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History of the Children’s Attorneys Project 

A task force of Clark County commissioners, judges, social workers, attorneys, and children’s advocates recognized the need to provide abused and neglected children in the foster care system a voice in court. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada established the Children’s Attorney’s Project (CAP) in 1999 with one staff attorney. Nearly 20 years later, CAP has grown to 23 staff attorneys. With the help of pro bono attorneys, Legal Aid Center currently represents 85% of the children in foster care, and by January of 2019 our goal is to represent 100% of the youth in foster care.


#CAP100 Heroes

Special thanks to these firms and attorneys who have selected a CAP case to help us reach our goal:

Firms that have agreed to take 10 or more CAP cases.

Individual Attorneys who have taken at least one CAP case.


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Read more stories of the children who need your help now.


News

Noah Malgeri, Pro Bono Director, shares efforts to close the gap in legal representation for youth in Clark County’s foster care system. FOX5 Vegas – KVVU

Fox5 Vegas-KVVU ArticleValley lawyers volunteer to help foster kids 

KNPR InterviewBarbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Elliot Brittan, UNLV student
Click here to listen to the interview and read the article.

Public News Service – Listen to former client speak about her Pro Bono attorney Wayne Hardy.
Click here to read the article.

 


Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Fri
Introduction to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more. *Lunch will be provided*

 

FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org

 

Register here

Nov
16
Fri
Basics of Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more. *Lunch will be provided*

 

Cost: FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org.

Register here

 

Speakers:

Kimberly Abbott, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Candace Barr, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

 

http://www.lacsnprobono.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAP-Basics-CLE-Flyer-11.16.18.pdf

Dec
14
Fri
Introduction to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more.

 

Speakers:

Kimberly Abbott, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Amy Honodel, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

 

Cost: FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org.

Register here

http://www.lacsnprobono.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAP-Intro-CLE-Flyer-12.14.18.pdf