Case Number: 2017-006445


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal from an order dismissing appellant’s civil rights complaint. Appellant filed a state civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983 alleging that he was denied access to respondent’s findings from a mandated audit conducted pursuant to the Prison Rape Elimination Act; that he had filed a “PREA complaint” against a correctional officer and “his inmate friends,” accusing them of “sexual misconduct” in appellant’s housing unit, yet the correctional officer remains working in the unit; and that on May 17, 2016, a correctional officer returned PREA reports to appellant that appellant had attempted to send to a PREA auditor. The district court dismissed the complaint on the grounds that Nevada has not adopted the PREA, and that there is no basis for a complaint pursuant to §1983 because the PREA does not create an individual right of action. This is Supreme Court Case #73743. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 1/8/18.

Case Number: 2017-006547


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal from an order entered after remand from the court of appeals, denying appellant’s motion to modify custody and entering findings regarding the parties’ mortgage. On August 17, 2017, the court of appeals entered an order reversing and remanding to the district court to enter findings on the issues of credit to appellant for mortgage payments, credit to appellant for depreciation of the family home, and custody and appellant’s motion to modify custody. Summit v. Summit, Docket No. 71912 (Order Affirming in Part, Reversing in Part and Remanding; August 17, 2017). On remand, the district court entered its prior findings denying appellant credit and denying the motion to modify custody. This is Supreme Court Case #74205. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 1/8/18.

Case Number: 2017-006618


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal after an order of reversal and remand entered by the court of appeals from an order denying appellant’s objection and affirming a hearing master’s recommendation on child support arrears. Appellant is obligated to pay child support, though he has been incarcerated for several years. The Division of Welfare and Supportive Services seized his inmate accounts pursuant to NRS 425.460 in order to pay down his child support arrears. Appellant challenged the basis for the seizure, and the court of appeals reversed and remanded to the district court with directions to the Division to justify its actions. On remand, the Division provided an argument based on NRS 209.241. Appellant again challenges the analysis. This is Supreme Court Case #74404. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 1/15/18.

Case Number: 2017-006689


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal from a summary judgment awarding respondent general, special, and punitive damages. Appellant and respondent are both inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections; appellant is housed at Ely, respondent is housed at NNCC. Appellant was convicted of the murder of respondent’s daughter, and respondent sued appellant for her wrongful death. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of respondent pursuant to a default based on appellant’s failure to respond to the summary judgment motion. The court awarded respondent general and specific damages of $1,000,000.00 and punitive damages of $500,000.00. This is Supreme Court Case #72973. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 1/22/18.

Case Number: 2017-006693


The Respondent needs representation in this appeal from a summary judgment awarding respondent general, special, and punitive damages. Appellant and respondent are both inmates in the Nevada Department of Corrections; appellant is housed at Ely, respondent is housed at NNCC. Appellant was convicted of the murder of respondent’s daughter, and respondent sued appellant for her wrongful death. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of respondent pursuant to a default based on appellant’s failure to respond to the summary judgment motion. The court awarded respondent general and specific damages of $1,000,000.00 and punitive damages of $500,000.00. This is Supreme Court Case #72973. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 1/22/18.

Case Number: 2017-999999


Legal Aid Center client – a hard-working, single mother of 5—needs help defending an appeal of a District Court order granting her Petition for Judicial Review of a foreclosure mediation that was held in September 2013.  The District Court order, in granting the PJR, awarded the client $159,000 in monetary sanctions against the respondents as well as a loan modification and significant attorney’s fees.  While the underlying facts are quite straightforward, this appeal involves interesting legal questions regarding the inherent powers of the trial court. The appeal is currently in the Supreme Court Settlement Program. The settlement program is expected to be completed on or shortly after December 11, 2017. The briefing schedule will be provided/reinstated at that time. This case is not part of the Pro Bono Appellate Program so oral argument is not guaranteed.