Case Number: 2017-001002


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal arising from a district court order denying a motion to modify child custody. Appellant lost legal and physical custody of the child in 2010 because of substance abuse issues. She entered a three-year rehabilitation program, and in 2016 filed a motion to modify custody to reinstate weekend visitation privileges. She participated in an additional 12-week program at the direction of the district court; at the final hearing, her patch tested positive for methamphetamine. The district court denied her motion. This is Supreme Court Case #71693. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 5/17/17.

Case Number: 2017-001608


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal from a divorce decree entered by the district court concerning child custody and division of property. The parties have been together for 18 years and have 3 children; however, the circumstances of their marriage are unclear — they married in 1998 while respondent was still married to her first husband and then again in 2009; and those circumstances required a novel analysis for the distribution of the community property. Respondent is in the United States with limited rights to work. Appellant is disabled and cannot work; he lives on non-taxable assistance income. The court ordered the marital house sold, with each party entitled to a one-half interest in the equity, rejecting appellant’s claim that the house was his separate property. The court also rejected appellant’s request for sole physical custody and awarded the parties joint physical and joint legal custody of the minor children. For some time, the children stayed in the house while the parents took turns living with them. This is Supreme Court Case #71662. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 5/14/17.

Case Number: 2017-001738


The Appellant needs representation in this appeal arising from a district court order denying a petition for judicial review. Over a period of several years, appellant applied for and received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Family Medical Care (FMC) benefits on behalf of her household, which she claimed included her two sons. The Division of Welfare and Support Services at some point determined that she was submitting false claims and initiated an investigation. Pursuant to the investigation, DWSS concluded that appellant had misrepresented the members of her household and failed to report household income derived from a day care center she operated. Respondents secured an award for overpayments of benefits of $11,029.00 for SNAP benefits and $1,826.00 for FMC benefits. The district court denied appellant’s petition for judicial review. This is Supreme Court Case #70233. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 5/29/17.

Case Number: 2017-999999


The Respondent needs representation in this appeal from a divorce decree entered by the district court concerning child custody and division of property. The parties have been together for 18 years and have 3 children; however, the circumstances of their marriage are unclear — they married in 1998 while respondent was still married to her first husband and then again in 2009; and those circumstances required a novel analysis for the distribution of the community property. Respondent is in the United States with limited rights to work. Appellant is disabled and cannot work; he lives on non-taxable assistance income. The court ordered the marital house sold, with each party entitled to a one-half interest in the equity, rejecting appellant’s claim that the house was his separate property. The court also rejected appellant’s request for sole physical custody and awarded the parties joint physical and joint legal custody of the minor children. For some time, the children stayed in the house while the parents took turns living with them. This is Supreme Court Case #71662. Pro Bono Counsel must file a Notice of Appearance by 6/18/17.