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: 2019-003613


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: 2019-004373


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: 2019-004527


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: 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.