were removed from their parents care over concerns that their parents may flee the state, as the family reportedly fled after two older siblings were removed in the family’s home state.  The removed sibling back east made some allegations toward the father, and when local CPS began investigating, they found bruising on the five year old’s face.  The five year old denies abuse and wishes to return home.  These children need an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing and Disposition Hearing set for July 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-004270

A newborn baby boy came into DFS care in June 2019 when he was removed from his parents’ care over concerns of lack of housing, untreated mental health issues on the part of the mother, and ongoing drug use by the father.  The client is with a foster family and doing well. He has three older siblings who live with the maternal grandmother under a guardianship.  According to the Department, the grandmother is unwilling to work with the mother.   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 a Disposition Hearing set for July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-003824

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a newborn baby boy who came into DFS care in May 2019 when he was born drug exposed.  The mother has history with the Department of Family Services.  The mother has had parental rights terminated as to two previous children.  The baby boy is currently placed with his paternal 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 a Case Plan set for July 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Review Hearing set for November 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-003894

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 4 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old who came into DFS care on March 26, 2019. The 4 year old girl reported sexual abuse by her maternal grandfather.  The child’s mother contacted police and the grandfather has since been arrested.  These children are 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 an Adjudicatory Hearing set for August 19, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-004410

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 1 year old girl who came into DFS care in April 2018 after she was born substance exposed (marijuana) while being part of an active CPS case herself.  The family has extensive CPS history in AZ and NV.   The parents have had their parental rights terminated as to both of this child’s siblings. This case is also progressing towards termination of the parental rights.  This little girl is currently placed in a foster home.   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 October 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm, in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-003973

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a three month old baby boy who was placed with his paternal aunt after a failed in home safety plan.  Although his parents were reporting to be engaged in services, their providers stated otherwise. Police came out to the home at least one time for a domestic disturbance. The mother has an active case involving five older half siblings. Those siblings are represented by a CAP Staff Attorney.  This client needs a lawyer who will fight for his rights, including his right to visit his siblings, his right to be placed with a parent if safe, and his right to a permanent home.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for July 25, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-004596

This is a conflict case for our office and needs a pro bono attorney to represent a 1 year old boy and 8 month old boy came into DFS care in May 2019 when their mother was arrested for and charged with domestic violence against her 75-year-old, wheelchair bound father. The Mom has an extensive CPS history. Out of 8 children, the only children not yet removed from her care are these two minors. The father to the older child is currently incarcerated for robbery in Southern Desert Correction Center.  The younger child’s father is currently residing in Hawaii.  The children are currently placed with their grandparents. These children are 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 Disposition Hearing set for August 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-004595

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a newborn who came into DFS care in June 2019 after his mother gave birth while incarcerated.   The client is with a foster family and doing well. He has three older siblings who are also in the department’s care but in a different foster home due to natural mother’s drug abuse.  The mother had made progress, but then relapsed and got arrested.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation.  The next hearing on this matter is a Disposition Hearing set for  July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-004527

This matter is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono to represent 2 girls, ages 14 and 12 years of age.  On March 20, 2019 CPS received a report that alleged the father had forced his daughters to take showers with him and gets mad when they refuse to do so.  Dad allows his oldest daughter, who he refers to as “wife” to discipline his younger children. On May 14, 2019, CPS received an intake that the best friend of the oldest child admitted to being molesting by the father in this case and she further explained that she had witnessed molestation to the oldest daughter, starting at age 14.  The oldest child is now an adult and not party to this case with the two younger daughters.  Adult daughter came forward and confirmed she was molested by her father.  These children’s mother has witnessed the molestation and has done nothing to protect them from it.  She continues to stay married to the father.  These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights to permanency, placement, and visitation.  There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for July 31, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-004459

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono to represent an 11 month old girl who came into DFS care in June 2019 due to the unknown whereabouts of her natural parents.  The mother left her child with inappropriate caregivers as they both tested positive for illegal substances and have not been honest regarding their drug use.  The family has prior history with the department.  The parental rights of the natural father were terminated as to their older child and the natural mother relinquished her rights to the child.  Both parents have a history of drug use.  This child is in need of someone to represent his wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, and visitation.  The next hearing is an All Pending Matters Hearing set for July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-004519

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 4 month old boy who came into DFS care in June 2019 due to his natural parents’ inappropriate behavior, lack of resources, ongoing and unaddressed domestic violence issues, and instability in the home associated with mental health and substance abuse issues.  This family has extensive history with the department and is not treating the issues currently.  The natural parents’ rights to their six other children have been terminated.   This child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and rights to permanency, placement, and visitation.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-004570

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent a brother and sister, ages 1 and 3 years, who were taken into protective custody in June 2019, after their mother was arrested for traffic warrants.  Their mother initially left the children with her brother, but he was arrested later for being involved with a stolen vehicle.  At the time of the uncle’s arrest, CPS could not locate their father.  The children are currently in a foster home, and there is an order that they not be separated.  The mother reports getting out of jail soon and wanting the kids back.  Since the removal, CPS located the father, who also wants his children.   These children are 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 an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for July 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23

Case Number: 2019-004383

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent a newborn baby girl who came into DFS care in June 2019 over concerns of domestic violence and lack of housing by her parents. This little girl has an older half -brother, represented by a staff attorney, whose case is headed toward termination of parental rights. While mother and the baby tested negative at the time of birth, the mother does not have a place to stay and will not fully cooperate with the department.  Moreover, the mother is allowing the father to be around, knowing the father actively uses drugs. 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 Disposition Hearing set for July 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-004813

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent two sisters, ages 7 and 1 year, who were removed along with their older sister and brother from their mother’s care after their mother was arrested for allegedly physically abusing the oldest sister. All four children are placed with the maternal grandparents, who had custody during a prior investigation.  There are indications that the family’s living situation is unstable, with the mother moving frequently and leaving the kids home alone for an extended period of time.  The oldest sister and one other sibling are represented by a CAP staff attorney, and do not want to reunify with the mother. These clients want to reunify with the mother and therefore need a different 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 August 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-004627

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent a beautiful 4 month old little girl who came into DFS care in June 2019 when her father was arrested for domestic violence. Her father allegedly choked her mother to the point where she dropped the baby. This mother is not protective and won’t leave the home or the father.  The father has a history of domestic violence and is alleged to have a problem with alcohol.  No prior reported CPS history for this family. The child has been placed with a paternal aunt. 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.  Father and Mother have bifurcated cases and there are Adjudicatory Plea Hearings set for July 11, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. (for Father), and July 18, 2019 at 9:45 (for Mother) in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-004165

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent newborn twins (born a few days apart for medical reasons) were placed into protective custody over concerns about their mother’s drug use.  Their mother has had several children removed from her care in previous investigations; those children have since been adopted.  The twins’ father also has a history of drug use.  The children are still in NICU at Sunrise Hospital, looking to be discharged at end of August. These babies are in need of someone to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for August 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2015-003593

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono to assist and represent 5 children.  The case was being handled by a pro bono who had to come off the case unexpectedly due to personal reasons.  All of the children are old enough to share their thoughts and wishes.  All children have experienced severe trauma and a transition memo has been provided by the previous attorney.  If you are able to take on this case please let us know and we’ll send over the entire memo with background and summary information.  The next hearing on this matter is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for August 13, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2019-004815

This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 2 month old boy who came into DFS care in June 2019 due to domestic violence in the home.  A present danger plan had been implemented, however, the mother cannot identify threats towards herself or her child and minimizes the incidents.  The father has been uncooperative with the department. A warrant authorizing emergency placement of the child into protective custody was approved as impending danger was identified and present danger is found due to the domestic violence between the parents.  The mother has a history with the department resulting in her three older children being removed from her care and her rights terminated.   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 July 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-005191

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a newborn boy who came into DFS care in July 2019 after being born substance exposed. The mother has an extensive history with the department.  She has six other children, all of whom were removed from her care and her rights terminated.  She has failed to cooperate with the department and comply with a case plan with regard to reunification with her children.  She does not have stable housing and lacks resources to care for her newborn child.  She has a long history of substance abuse.  The child is currently placed in foster care as there are no available/suitable family members to care for the child.  The putative father of the child is currently incarcerated and a DNA test has been ordered.  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 August 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Consumer Fraud

Case Number: 2019-001818

Spanish speaking client is single, purchased a home with a man in 2018 who never moved in with her. Client then added her partner to the deed (not the same friend). Later, the friend (co-purchaser) kicked client and her partner out. She is seeking pro bono assistance in negotiation talks with co-owners to refinance home to remove her from the mortgage or a file a partition lawsuit.

Case Number: 2019-001878-pending placement

Route 91 shooting survivor is seeking a consultation regarding her discontinuation of long-term disability benefits provided by employer insurance. The client had a pre-existing ankle condition which significantly affected her mobility prior to 1 October, and she consequently worsened this condition when she ran for two miles to escape the violence. Towards the end of 2018, client switched orthopedic providers and the disability insurance was not timely provided with certification of client’s continued disability. The client’s case was closed and appealed, providing the client with the opportunity to submit the needed medical documentation. However, the appeal decision still remained unfavorable: despite certification from the client’s orthopedic doctor, a validating and concurrent review from the disability insurance’s third-party physician, and an ankle procedure that would occur less than one month following the final appeal decision, the client’s benefits were not reinstated. Disability provider instead concluded that the client can return to her previous employment and, per the insurer’s own occupational analysis, seemingly misclassified the level of physical demand which the client would be expected to perform in the specific course of her employment.

Case Number: 2019-004307

Client is a Spanish-speaker seeking advice regarding an alleged scam by adverse parties, including an event / banquet hall. Client states she paid a total of $4,500 to book the venue. She stopped being able to communicate with the owner and was unable to confirm the reservation so she tried to get her money back. Adverse party apparently fled to Mexico. She states after she finished paying the full amount of the booking, she tried reaching out to them again with additional questions about the hall. No one would answer her calls. There are allegedly 14 other individuals with the same issue.

 

Case Number: 2019-004308

Client is income qualified, female head of household, Spanish speaking. She came in to seek her legal options against an event hall proprietor about a Quinceanera she was planning for later in the summer of this year. They gave her the option of renting the space for a total of $6k. Client put down a total deposit of $2100. After making her last payment, client returned and found out the property had been sold. When she asked for the proprietor, she was nowhere to be found and neither was the money. Client claims there are 14 other victims that were part of this scam. She wants to know if there’s anything she can legally do to recover her funds and if we can be of assistance.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2019-002452

Client is seeking a divorce due to domestic violence, after recent separate due to same. Client and husband have two minor children who reside with the client here in Las Vegas. Client is seeking primary custody with visitation for father. Client moved out and in with her mother and the children. There is no active case. There is a retirement and one car for community property. Client is seeking spousal support as well. Husband lives in Las Vegas.

Case Number: 2019-003914

Applicant is seeking assistance with child custody due to domestic violence. Applicant describes emotional and physical abuse, with adverse party currently in custody for a domestic violence charge that involved the applicant. Applicant had a TPO against opposing party, but extension was not granted due to adverse party currently being in custody. Adverse party was also arrested and charged for domestic violence in 2016 involving the applicant. Adverse party was additionally arrested for a separate battery in 2016 with the charges dismissed. There is 1 child (1 year old), who resides with applicant, and applicant is currently pregnant. There was an open CPS case due to the domestic violence, represented by a CAP attorney, but the case is now closed. Applicant is seeking sole legal and physical custody, as well as child support.

Estate Planning / Probate

Case Number: 2019-001602

Spanish-speaking applicant is seeking support to get land and mobile home under his name. Applicant and family moved into mobile home when his sister, who previously owned the mobile home/land, became disabled. Sister had several strokes and ended up in the hospital. Due to her stroke she sometimes had a difficult time remembering things and several other health issues. In May of 2018 sister received a copy of a quitclaim deed stating she had sold her lot for $10.00. Sister said that was not her signatures and believed that one of her roommates had stolen her personal information and sold the land. Sister was accepted for Pro Bono but she passed away before the attorney was able to file anything. Applicant is still living in the mobile home with his family and would like to clear everything and put the land and mobile home under his name. Applicant has paid all the taxes but refuse vendor will not accept the money because it is not under his name.

Case Number: 2019-004805

Spanish speaking Client is a widow with teenage daughter at home. Client’s husband passed away in 2014; he was the only one on the mortgage and title to their home. He left a will leaving all assets to her. There are no assets other than their house. Client obtained an order appointing her special administrator last year, but she did not know what to do with it, or what is the next step. She needs assistance in filing a Set Aside: Petition to Prove Will and Set Aside Without Administration.  She would like to add herself to title of home and keep making the mortgage payments.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

Case Number: 2019-002452

Client is seeking a divorce due to domestic violence, after recent separate due to same. Client and husband have two minor children who reside with the client here in Las Vegas. Client is seeking primary custody with visitation for father. Client moved out and in with her mother and the children. There is no active case. There is a retirement and one car for community property. Client is seeking spousal support as well. Husband lives in Las Vegas.

Case Number: 2019-002304

Pro bono client needs entry of a QDRO that has already been prepared. Ex-husband refused to sign so she will need a motion.

Case Number: 2019-003914

Applicant is seeking assistance with child custody due to domestic violence. Applicant describes emotional and physical abuse, with adverse party currently in custody for a domestic violence charge that involved the applicant. Applicant had a TPO against opposing party, but extension was not granted due to adverse party currently being in custody. Adverse party was also arrested and charged for domestic violence in 2016 involving the applicant. Adverse party was additionally arrested for a separate battery in 2016 with the charges dismissed. There is 1 child (1 year old), who resides with applicant, and applicant is currently pregnant. There was an open CPS case due to the domestic violence, represented by a CAP attorney, but the case is now closed. Applicant is seeking sole legal and physical custody, as well as child support.

Case Number: 2019-004373

Applicant is seeking assistance with a divorce, involving child custody, child/spousal support, and division of community property. The opposing party filed for divorce in early June 2019, after the applicant left the home at the end of May 2019. Opposing party is seeking joint legal/primary physical custody, child support, exclusive possession of the marital residence, and an alcohol assessment to be done on the applicant. Applicant and opposing party were married in 2003. There are 4 minor children involved and the children currently reside in the home with the opposing party. Applicant is currently residing in her vehicle and at the homes of friends/family. All parties reside in Clark County. Community property includes a home, vehicles and equipment; multiple forms of community debt, including some credit card debt unknown to the applicant. There is a motion hearing on July 30, 2019, regarding child custody, spousal/child support, and possession of the residence. There is a Custody Motion Hearing on Tuesday, July 30 at 9am in Dept. G.

Case Number: 2019-004268

Applicant is seeking assistance with a divorce with no children involved in the marriage. Applicant has filed for divorce two times, but is having issues with service and navigating the legal process. Applicant and opposing party were married in the 70s; applicant left three days after the marriage and states he has not spoken to the opposing party since that time. The last known address applicant has for opposing party is from 40 years ago. Applicant resides in Henderson. Applicant did not list any community property or debt to divide.

Case Number: 2019-000146

Applicant is seeking assistance with a divorce, involving child custody, child/spousal support, and division of community property. Immigration issues are also involved; applicant only wants to divorce if it would not negatively impact the opposing party’s immigration status. Applicant is on a U-Visa and opposing party is her derivative. Applicant is seeking joint/primary custody of the children (all minors), with the children staying with the opposing party every weekend. Applicant is seeking child support and potentially spousal support. There is community property and debt to divide. Both parties and children continue to live together in Las Vegas. Applicant would like to continue living in home with children, and states opposing party would be amendable to this, if applicant paid the mortgage while residing there.

Case Number: 2019-004569

Client wants to get her real ID and the DMV will not give it to her because the name she uses does not match her legal name on her birth certificate. Client was married 3 times and changed her last name. She fled domestic violence. At one point she thought that if she changed her name her ex-husband would no longer find her.

Case Number: 2019-004095

Spanish speaking client has been married less than one year. There are no children and no reports of domestic violence. No retirement and no support request.

Case Number: 2019-004155

Spanish speaking client wants name change due to divorce. No criminal history, no convictions.

Case Number: 2019-003622

Client has been married for almost eight years but her husband left and now she wants a divorce. There is no domestic violence. There is one minor child who lives with the client. Husband lives in California now. The husband visits periodically to see child. There is no active case.

Case Number: 2018-007974

Client seeks simple divorce from husband. There are no children or community property and no request for spousal support.

Case Number: 2018-008292

Client seeks a divorce of 20 year marriage after her husband left. She is unemployed and seeking support. No children.

Federal

Case Number: Multiple cases

Name Change

Case Number: 2019-004569

Client wants to get her real ID and the DMV will not give it to her because the name she uses does not match her legal name on her birth certificate. Client was married 3 times and changed her last name. She fled domestic violence. At one point she thought that if she changed her name her ex-husband would no longer find her.

Case Number: 2019-004155

Spanish speaking client wants name change due to divorce. No criminal history, no convictions.

Real Estate Fraud

Case Number: 2019-001818

Spanish speaking client is single, purchased a home with a man in 2018 who never moved in with her. Client then added her partner to the deed (not the same friend). Later, the friend (co-purchaser) kicked client and her partner out. She is seeking pro bono assistance in negotiation talks with co-owners to refinance home to remove her from the mortgage or a file a partition lawsuit.

Record Sealing / Warrants

Case Number: Warrant Quashing Case -Available

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