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 a pro bono case or request additional information, please email Cindy Morales Kerben ( ckerben@lacsn.org ).  Thank you!

Appeals

Case Number: 2020-004174

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from a district court order granting a motion to set aside divorce decree. This appeal and cross-appeal arise from a rather complicated series of divorce proceedings between appellant/cross-respondent and respondent/cross appellant. It appears that the parties both filed for divorce in the eighth judicial district court, then pursuant to a stipulation had the case dismissed. Appellant/cross-respondent then filed a complaint for separate maintenance. The court in that matter stated that Respondent/cross appellant “has a diminished mental capacity and lacks the ability to comprehend legal documents, or make judgments as to legal matters” and appointed counsel. That case, as well, was dismissed pursuant to a stipulation, which was not signed by appointed counsel. The parties again filed for divorce in the same court and again the case was dismissed pursuant to a stipulation. On the same day the case was dismissed in the eighth judicial district court, the parties filed a joint petition for summary decree of divorce in the fifth judicial district court seeking sole legal custody (the instant case). After being informed that the court would not grant sole custody without a hearing, the parties filed an amended joint petition for summary decree of divorce seeking joint legal custody. That decree of divorce was filed and Respondent/cross appellant filed an ex parte application to seal the court record. At that time, the circuit court of Faulkner County, Arkansas appointed temporary co-guardians of the person and estate of Respondent/cross appellant. Counsel on behalf of Respondent/cross appellant filed a motion to unseal the Nevada court record. Counsel on behalf of Respondent/cross appellant filed a motion pursuant to Rule 60(b) to set aside the decree of divorce as fraudulently obtained, to dismiss the joint petition for divorce with prejudice, and to sanction Appellant/cross-respondent for forum shopping and perpetrating a fraud upon the court in the full amount of plaintiff’s fees and costs. The court granted the set aside, and found that Appellant/cross-respondent had perpetrated a fraud upon the court, in direct violation of NRCP ll(b)(l) and (b)(3), and had misrepresented Respondent/cross appellant’s agreements and consent to agreement so as to “shock the court”. The court sanctioned Appellant/cross-respondent and granted attorney fees to the temporary guardians. Appellant/cross-respondent filed a motion for reconsideration, which the court denied without respondent being present, despite the court wishing her to be so. The district court denied the motion for reconsideration. Both Appellant/cross-respondent and Respondent/cross appellant have filed an appeal and cross-appeal in this matter. The appeal and cross-appeal appear to broadly raise the same arguments. The parties generally argue that the district court abused its discretion by allowing counsel on behalf of respondent to file the rule 60(b) motion and for allowing an award of attorney fees to be granted to the awarded, temporary guardians. Due to the prior issues in this case regarding competency of Respondent/cross appellant and what appears to be a pattern of Appellant/cross-respondent misrepresenting Respondent/cross appellant’s arguments and agreements.

Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

Case Number: 2019-009201

This is a conflict case for our office and requires a Pro Bono attorney to represent a 14 year old girl,13 year old boy, 12 year old boy, 10 year old boy, and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on November 21, 2019 due to Natural mother’s lack of resources and lack of the ability to properly manage her resources. She was recently evicted after failing to pay one month’s rent (the first month was paid by a charity). She states her money was stolen from her by a friend and is reportedly in a relationship with a gambler. It is alleged that she uses methamphetamine. One of the natural father’s is presently incarcerated in Oklahoma and the other natural father is living in Oklahoma, paying child support. Long history of CPS.  The Next Hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 5/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000564

New born baby girl came into DFS care after mother gave birth to her while incarcerated.  Mother has warrants out of Texas as well, and it is unknown how long she will be in custody.  Besides being incarcerated, mom also suffers from mental health issues.  Baby is currently in a foster home. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000291

Minor was born drug exposed, both mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and PCP after birth.  Baby experienced withdrawals and was placed in the NICU.  Both parents are currently homeless and have previous history with the DFS.  Baby is currently placed with the adoptive parents of his siblings. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/6/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001270

A group of three siblings ages, 11, 10 and 9 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The mother was evicted from her apartment and left the children with a neighbor for several days without contact. The mother’s drug’s use adversely affects her ability to provide for the children. The father is reported to be deceased.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001174

A 7 year old boy was brought into care due to mother’s drug abuse, medical, and educational neglect.  Father is currently incarcerated at Southern Desert Correctional Center. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 8/26/2020 at 11:00 am regarding reunification and housing am, and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-001147

8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom. The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001045

9 year old girl, 7 year old boy, and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on February 1, 2019 due to concerns of sexual abuse of oldest sibling by the step-father.  Sibling was observed to engage in suspicious behavior with her brother and was asked if she had ever been touched improperly, to which, she responded she had by step-father.  The step-father reported incident to his church, and later confessed to police. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/27/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001088 – PENDING PLACEMENT

Three siblings, ages 1 year to 1 month came into DFS care in January 2020 after the mother and one of the twins tested positive for amphetamines at birth.  The mother has a history of risky behavior, domestic violence and drug use and is actively using and is unable to control her behavior.  The mother has another child in DFS care to whom her parental rights have been terminated.  She has a total of six children who reside with a relative out of state.  The whereabouts of the natural fathers to these three children are unknown.  These children have been placed with a relative residing locally.  Next hearing is a Status Check Hearing for Paternity Test Results on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000856

11 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on January 8, 2020 due to homelessness and lack of resources to care for the children by the care giver (potential guardian).  Mother left to Guatemala for a family emergency and is supposed to return in 3 months.  Father to youngest boy and step-father to other children admitted to domestic violence incidents with mom and reported to be physical with the younger children.  Mother has prior CPS history in California. Next hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/21/20 at 1:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/6/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000626

A 5 year old and a sibling came into care January 2020  after his mother and step-father were accused of abusing the other sibling and him physically and locking them in a room.   Other sibling is currently placed with his natural father.  Step-father is a police officer and there are concerns that Metro is trying to protect him. An experienced volunteer is needed to assist this child. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/3/2020 at 1:30 pm (Day 1) and 8/8/7/2020 at 10:00 am (Day 2) in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-000088

Four siblings, ages 16 years to 9 years old, came into DFS care in December 2019 due to educational neglect, environmental neglect and inadequate supervision by natural parents.  The parents cannot control their behavior.  They leave the home or lock themselves in a room leaving the oldest child to care for the younger children.  The oldest child has not been allowed to attend school.  The home  was reported to be filthy and the children have been forced to sleep on the floor.  The family has significant prior history  with the department.  Both parents admitted to daily substance use.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001529

Two siblings, ages 4 years and 2 years old, came into DFS care in June 2017 after the youngest was born substance exposed.  Since that time, the parents have made no progress on their case plans and their rights to the children were terminated the following year.  The children were placed with their maternal grandparents pending adoption, but later removed due to environmental neglect and placed in foster care.  The Department is continuing to find a home for the children with their younger sibling.  Until then, the children are to have visitation with their younger sibling every other week. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 9/2/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001674

A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2019 due to a hospital alert placed on the mother.  She has an open DFS case regarding her three older children and was homeless.  While she has taken steps to start on her case plan with regard to her older children she is not engaging with this child.  The child’s natural father is incarcerated.  The child has been placed with a maternal relative and is doing well in their care.  The siblings visit each other about once a week.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001610

Newborn baby came into DFS care on February 18, 2019. Mother had arranged for a private adoption before giving birth. At the time of birth issues arose concerning her mental health and the private agency did not believe she could effectively relinquish her parental rights. The child was born substance exposed and mother later admitted using methamphetamine every day of her pregnancy. Mother was discharged to a mental health facility to address her mental health needs, either on an in-patient or out-patient basis, and left the facility within 24 hours. Her present whereabouts are unknown. The true identity of natural father is unknown. Mother has extensive CPS history.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001897

1 year old infant and 3 month old baby came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to domestic violence between the parents which included mother grabbing father’s gun and accidentally discharging it in the presence of the minors.  The parents were arrested and were unable to provide for the children’s needs.  Father stated there may be Native American heritage.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000826

This minor came inot DFS cae on January 20, 2020 after receiving a report alleging inadequate supervision and physical risk.  The maternal grandfather contacted 911 as mother is schizophrenic/bipolar and was having an episode, in addition to being addicted to opiates and abuses Xanax.  Maternal grandfather was concerned that mother was going to hurt the minor. Mother was placed on Legal hold by LVMPD after the incident.  The grandfather was deemed as an inappropriate caregiver, as he has significant CPS history with DFS.  Both parents have been appointed representation and appear to be engaging with the department at this time.  Domestic violence, drug use and mental health issues appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Placement for the child has not been determined at this time. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000822

This minor came into DFS care on January 11, 2020 after being born premature and substance exposed to opiates.  Mother left the hospital against medical advice and is not believed to have an address to go to.  No substantial information is available on the father.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  The minor is currently placed with foster parents.  Parents whereabouts are unknown.  An ICPC with maternal grandparents is being considered. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 01/07/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000879

14 year old boy came into DFS care on January 4, 2020 after his step-mom and boyfriend tried to shoot his father.  Nobody was injured in the shooting, however, father was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Natural mother reports to be living with maternal grandmother at this time.  Both natural mother and natural father are reported to be engaging with the department.  Both parents have had counsel appointed to them.  Both parents have prior criminal and DFS history on their records.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000921

8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000964

8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000970

3 boy siblings ages 3 year old, 1 year old, and 3 month old came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after the youngest minor was born substance exposed.  Mother tested positive for Methamphetamine at the time of birth and also disclosed a serious domestic violence incident that occurred between mother and father.  At the time of the domestic incident the parents lived in separate housing, they are now residing together.  Drug use and severe domestic violence appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Older boy is currently placed with fictive kin, and youngest two are placed with paternal grandparents.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000975

5 year old boy and 6 month old girl came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after several reports of neglect, drug sells and violent behavior.  On January 3 2020,  DFS received a report that mother and boyfriend were selling drugs in aley of their apartment complex while the children were left alone in the apartment.  On January 11, 2020 DFS receive yet, another report that mother and her boyfriend were in an argument with random people and they fired and brandished firearms.  Mother was arrested and incarcerated.  There is history of neglect, drug sells, criminal activity, and violence in the home.  Both natural fathers are not involved in the children’s lives.  The father of younger child is currently being held at CCDC.  Both minors are currently placed with maternal aunt.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Review on 01/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001396

Baby boy came into DFS care on February 7, 2020 after the child was born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and baby boy tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to smoking 1 gram of “meth” every other day consistently during her pregnancy, with the last use being two days prior to giving birth.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Both parents had a meeting scheduled with Specialist Fisher at Sunrise Hospital on 1/27/2020 but they left the hospital before meeting was able to take place.  Specialist was able to contact mother telephonically, and mother stated she was working with a private adoption attorney in California, and that neither parent wanted to be involved with DFS and the court.  The parent’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.  All maternal and paternal relatives reside out of state.  The minor is currently being placed with foster parents.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002097

7 year old girl and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on January 24, 2020, along with older boy sibling who is being represented by CAP, due to welfare of the children to remain at home.  The Court finds concerns over physical risk, as older sibling has alleged physical and sexual abuse by father.  The Department has had previous involvement with the family.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/20/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002129

9 year old twin girls and 6 year old boy came into DFS care along with 12 year girl sibling (being represented by CAP) on February 1, 2020 due to sexual abuse of oldest girl by her father and failure to protect her by her mother.  Minor disclosed that her father has touched her inappropriately with his hand.  Father was observed on multiple occasions lying in bed with minor in a “spooning” position.  Minor stated that she told her mother but the mother denied knowledge of father’s conduct.  Minor was found to be pregnant and was later found to have aborted the pregnancy.  Mother advised that she had given “abortion” pills to her daughter to induce the abortion. Additionally, the three other children have not been enrolled in school. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001815

The child came into DFS care on February 12, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Methamphetamine and Methadone).  Both mother and minor  tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using Methamphetamines three days prior to giving birth as wells as using heroin four months into her pregnancy.  Father admitted to using methamphetamines as well.  Mother stated that she has been using drugs since she was 19 years of age and father admitted to using Methamphetamine for the past 8 years.  Both parents were provided with drug test referrals but cancelled the appointments due to being evicted from their apartment.  Mother has another child from a previous relationship that was removed from her custody due to mental health and drug abuse issues.  Extreme drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case, as parents are currently homeless. The child is currently placed with Child Haven.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001803

10 year old boy and 8 year old girl came into DFS care on February 12, 2020, after mother failed to pick them up from school or make arrangements to have them picked up on February 7, 2020.  Mother’s whereabouts were unknown and the children had the school contact their former foster parent to pick them up and they remain in her care.  When contacted by DFS Specialist, foster parent stated that she is a friend of the family and that the children have been in her care for the past 3 years since mother’s prior DFS case closed.  Foster parent was caring for the children until maternal grandparents asked to keep them for a while.  On the morning of February 7, 2020 mother went to the maternal grandparents home to pick up the children to take them to school.  Mother hit Gabriel in the mouth for swearing which caused his mouth to bleed, maternal grandfather became upset and hit mother.  Grandfather called the police to report the incident, his concern was that mother has an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as possible drug use.  Mother admitted to using PCP in the past but claims she has not used in years, she is currently homeless and would prefer that the children stay in foster parent’s care.  Primary issues in this case are instability, unpredictable behavior and lack of resources.  The identity for the minor boy’s father is unknown.  The father for minor girl’s whereabouts are unknown at the moment. It is known that both mother and minor girl’s father’s have criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/10/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000866

Three siblings ages 10, 4, and 3 years old came into DFS care on January 17, 2020 after mother and her boyfriend attempted to shoot dad. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the shooting. Father was subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants. Mother was also eventually arrested. Mother is reported to be homeless, father is reported to be engaging with the department. Both parents have had counsel appointed to them. Parents have both criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed together with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000804

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 15, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates) and the subsequent disclosure of ongoing domestic violence and mental health issues. Mother has mental health issues which causes her to be violent, father gives mother his prescription opiates in order to keep her calm. Mother’s unaddressed mental health, father’s enabling of same and both parents general unwillingness to identify and correct these problems seem to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor’s current placement situation is TBD. Mother and father are reported to be in the pre-contemplation phase.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/28/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002076

The child came into DFS care on February 19, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Opioids).  Mother was noted to be under the influence during delivery, and she stated to staff that she used Heroin just before delivery.  Specialist Fisher met with mother on February 4, 2020, she then stated that she uses drugs on a daily bases. Mother is employed which makes her ineligible for public assistance, she relies on the minor’s father for financial support,  as well as providing her with drugs.  Both parents were homeless and lived on the streets going from place to place. Father is currently in drug rehab facility, and mother is staying with a family friend.  Friend did not pass the initial background check, and mother has no relatives that can care subject child.   Mother does not have any baby supplies or resources.  Drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case. The child is currently placed in Foster Care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing 10/20/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000091

This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on  11/4/2020 at 3:00 pm Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001605

2 minors were removed at birth due to drug exposure and mother’s history with the Department.  Mother had adoptive family paying her bills for months, but then did not put twins up for adoption, they stopped paying her bills and she got evicted.  No resources to care for minors.  CAP Staff attorney Kim  Abbott represents other siblings who are headed to adoption by Maternal Grandmother.   Maternal Grandmother has struggled with managing the two of them, has been about to move to a bigger place for more than a year and generally is not good with follow thru.  Although she is expressing a desire to take twins, she is not a realistic option at this point.  Subject minors now in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-002214

5 years old boy was placed with maternal grandmother previously when a three other siblings were removed from mother.  One of the siblings was represented by CAP attorney and is pending adoption.  The other two minor’s case is still pending.  Minor was brought into care when mother reportedly revoked grandmother’s temporary guardianship and minor was returned to her care in an unsafe environment, minor was removed and placed back in  Grandmother’s care.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on8/12/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002166

A Three month old baby boy removed by CPS for concerns of ongoing drug use and inability to keep client safe. Baby was exposed in utero to meth.  Prior to baby’s birth, father was  arrested for domestic violence against mother. CPS tried to work with family for a few months before getting warrant for removal.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/2/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001970

A newborn baby boy  was exposed in utero to illicit substances. After birth, he suffered from some complications but seems to be doing well.  Parents not prepared; NF tested positive for meth.  NM admits to heroin use. Baby is placed in foster care.  This child needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002197

A 16 year old client needs her own lawyer to represent her interests in a case involving herself and four siblings.  She is a dual jurisdiction client (Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare). She is on probation and placed in a foster home. She usually runs away but currently has an ankle monitor.  CPS became involved with the family over concerns of educational neglect and medical neglect as to client’s younger sibling.  The siblings are represented by other attorneys.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/27/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-001454

A newborn baby girl was removed from parents at time of birth as parents are homeless and do not have supplies for the baby. The mother tested positive for marijuana at time of delivery.  The family has an open case in Illinois, with siblings there who have been placed with relatives.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002071

Two siblings, ages 14 and 11 years, came into DFS care in March 2020 after a source reported the natural father exhibited out of control behavior and appeared under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  It was also reported the father got physical with his children and other adults in the home.  The children reported being fearful of their father and did not want to return to his care.  The father has also been known to leave the children alone or in the care of others for several days at a time.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of neglect, substance abuse and physical risk.  The mother has not been in the home or caring for the children for some time due to her own substance abuse.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002286

A sibling group of two; a  two year old girl and her 10 year old brother were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of domestic violence and the mother’s failure to recognize potential harm to her children from the domestic violence. Three months ago, a neighbor called law enforcement after the two year old’s father fired a gun at the mother and child as they drove away from the home.  After the father was released from jail, the mother moved in with the father and his mother.  This case may end up being only one minor as the father of oldest child has been cooperating and wants to take minor as soon as he is able to travel to the state. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002338

A two year old boy  was taken into protective custody in March 2020,  after his  mother was arrested for stealing things out of cars parked at the Excalibur.  The child looked neglected.  Father was already at City Jail for domestic violence between him and the mother.  Both parents have a history of drug use.  The child is currently placed with the maternal  grandmother, who reports that he may be developmentally delayed; as he is not speaking yet. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002323

A 2 year old and 9 month old  boy siblings were removed from their mother’s care based upon her ongoing drug use and erratic behavior while in their presence.  The family was residing with the maternal grandmother; law enforcement came to the home one evening after neighbors called in a noise complaint. The mother was yelling and screaming; police arrested her after she threatened them with a knife and asked them to shoot her.  The father is reportedly abusive to the mother, yet the mother allows him to come around.  The siblings are together in a foster home, but the grandmother wants placement. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/23/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001341

A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in March 2018 when his grandparents took him to the hospital due to illness.  It was reported that his parents neglected his care and had been high for several days.  It was also reported that there is domestic violence occurring in the home.  The child was placed with relatives, who are an adoptive resource.  The parents did not work their case plans and relinquished their rights to their son.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/22/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002406

Minor removed at birth due to drug exposure and Natural Mother’s history with the Department.  Subject Minor born March, 25, 2020 tested positive for marijuana at time of birth. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/30/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002580

An 11 year old boy, the oldest of a sibling set of five came into protective custody over concerns of domestic violence and possible physical abuse after family members reported that the father of the youngest child punched him in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids the incident  and whether that father was living in the home.  The mother denied any ongoing contact and reported having a TPO.  However, the 8 year old let it slip that the baby’s father was living in the home and that the mother is pregnant with his child. The other siblings are represented by CAP attorneys.  This child has different wishes and desires. Next hearing on this case is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001414

2 year old twins came into DFS when maternal grandmother called law enforcement in regards to mother’s bizarre behavior.  Law enforcement contacted mother, maternal grandmother, and children.  Mother exhibited signs of possible mental issues and was transported to UMC on a legal 2000 hold.  ERT Specialist spoke with the officers that were on the scene of the incident, the officers told specialist about mother’s behavior and explained that she was taken to UMC for a legal hold.  It was also reported by the officers that mother has another child that resides in California with the father.  Specialist made contact with maternal grandmother at which time, she noted the smell of marijuana and she appeared to be “extremely high”, marijuana paraphernalia was also seen on the counter tops during the visit.  Maternal grandmother stated that father  has made effort to bring diapers for the children but mother will not allow him to help.  Primary issues in this case are mental health issues on the part of mother as well as maternal grandmother’s extreme marijuana usage around the children. Father was contacted in California and he is engaging in the legal process with DFS; father stated in court that he will have housing for his children and his self on April 1, 2020.  Mother stated that she has housing and is currently employed.  The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on Mother’s Progress Hearing on 9/29/2020 at 2:00 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002629

Group of siblings ages 10, 11, and 14 where removed from the home based on an incident wherein their oldest sibling was injured and threatened with a knife by the mother and the stepfather. Both parents were charged with felony child abuse/endangerment and misdemeanor battery. Mother, who pulled a knife on her son and threatened to stab him, was additionally charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Charges are pending and preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28th. These 3 siblings have started to blame older sibling for being removed, as do the parents – in particular the mother. The siblings are in two separate foster homes, and these three minors want to go home, while the oldest has different wishes. CAP represents older sibling.  Next hearings are; Status Check on 9/17/20 at 2:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001656

A three year old girl was removed by CPS from her father’s care after she was found wandering alone in an apartment complex.  Her mother has an active case involving substance abuse; at the time of the removal, the mother was inpatient and not able to take her child.  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.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008374

Two siblings, ages six years and seven years old, came into DFS care in October 2019 when they were removed from their adoptive mother’s care over concerns of an improperly treated mental health condition and drug use.  Mother has been making progress on her case plan, and as of February 17, 2020, minors were placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother.  Both mother and minors are still adjusting and DFS retains jurisdiction of minors and will continue to monitor case for another six months or longer to ensure mother is fully recovered and ready to take permanent placement.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002667

A newborn boy came into DFS care in April 2020 when he and his mother tested positive for Marijuana.  The mother and father have an older child who is not in their care.  The mother has not addressed her mental health issues.  The Father has not attended his required classes for domestic violence.  The caregivers cannot control their behaviors, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation and do not have resources to meet the needs of the child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-008777

Siblings ages, 13 yrs old and 2 years old came into DFS care on August 25, 2019 due to sexual abuse as to the oldest child by the father of the youngest child; sexual risk to all children by the mother; inadequate supervision to all children by the mother; substance misuse to the oldest child by the adults in the home; bruises/cuts to the middle child; and physical risk to all children by the mother. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002532

5 year old boy removed from mother’s care by CPS over concerns of untreated mental health issues and inadequate housing. Two putative father’s have been named, however neither is the picture or has a relationship with the child. The mother and child were residing with her boyfriend in a backyard. The child is currently in a foster home.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002424

3 year old boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of lack of stable housing and domestic violence between mother and her girlfriend.  They were on their way to a motel, when they got into an argument over money, the girlfriend hit minor intentionally during the fight. Minor is placed with fictive kin, and CPS suspects the mother is still involved with the girlfriend. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002598

4 year old and 3 year old sisters were removed from their father’s care over concerns of his mental health.  Mother and father are married, but she resides out of state.  They may be getting divorced, but nobody has filed.  Mother has CPS history out of state for drug use and mental health, but reports being clean and closing her case. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/27/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002638

7 year old girl came into DFS care on April 13, 2020 due to history of domestic violence between the parents, witnessed by the minor child. The domestic violence culminated with the step-father causing physical injury to the natural mother. The minor child also stated a history of being hit by her step-father, although the circumstances of those incidents are unknown. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002784

Four siblings, ages 5, 3, 1, and 8 months, came into DFS care in April 2020 after their mother was found walking on the highway after she had a disagreement with her boyfriend.  A search of their vehicle found drug paraphernalia in the open and easily accessed.  Both parents further admit to methamphetamine use and same is to the extent that they rely on the maternal grandmother to care for the children.  The children have been placed with their maternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/14/2020 at 11:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002668

2 minors, 2 year old boy and 1 month old girl were removed after 2 yr old found to have bruises on face, buttocks, and thigh.  Accusations against mother’s boyfriend with whom there has also been ongoing domestic violence.  Baby is placed with paternal grandparents, and father is incarcerated in California.  2 year old boy is in foster because paternal grandparents to sibling cannot take, as they are elderly and cannot much care for a younger child (which suggests not a long term option for baby).  His father is in Kansas and said to have previous child abuse cases.  Maternal Aunt in California has shown interest in taking  2 year old minor.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-003111

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 30, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates). Mother has lengthy drug history and 2 other children who are in the process of being adopted. Both parents appeared at initial hearing and appeared to intend to participate in services and try to reunify with child, though expressed that their original plan was to put the baby up for adoption. It is unclear on why they changed their minds.  Baby girl is placed in the same home (paternal aunt and uncle) as other siblings who are being adopted. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003131

11 month old baby girl came into DFS care on May 10, 2020. Mother came to Las Vegas approximately May 4, 2020, stayed with friend for two days then left the home leaving all her personal belongings and leaving the child behind and has not responded to phone calls or text messages. Mother’s present whereabouts are unknown, she is not employed and apparently is homeless. Mother’s sister, was contacted in Phoenix, Arizona, and stated that she spoke with mother on May 9, 2020, and she did not say anything about where she was but did state that she was in “a big mess.” Mother’s sister stated that the maternal grandmother had left mother when she was 12 and began working as a prostitute, she is afraid that mother may be following in her mother’s footsteps.  Father is believed to be in prison in Arizona. Aunt is a placement option for the minor child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/10/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003113

Newborn baby Caleb came into DFS care on May 6, 2020 due the natural mother testing positive for marijuana at the time of birth. She admitted to using methamphetamine on at least one occasion during her pregnancy. Natural mother has no known source of income and DFS has been unable to verify her residence. She has stated three different locations where she lived or intended to live and when asked for her residence address, she refused to provide it. Natural mother’s visitation with the child at the hospital has been sporadic and the last visit was April 15, 2020. She has two older children who are under guardianship with her mother in Hawaii.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002805

2 year old girl came into DFS care on April 17, 2020 due to concerns regarding mother’s mental health, failure to supervise the minor child and use of controlled substances.  Mother was speeding, going 80 MPH in a 40 MPH speed zone, while recording a video of herself driving and is heard stating that she had nothing to live for and the child did not deserve her as the mother. Mother has no memory of creating the video.  Mother reportedly attempted suicide in February and was hospitalized. Great Maternal Grandparents report they have raised the minor child as mother comes and goes. They also report that mother has prior DUI convictions and uses alcohol and drugs. Next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003204

17 year old boy came into the DFS on March 14, 2020 along with his two younger sisters.  One of the sisters has claimed she was sexually abused by her brother two years ago.  Teenage boy has acted out sexually in school by approaching another student from behind and doing inappropriate movements, by playing with his privates in class and by making sexual statements about his mother to peers.  Mother has previously dismissed his conduct stating “boys being boys”.  The two minor girls are represented by CAP attorney.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

 

Case Number: 2020-002725

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on April 10, 2020 due to law enforcement investigating reported sales of narcotics in the tunnels in the area of I-215 and Jones. Natural mother was observed leaving a tunnel and natural father ran from the tunnel carrying the minor child. Neither have any shelter or source of income. Both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day and using methamphetamine three to four times per week. No formula or diapers for the child were located and the child appeared dirty and hungry and his eyes were red (from lack of sleep). The parents appeared to be high on methamphetamine. Natural mother had her parental rights terminated regarding an older child in November, 2019, based on lack of resources and shelter and continued use of methamphetamine. Other minor was adopted in July of 20l9.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003082

1 month old boy came into DFS care on May 5, 2020 due to mother having a multi- year history of substance abuse. The mother and child both tested positive for morphine, amphetamine and opiates at the time of the child’s birth.  Mother went into West Care for inpatient drug treatment and then left that facility. Next hearing is a  Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002085

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002673

Two siblings, ages 2 and 3, were removed by CPS following an incident in which the mother threatened to kill herself and her children. The mother went so far as to place the children in her car and pour lighter fluid on the backseat.  The children are in a foster home locally, but the mother would like the children placed with relatives in Michigan.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/7/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002554

2 year old girl and 6 month old boy came into DFS custody on April 7 after mother called the police multiple times to report that her children were possessed by demons. She was also reported to be isolating from her support system and suspicions of methamphetamine use were raised. Mother reports auditory and visual hallucinations. To date, Mother is reported to be combative with the department and has refused to submit to mental health testing. She has had a Guardian attend discovery Litem appointed for her. Father is believed to be an active methamphetamine user on parole. Both parents have an extensive history with the department. 3 siblings have already been adopted in previous cases.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003013

CPS removed an 11 month old boy from his parents over concerns of ongoing domestic violence and lack of supervision.  The mother accessed DV resources from a local agency, but then allowed the father to stay with her.  At times, the parents would leave the toddler alone in the hotel room to argue and fight.  Parents have daily visits with the toddler at the grandparents’ home, but the grandparents have requested to move the visits to a neutral location. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-000022

An 8 year old girl came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The family has history with the department.   One or both parents cannot control their behavior.  No adult in the home will perform parental duties and responsibilities.  One or both caregivers lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  The father is incarcerated.  There are concerns of substance abuse and stable housing as to the mother.  The child is placed with maternal grandparents. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-003228

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 12, 2020 due to mother having visual hallucinations at the time of birth and refusing to participate in the birth procedures. She was subsequently placed on a legal 2000 and was placed at Spring Mountain Treatment Center. She verbally reported that she was diagnosed with anxiety and bi-polar disorder. The identity of the natural father is unknown. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003375

This client is the eldest in a sibling group of five who were removed by CPS in December 2019, due to the mother’s drug use and domestic violence. The other siblings are represented by a staff attorney. This child does not wish for reunification with the mother.  Next hearings are; Status Check on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm, and Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003276

Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 18, 2020 due to concerns of mental health and/or substance abuse of natural parents, lack of resources, including lack of housing, income or ability to provide for the child. Father’s speech was described as pressured, talks fast and could not maintain a train of thought, both parents were disheveled and there were concerns that father was not taking prescribed medications. Parents were living with maternal relatives, where mother intended to stay while father intended to move to Missouri where he has relatives. Father was overheard coaching his mother regarding what to say about housing and his work opportunities if she was contacted by CPS. Eventually, father was excluded from the maternal relative’s home and mother wanted to move to Arizona. Police were called and interviewed both parents who gave them inconsistent answers regarding what their plans were. Parents left for Arizona, leaving the baby with maternal relatives, during their time with the maternal relatives, parents did not routinely care for the child. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/9/2020 at 10:15 am and Trial on 9/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003324

Group of 3 siblings ages 14, 10, and 2 year old came into DFS care on May 26, 2020, due to there being reasonable cause to believe that it would be contrary to the welfare of the children to remain at their home in the event that their step-father returns to the home. Oldest minor reported that her step-father, has sexually abused her for the past two years. He has videotaped episodes and sent them to her friends. Next hearings will be; a Status Check for possible case closing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm and a Review Hearing on 11/18/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003264

Siblings ages 13 and 5 year old came into DFS care on May 15, 2020. Father is deceased and mother is hospitalized, intubated and on a ventilator. Her condition is described as critical. Mother was found by younger minor at home with a noose around her neck and blood in her mouth. Mother has a history of alcohol use after the deaths of her oldest son in 2015 and of her husband (suicide) in 2018. Next hearing is a Status Check on 8/11/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003085

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearing is an Disposition Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003089

Sibling group of sisters ages 12 year old, 10 year old, and 4 year old came into DFS care on May 7, 2020 due to 12 year old girl disclosing multiple incidents of sexual abuse by father, including touching her breasts, thigh, and an incident in which she was alone with him in the bedroom and which she refused to disclose in more detail.  Father  was asked about the allegations and stated that he had been inappropriate with minor girl  and the incidents she described could have happened. Mother was told of the incidents and explained it was because of his drug use; after he left the home pending the investigation mother wanted him to return to the home. She initially acted appropriately, obtained a temporary TPO and was going to divorce father, but then failed to appear at the extension hearing and stated she did not want a divorce. Mother has failed to protect the children from father. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/16/2020 at 10:15 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 10/2/2020 at 10:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003057

A six month old baby  girl was removed from her mother’s care after the mother lost housing and made some erratic threats of harm against her roommate.  The baby’s father wants to care for the baby; however, his mother (the client’s paternal grandmother) told CPS that the father has struggled with drugs and domestic violence for years.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on Case Plan on 8/12/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 11/25/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003029

Newborn baby girl was placed into CPS custody after being substance exposed.  The mother reported to CPS that she was not prepared for the baby, and identified two possible fathers.  Both putative fathers claim to have been incarcerated around time of conception.  No family was identified for placement at the preliminary hearing.  The mother has lost her rights to other children as a result of neglect. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003139

6 month old baby boy came into DFS care on April 24, 202 due to mother having severe developmental delays combined with alleged drug use, which prevents her from being able to learn how to properly care for the minor, as he has ongoing health complications resulting from being born extremely premature . Minor was in the hospital for the better part of 6 months dealing with health issues while hospital staff attempted to train mother in routine care. Hospital staff has determined that they are unable to release the child to the mother, as she has not been able to show that she can care for the child’s severe medical issues. Father is not in the picture or engaged with the department, mother or the child at this time. Mother appears to be willing to engage with the department, it appears that she is an alleged drug user, along with a the lack of support system that are the main issue in this case. The child is currently discharged from the hospital and placed into foster care. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003144

A seven month old baby girl was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of ongoing domestic violence.  Her mother has schizophrenia, but is reportedly not taking her medication.  The baby is placed with her maternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003498

A two year old toddler was removed by CPS over concerns of longstanding domestic violence between his mother and her boyfriend.  The toddler was present in the home during the most recent incident, which resulted in law enforcement coming to the home.  The mother is in a shelter; DFS may place the baby with the mother if safe and able to ascertain that the mother won’t return to her boyfriend as she has before. The father is currently incarcerated on domestic violence charges. Next hearings are;  a Status Check on DNA Results/Prove up  8/27/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003454

This 4 day old child came into care on 6/2/2020.  This case came to the attention of the Department with regards to a substance exposed infant and plausible risk of physical injury.  Mother tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana during the time of birth.  Mother was recently released from jail due to relevant criminal activity, she states that she has friends and close associates who supply her with meth and influence her to use, one of them being her father.  Mother requested to participate in a residential treatment program at Westcare.  She has an assessment scheduled on 6/11/2020.  Mother has a history of not being able to complete the programs, she was removed from her parents care in April 2014 due to ongoing substance abuse.  Mother informs she is committed to reunifying with her child by participating in the drug treatment program.  The minor’s father  is currently in High Desert State Prison, he was sentenced to 2-5 years in 2/2020.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/8/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-003529

A ten month old baby girl who is part of a sibling group of one older brother and one half brother was removed due to the physical abuse of her five year half brother in the home by her father. This child is currently placed with the maternal grandmother, the  child who was abused is placed with his father and the other sibling is placed with his mother.  The brother who was abused is represented by  CAP attorney. The next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 10:00 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/17/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003299

One month old baby was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of possible domestic violence and substance abuse.  Both parents have other children who are not in their care.  The mother has mental health issues for which she is not taking medication; however, the reports stopping medication for her pregnancy. The mother reports wanting to resume treatment to reunify with her daughter.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/17/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003474

14 and 12 year girls came into DFS care on June 3, 2020 when mother went to prison, father was left with custody of the minor girls. When mother was released from prison she regained custody of the children (approximately two years ago). The girls disclosed to her the sexual abuse by father and she prevented him from having contact with his children for the past two years. The daughter of father’s current girlfriend, reported that father had sexually abused her in much the same way that his daughters reported he sexually abused them.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003499

2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural parents having a lengthy history of abuse of controlled substances and domestic violence committed in the presence of the minor child.  Next hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial for Mother on 8/10/2020 at 9:45 and a Review Hearing on  11/10/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003512

Group siblings ages 11, 8, and 5 years old came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural mother exhibiting bizarre behavior and being arrested on outstanding traffic warrants. Natural father is deceased and no responsible adult was present to provide for the children.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003566

Girls siblings ages 11, 9, and 2 years old into DFS care in April 2020 due to father posing a risk of sexual and/or emotional harm to the subject minors in that he sexually abused and/or exhibited inappropriate sexual boundaries with 16 year old minor. Father’s  use of alcohol himself and/or provision of alcohol to minor negatively impacted her wellbeing as well as his parental functioning.  Mother lacks the capacity to protect the subject minors from the risk of sexual and/or emotional harm posed by father. Upon disclosure, mother permitted minor to reside with maternal grandparents “for her own protection,” but did not otherwise report the abuse or seek services for her daughter. Prior to the involvement of DFS, she had continued to permit father to have ongoing contact and access to the other subject minors in the household despite the risk of harm that she was aware of.  16 year old minor is being represented by CAP attorney and her wishes are different than the younger 3 siblings. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003573

10 year old girl came into DFS care in May of 2020 due to older sibling reporting that he had been sexually abused on three separate occasions by mother’s boyfriend (this minor’s father); that he had reported the abuse to his mother who dismissed it and took no action to protect him. Mother made derogatory comments about the minor child, which were heard by him, and refused to accept him back into the home. Older minor is represented by CAP attorney and he has different wishes than this minor client. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003484

A 10 month old baby boy is current placed with his legal father after the mother and the putative biological father were hospitalized.  There are allegations that the hospitalization is the result of heavy use of illegal substances and that there is substantial domestic violence between the mother and the putative biological father. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003594

1 year old girl came into DFS care on June 7, 2020. Mother, age 17 has been in a sexual relationship with her 49 year old uncle since she was 12 years old. Baby girl is a product of their relationship although father has refused to place his name on the child’s birth certificate. The two got into an argument, mother alleging that he suffocated her with a pillow and father alleging that she brandished a knife, first at herself and then directed towards him, resulting in a cut to his lip.  Mother was arrested for battery – domestic violence and the child was placed in protective custody.  Next hearing is a Status Check on possible negotiations on 8/11/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003698

Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on June 11, 2020 due to mother and baby both testing positive for methamphetamine when the child was born. Natural mother denies use and stated that she may have smoked marijuana that had been laced with methamphetamine without her knowledge. She acknowledged prior use of methamphetamine but states she was “tired of the stuff and only smokes cigarettes. The child had a medical issue which delayed his discharge from the hospital, when he was ready for discharge the mother was in CCDC on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle. Natural father was also located at CCDC on charges involving possession of a firearm. Neither parent was available to take custody of the child for three additional days after the child was eligible for discharge.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003849

Newborn baby girl born to parents with prior CPS history.  Mother reports being sober since January, and denies any mental health issues. Baby did not test positive for substances at the time of birth. However, the parents’ rights to a sibling were terminated last year over concerns of ongoing substance abuse issues and untreated mental health. Mother wants to engage in services and bring child home.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/25/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-001521

Sibling group of six children ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 1 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to inadequate shelter after they were found living in a park restroom.  The parents report efforts to secure stable housing and employment.  The children are currently split between two different family members.  Oldest child is being represented by CAP.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003423

A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed; mother admitted to both drug use and cigarette smoking during pregnancy.  Father reported past use, but now states that he is clean. Neither parent had any supplies for the baby and lack resources.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/10/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-004389

14 year old Samia came into DFS care on June 19, 2020. Natural mother is incarcerated and subject minor ran away from home due to abuse, both physical, sexual and mental, inflicted by natural father. The minor child reported being locked in her room for as long as two weeks, not being provided food, and being sexually abused and physically abused, including being strangled.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-004196

Four year old boy was removed by CPS after law enforcement found him in a parked car with his mother.  His mother was passed out with observable needle marks on her arms.  His father could not pick up him up; the father was already incarcerated.  The paternal grandmother is willing to take the client but lives out of state. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/29/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-004541

3 year old boy and 5 month old boy came into DFS care on June 23, 2020 due to mother and father having a history of domestic violence. Mother was given sole legal and physical custody of boys at the conclusion of the Petition I case (December 2019) and father’s visitation was to be supervised. Mother admitted that she did not supervise his visitation, she also dissolved a temporary protective order after the Petition I case was closed.  Oldest girl sibling, age 7 disclosed that when the couple lived in Ely, father had engaged in sexual abuse of her and that she told her mother. Mother filed a police report but during the investigation caused sibling girl to be relocated to live with relatives in California. The EIy investigation was closed and, although mother believed the disclosure that  daughter had made, she continued to allow father to have unsupervised contact with daughter.  This is a conflict case as CAP office represents older girl sibling. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/9/2020 at 10:15 am, and Trial on 10/15/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003554

A newborn baby girl tested positive for multiple substances when she was taken to the hospital for breathing issues.  Hospital personnel noted that the baby was experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Baby was born at home, but mother went to work within a day after giving birth, leaving the child with the grandmother.  The mother later attempted to take the baby from the hospital against medical advice.  Both parents have a history of substance abuse and involvement with CPS.  Neither parent has the client’s siblings in their care. Then next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-004882

Minor boy came into care on 6/26/2020.  The child was born drug exposed.  Mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy.  The natural parents have three other children that are currently in protective custody.  Ongoing issues with substance abuse and homelessness for parents, who did not appear for PCP hearing. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/17/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-004868

Subject Minors 1.5 and 4 months old were removed after 4 month old had humerus fracture.   Family reports constant arguing and Domestic Violence between the young parents and that they seem overwhelmed and easily frustrated by the two young children.  Natural Parents claimed that minor’s arm snapped while father was trying to swaddle him.   Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 7/29/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-005044

A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed.  Her mother has untreated mental health issues, and has lost her rights to other children.  Baby is placed with an aunt, with the goal of connecting her somehow with her siblings. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-005131

A newborn boy came into DFS care in June 2020 after he was born substance exposed.  The mother admitted to using methamphetamines during pregnancy and doesn’t plan to receive treatment for substance abuse.  A putative father has been identified and paternity needs to be established.  The child has been placed with his maternal grandparents.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 9/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-005321

A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  His mother wants to care for him and has appropriate supplies.  She continues to test positive for drugs while denying active use.  Client is placed with family.  Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 1:30 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial for Mother on 8/31/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-005842

This child came into care with her sibling on 9/8/2018 due to the arrest of the mother for a DUI, also, due to inadequate supervision.  Mom drinks until she passes out when the children are in her care.  Due to conflict, 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. Next hearing will be a Plea Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-004264

17 year old girl came into the system with her 5 year old sister.  The cases have been separated and since the girls are in different living situations.  The girls came into the legal custody of the Department of Family Services in July 2019 due to neglect. Their mother was subsequently hospitalized and later deceased. The father’s rights were terminated in April 2020. The permanency plan for this 17 year old girl is other Other Planned Living Arrangements. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005538

A newborn baby boy was born exposed to substances in utero. He was born in a hotel room bathtub and then transferred to the hospital.  Mother tested positive for marijuana at the time of birth. The baby tested positive for amphetamines. The parents are homeless and do not have supplies to care for the baby, however they have expressed wanting to care for the but, are struggling with housing instability, drugs and mental health issues.  Next hearing is a Status Check on Mother’s Case Plan on 8/25/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005257

This 5 year old girl came into the system along with her 17 year old sister.  The case has been separated since the girls are in different living situations.  The girls came into the legal custody of the Department of Family Services in July 2019 due to neglect. Their mother was subsequently hospitalized and later deceased. The father’s rights were terminated in April 2020. The permanency plan for this 17 year old girl is other Other Planned Living Arrangements. Next hearing is set for a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005111

Baby girlcame into DFS care on July 1, 2020. Mother has two older children who are currently wards of the Court and the permanency goal regarding those children is termination of parental rights and adoption. Mother tested positive for methamphetamine at the time of birth and later admitted that she had used methamphetamine throughout her pregnancy and as recently as three days before giving birth; mother was living in a room in an apartment of a friend she just met but was informed that she would need to leave within a week. Mother advised that she has located an apartment but has not yet signed a lease; therefore,  lacks shelter to provide for the child.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005973

10 year old girl came into DFS care on July 9, 2020. Mother reported that the father is deceased, mother was arrested and there was no responsible adult available at the time of the arrest to take custody of the child. The home was described as being littered with trash, the ceiling was falling in, rodents were running throughout the house and drug paraphemalia was within the reach of the child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005523

Girl siblings, ages 13 and 6 years old came into DFS care on July 3, 2020. Mother’s (now) adult son was adjudicated as a delinquent child due to sexual misconduct with his sister when he was a juvenile. District Court Judge Bryce Duckworth ordered natural mother to exclude older son from the home ( 13 year old girl is now the same age as her sister when the sister was assaulted by him). Natural mother refuses to exclude her adult son from the home and told CPS that the girls could be taken. She does not believe that son sexually assaulted his sister. Mother has refused to obey the District Court Order and her conduct places the girls at risk of being victimized by their older brother. Natural father is in the Dominican Republic suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005774

A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to illicit drugs; both parents have a history of substance abuse.  There are older maternal half siblings with a grandmother in Arizona.  The grandmother may be willing to take the baby. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Consumer Fraud

Case Number: 2019-008922

Client hired an attorney to help with the family case in District Court. A temporary order was granted giving sole possession of the property to reside in with the minors. But, client is not staying in the property at the moment in fear of ex-husband. Instead the property is currently being rented out for $700 per month. Client is living with the minors at her mother’s residence. Client states that ex-husband sold the house to another, at which point he violated the joint preliminary injunction from the Family Court case. Client states buyer knew about the divorce proceeding. Ex-husband received $25,000. Client did sign a quitclaim deed over to husband, when the property was refinanced per the realtor’s advice. Then, new buyer attempted to evict the client, but the eviction case was dismissed. The court order states that the preliminary injunction is granted, client will remain in the property with a modified rent payment, and new owner is precluded from evicting applicant. Applicant states her prior attorney withdrew because she ran out of funds. Court permitted client to respond no later than December 30, 2019. Applicant is seeking attorney presentation or advice for the civil case.

Case Number: 2020-002193

The client needs assistance with recovering $5k from Adverse. He purchased a mobile home from adverse for what he thought would  be $5k. He gave them cash, no receipt only a picture of the cash. Come to find out the $5k was just a deposit and the total sales price was actually $20k. The applicant agreed to make $300 monthly payments on a rent to own agreement. He does recall signing paperwork, he does have a copy of it all however he doesn’t understand it because it’s in English; his primary language is Spanish but he has a friend who translates for him, who was not able to assist. During the visual inspection the applicant noticed several issues such as exposed electrical wires, a gas tube in one of the bedrooms which he’s afraid could be hazardous, and no water heater. He requested to have all issues fixed, the adverse verbally agreed to do so upon the sale. The issues have not been fixed up to date, the applicant has even been heating his water on a stove to bathe. He asked adverse for his money back but instead they threatened to evict him unless he pays the agreed $300 / month for the purchase.

Case Number: 2019-000611

Client would like assistance in collecting his default judgment of $200,814. Default Judgment. The State of Nevada prosecuted pleaded guilty.   His sentence included making restitution payments to all 63 victims jointly. was ordered to make an initial restitution payment/deposition in the amount of $248,000.00 on July 7, 2015.  He has since been ordered to submit a minimum monthly restitution payment of $250.00.  Client would like assistance in enforcement of his civil judgment.

Case Number: 2020-003377

Hispanic female age 45 and also a single mother of 2 minor children. She is currently working part-time at a nursing facility. Client is low income and she’s receiving food stamp assistance in the amount of $519/monthly. She is not receiving child support.

She is seeking attorney representation to help transfer property title under her name and assistance with a QDRO after a Decree was granted on January 28, 2020 against opposing party.

Client states that opposing party, during the divorce process committed fraud by withdrawing the “Contractor Retirement Plan”. The plan had approximately $26k, which client was granted. Client was also granted child support, but has not received any payments. Client mentioned that after opposing party depleted the retirement plan and the decree was granted. The opposing party had been deported, because of the domestic violence. Client states she needs help with the QDRO.

Client was granted sole and separate property in the decree of divorce. The property is currently held as, wife and husband as joint tenants. Client needs help to properly transfer the title of property to her name.

Case Number: 2020-003377

Clients is a 45 year old female Spanish speaking only.  She’s a single mother of 2 minor children. She’s is currently working part-time at a nursing facility with a monthly income of $1400. She receives food stamp assistance in the amount of $16/monthly. She is not receiving child support.

She is seeking attorney representation to help transfer property title under her name and assistance with a QDRO after a Decree was granted on January 28, 2020 against opposing party.

Client states that opposing party, during the divorce process committed fraud by withdrawing the “Contractor Retirement Plan”. The plan had approximately $26k, which client was granted. Client was also granted child support, but has not received any payments. Client mentioned that after opposing party depleted the retirement plan and the decree was granted. The opposing party had been deported, because of the domestic violence. Client states she needs help with the QDRO.

Client was granted sole and separate property in the decree of divorce. The property is located in  North Las Vegas NV. The property is currently held as, wife and husband as joint tenants. Client needs help to properly transfer the title of property to her name.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2019-007410

Victim of domestic violence is seeking assistance with custody matter. Adverse party currently has open battery case against client. Client has videos of adverse threatening to kill client and harm child. There is only one biological child, 2 years old, who resides with client in Las Vegas. Adverse party also lives in Las Vegas. Client seeks joint and primary custody of minor with visitations for opposing party. Client would like to relocate to Louisiana to be with her family. The next hearing  is for a Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for 2/7/20 at 9:00 am.

Case Number: 2020-000072

The parties never married, they have three (3) children.  They divorced after the first child and had two more children after the divorce who were not included in the decree.  The applicant is seeking primary physical custody.  Adverse party was arrested for domestic violence in May, 2019, but it was pled down to disturbing the peace.  Plaintiff was awarded temporary primary physical custody after motion practice.  The parties will return to court on April 7, 2020 for a return from mediation.

Case Number: 2020-000065

Parties married in April, 2018 they are no children.  Applicant alleges history of domestic violence.  There are four (4) vehicles to be divided and a home purchased during the marriage but applicant is not on the deed.

Case Number: 2020-002632

Applicant has a current TPO on opposing party, which expires on 5/9/2020. She has currently been laid off from her job because of COVID-19. She used the IRS tracking to track her stimulus and found that it was direct deposited into opposing party’s bank account. She used opposing party’s bank account because she does not have her own bank account and needed one to receive her tax refund. She would like to get her stimulus money from opposing party.

Family Law (Divorce/Custody)

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.  Spanish Speaking Client.

Case Number: 2019-007410

Victim of domestic violence is seeking assistance with custody matter. Adverse party currently has open battery case against client. Client has videos of adverse threatening to kill client and harm child. There is only one biological child, 2 years old, who resides with client in Las Vegas. Adverse party also lives in Las Vegas. Client seeks joint and primary custody of minor with visitations for opposing party. Client would like to relocate to Louisiana to be with her family. The next hearing  is for a Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for 2/7/20 at 9:00 am.

Case Number: 2020-000399

Client is seeking assistance with divorce, custody and returning his children back to Las Vegas. Opposing party and applicant have some debts and cars that must be divided.

Case Number: 2020-000304

Parties never married.  Applicant is requesting sole/sole custody order.  Other party last saw child in December, 2019.  Applicant says after an argument, he put her and the child out of the house.

Case Number: 2020-000072

The parties never married, they have three (3) children.  They divorced after the first child and had two more children after the divorce who were not included in the decree.  The applicant is seeking primary physical custody.  Adverse party was arrested for domestic violence in May, 2019, but it was pled down to disturbing the peace.  Plaintiff was awarded temporary primary physical custody after motion practice.  The parties will return to court on April 7, 2020 for a return from mediation.

Case Number: 2020-000065

Parties married in April, 2018 they are no children.  Applicant alleges history of domestic violence.  There are four (4) vehicles to be divided and a home purchased during the marriage but applicant is not on the deed.

Case Number: 2020-002094

Applicant wants joint/joint custody of her 4 year old son that lives with his father, the OP. The parties were never married. Our applicant resides in California, but the child lives here in Las Vegas with his father (the OP). She states that the child has been living with OP here in Las Vegas since 2018. They never had a Court order in regards to the child. She wants joint/joint with visitation; she still wants the child to live with OP, but she wants visitation rights, as OP, lately, makes it difficult for her to see the child.

Case Number: 2020-001891

Applicants is age 68 and retired, is seeking Pro Bono representation after being served with a complaint for divorce with no children, only community property and debt. He states opposing party abandoned the residence after being married since 1977. Reason for the divorce is incompatibility. He agrees to the divorce, but is disputing opposing parties request to be awarded 50% of the property, retirement and/ or pension and 50% value of a F150 Ford truck. He states there is debt but any debt under his or her name is their own sole responsibility. He is not seeking alimony.

Case Number: 2020-001851

Parties married in 2009 and separated in 2017.  Applicant is seeking a divorce and custody of their three children. Applicant and the children live in Las Vegas and AP lives in Kansas and is active military at this time.  Applicant is seeking sole legal and primary physical custody, child support has been establish and being collected by the DA child support office.  The parties have many debts, a military pension and many cars to divide. Applicant is also requesting alimony for 5 years.

Case Number: 2020-002100

She is looking for Divorce assistance. No criminal background on her or OP. They married 2010, still reside together. Reason for the Divorce is OP is requesting it. Appl wants spousal support of $1500 per month for 2 years. They have no community property but do have credit card, appl isn’t sure of the amount they owe. They don’t have any children. No DV history.

Case Number: 2020-001975

Applicant wants custody of his two year old daughter.  Applicant and opposing party were never married and applicant is listed as Father on child`s birth certificate.

Case Number: 2020-002196

Client receives social security income only. He is seeking Pro Bono assistance to file a complaint for divorce with no minor children. He was married to opposing party in Las Vegas, Nevada 15 years ago. The parties are still living within the same residence. Opposing party is not pregnant. He states he is seeking divorce because of incompatibility. The parties purchased a property while married in Las Vegas, NV. The property still has a mortgage loan and he would like to split the property 50/50. He would like to keep a car. Opposing party will keep a different car. Client states he does not have a retirement account, but opposing party does. He is seeking to be awarded opposing parties retirement account, but does not know the extent value of the retirement account. Currently the parties do not share a joint bank account. He is seeking alimony.

Case Number: 2020-002632

Applicant has a current TPO on opposing party, which expires on 5/9/2020. She has currently been laid off from her job because of COVID-19. She used the IRS tracking to track her stimulus and found that it was direct deposited into opposing party’s bank account. She used opposing party’s bank account because she does not have her own bank account and needed one to receive her tax refund. She would like to get her stimulus money from opposing party.

Case Number: 2020-002118

Applicant was laid off due to COVID. He is seeking assistance with the modification of  custody. He would like joint/joint. Each parent to have one week with the minor child.

Case Number: 2020-0024005

Applicant is seeking assistance for divorce, they have adult children. There is domestic violence. Community properties include a house, both are on title; and applicant’s life insurance of $100k. Community debt includes the mortgage from U.S. Bank and individual pay day loans from both parties. The reason for the divorce is opposing party has entered applicant into a medical facility and is refusing to let her come home. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-002841

Applicant is seeking assistance with joint primary custody because the opposing party cannot provide appropriate living space and support for the children. The parties have a 2-year old son and 3-year old daughter. Applicant and opposing party, are on their birth certificates. There are no domestic violence or child protective issues. Applicant and children are residents of Nevada, opposing party is a resident of Indiana. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court. However, opposing party has opened a child support case.

Case Number: 2020-002767

Client wants assistance to get a Divorce. She married opposing party in 2015 and have been separated since 2016. They have no children, no assets and no debts.

Case Number: 2020-003207

Applicant is seeking assistance for divorce with sole/joint custody. The parties have a 5-year old son and a 2-year old son. Opposing party, is on the minor’s birth certificate. There is no domestic violence or child protective issues. Community property includes two cars – opposing party is the only one on the title for both vehicles, applicant’s checking account with $0 balance, and joint checking account with $0 balance. Community debt includes car loan with unknown balance. The reason for the divorce is abandonment by opposing party. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court.

Case Number: 2020-003222

Client would like representation in a modification of custody case.  Former partner filed a custody complaint, served the complaint by publication and obtained SOLE/SOLE custody order of their two children by default on 01-16-20. The children have been living with their father since January of 2019, Opposing party would let the children stay with client often. They had a falling out and he showed up to client’s house with the court order and took the children.  She was shocked with the court order, she had no idea that opposing party had obtained SOLE/SOLE custody. Opposing party is very strict about visitation and the visiting time is very limited. Client would like representation in setting aside the current order and modify to JOINT / JOINT.

Case Number: 2020-003646

Client is looking for a divorce and sole legal and physical custody of her 17 year old son. Her husband abandoned the family 9 years ago. The only community property is her 2006 vehicle. No community debt. Income qualified

Case Number: 2020-006265

Applicant is a 53 years old woman, she`s been married with OP for the past 20 years. For the past 20 years both she and the children (now adults) suffered emotionally, physically, verbally abuse from OP who is a drug addict and an alcoholic. Last act of domestic violence happened on June 29th 2020; Opposing party punched the walls, named names, cursed, acted violently against applicant. No minor children involved. She just wants to divorce him.

Case Number: 2020-003396

Applicant is seeking assistance for custody modification to sole/primary. The parties have a 3 -year old daughter. Opposing party is on the minor’s birth certificate. There has been domestic violence and child protective issues, the issue has been closed. The reason for the separation is due to opposing party’s drug and violence issues. Applicant states that she has proof of the violence. Parties are residents of Las Vegas. they have an open case with District Court.  There is only one child that should be involved in the case, however, OP included the other two children from applicant’s previous marriage. The custody order for those children was made in Los Angeles.  She is seeking sole/primary custody because opposing party works 5 days a week and child is left with his parents. She claims that his parents are unfit to watch the child. Opposite party wants joint/primary, applicant alleges it is because he wants to relocate child to California.

Case Number: 2020-005743

Client is looking for representation in a custody complaint filed by the opposing party on June 25, 2020.  Client and opposing party had an altercation on 06/25/20, opposing party called police and stated there was domestic violence, which there wasn’t. Client was not arrested and opposing party is the one who kicked in a hole in the door. Client’s sister removed their son from the situation. Opposing party rushed out that same day, obtains counsel, and a complaint for custody is filed on 06/25/20 at 9:23 pm. Client seeking JOINT / JOINT opposing party is seeking JOINT / PRIMARY.

Case Number: 2020-004083

Applicant is seeking an attorney to represent her in a custody case against her child’s father. The parties were never married and have never had a custody order before. Their daughter is 9. Client has not seen her daughter since Mother’s Day, and opposing party will not tell her where they are.

Case Number: 2020-005756

Applicant is seeking assistance for divorce with joint custody, and alimony if possible. The parties have two daughters, ages 16 years old and 11  years old. Opposing party is on the minors’ birth certificate. The 11-year old child lives with applicant in Nevada. Opposing party and 16-year old child has lived in Washington since October 2019. Both parties have agreed to the current arrangement and have already established child support between themselves. There are no domestic violence or child protective service issues. Community property includes 2015 truck, vehicle and title is with opposing party but applicant wants this vehicle, and a 2019 SUV which is in applicant’s possession. Community debt includes car loans. The reason for the divorce is irreconcilable differences. No criminal history. No current open case in District Court

Case Number: 2020-006099

Client is seeking pro bono assistance with divorce & custody. She married opposing party in 2009, separated on September 2019 due to lack of equality & verbal abuse. No physical abuse. Client is requesting spousal support for the amount of $500 per month. She would also like be entitled to opposing party’s retirement benefits, she has none. There are no community assets or debts. They have 2 minor children ages 8 and 5. Client is seeking joint/joint custody. Only pending case is a DA Child Support matter.

Case Number: 2020-006969

Client needs assistance with her divorce. She has been a house wife for 25 years and  husband has been putting all his earnings into a trust fund  as well as his business account and before they remarried (divorced 2009- remarried 2015) he also put the house into a trust fund. Client has no job experience nor does she  have a 401k or Social Security to rely on when she can no longer work. Client would  like to get help to receive some funding from opposing party. She also believes opposing party is hiding funds from her and saving them for himself only.

Case Number: 2020-005740

Client is seeking representation in custody case. She has one child. She met opposing party in September 2019 through family friends, they got together one night that ended up in a pregnancy. There was never a relationship.   Opposing party pressured applicant for an abortion. Opposing party has filed for a complaint for custody/ paternity and seeking JOINT / JOINT and client is fine with that. Applicant believes opposing party’s true residence is in Fontana, CA., and is very scared that he will take baby to California.

Federal

Case Number: 2019-009680

Plaintiff, who is incarcerated in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In the Complaint, Plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center (“LCC”). Plaintiff filed an emergency grievance about the pain he was in because he used a catheter to urinate. It was well-known that it was medically proper to use a numbing solution when using a catheter. Plaintiff had well-documented prostate problems.  The doctor refused to order lidocaine for Plaintiff to use with the catheter. Plaintiff was in pain for ten months. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable deliberate indifference to serious medical needs claim.  It is further ordered that given the nature of the claim(s) that the Court has permitted to proceed, this action is stayed for 90 days to allow Plaintiff and Defendant(s) an opportunity to settle their dispute before the $350.00 filing fee is paid, an answer is filed, or the discovery process begins. During this 90-day stay period and until the Court lifts the stay, no other pleadings or papers may be filed in this case, and the parties will not engage in any discovery, nor are the parties required to respond to any paper filed in violation of the stay unless specifically ordered by the Court to do so. The Court will refer this case to the Court’s Inmate Early Mediation Program, and the Court will enter a subsequent order.

Case Number: 2020-002401

Plaintiff, who is incarcerated in the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections (“NDOC”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In the Complaint, Plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center (“LCC”). Plaintiff filed an emergency grievance about the pain he was in because he used a catheter to urinate. It was well-known that it was medically proper to use a numbing solution when using a catheter. Plaintiff had well-documented prostate problems.  Dr. Adamson refused to order lidocaine for Plaintiff to use with the catheter. Plaintiff was in pain for ten months. The Court finds that Plaintiff states a colorable deliberate indifference to serious medical needs claim.  It is further ordered that given the nature of the claim(s) that the Court has permitted to proceed, this action is stayed for 90 days to allow Plaintiff and Defendant(s) an opportunity to settle their dispute before the $350.00 filing fee is paid, an answer is filed, or the discovery process begins. During this 90-day stay period and until the Court lifts the stay, no other pleadings or papers may be filed in this case, and the parties will not engage in any discovery, nor are the parties required to respond to any paper filed in violation of the stay unless specifically ordered by the Court to do so. The Court will refer this case to the Court’s Inmate Early Mediation Program, and the Court will enter a subsequent order.

Case Number: 2020-002873

Plaintiff, who is a prisoner in the custody of the Nevada department of corrections (“NDOC”), has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.  In the complaint, plaintiff sues multiple defendants for events that took place while plaintiff was incarcerated as a pretrial detainee at the Clark County Detention Center (“CCDC”). In count I, plaintiff alleges the following: classified plaintiff, a pretrial detainee, as “max status” to punish plaintiff. Under this classification, jail officials confined plaintiff to his cell for 23 hours a day on the weekdays and 48 hours for the weekends, denied plaintiff all programs, restricted plaintiff’s television viewing options, restricted visitation, and restricted commissary. Plaintiff had been in solitary maximum lock up for over 730 days. Two prison officials mailed plaintiff a letter sanctioning plaintiff to 60 days confinement which prohibited commissary and visitation. (Id.) This sanction caused extreme hardship because jail officials did not serve enough food to properly feed the inmates. (Id. at 23, 28). The officials sanction caused plaintiff to lose 70 pounds. (Id. at 28). Another officer also allegedly came into plaintiff’s cell and sexually assault plaintiff. (ECF No. 1 at 24). Officers slammed plaintiff backwards and injured plaintiff’s neck and head. (Id.) After plaintiff hit the concrete in handcuffs, the officers rolled plaintiff onto his back and stood on his back. In the meantime, plaintiff was suffocating from the officers on his back. (Id. at 42). After plaintiff returned to consciousness from the lack of air, the officer put a tazer in plaintiff’s mouth. When the officers stopped, plaintiff’s boxers were pulled down to his knees and the officers laughed at plaintiff as they walked away. (Id.) Plaintiff went into convulsions.

Case Number: 2019-009674

Client sues multiple defendants for events that took place while he was incarcerated at the CCDC. During the arrest, one of the officers told plaintiff to “take his hands out of his pockets.” When plaintiff complied, the officers pushed and tackled plaintiff to the ground and beat plaintiff’s face and upper body with their fists and metal batons. The officers tasered plaintiff and put him in a choke hold until he was unconscious. When plaintiff “came to,” the officers were still punching plaintiff and yelling “quit resisting.” During this time, officers yanked plaintiff’s right arm from its socket and dislocated plaintiff’s arm. The officers also fractured plaintiff’s shoulder bone. Plaintiff suffered a contusion and had cuts from head to toe. The officers had to take plaintiff to Spring Valley Hospital for shoulder relocation and x-rays because plaintiff’s face was black, blue, and green. At the hospital, the officers handcuffed plaintiff behind his back and in a four-point restraint causing “intense pain and suffering.” The officers took plaintiff to the hospital while handcuffing plaintiff in a manner that caused intense pain—level 9 pain out of 10—for hours while they mocked and laughed at plaintiff. The officers kept plaintiff handcuffed at each limb to opposite corners of the bed for hours. Plaintiff was not permitted to lie down, use the bathroom, get water, and was unable to feed himself because both arms were immobilized. The court interprets plaintiff as a pretrial detainee at the time of these events and analyzes plaintiff’s claims under the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause. Plaintiff’s pain continues to this day and he has lost range of motion.

Case Number: 2020-003489

Plaintiff is seeking judicial review of the Social Security Administration’s denial of disability benefits on behalf of her minor son. She has informed the court that she is having a hard time retaining an attorney. Due to the difficulty she has faced with finding representation and her son’s recent hospitalization the court has referred the case to the pro bono program to assist the plaintiff with her complaint. The court has held that a parent cannot bring an action on behalf of a minor without retaining an attorney and she is unable to continue without assistance. The case has been at the US District Court, District of Nevada since March 5, 2020.

Case Number: 2020-005767

Applicant sues multiple defendants for events that took place while the applicant was incarcerated at High Desert State Prison (HDSP).  The complaint alleges the following: during the summer of 2016, the applicant  was housed in a cell block unit without functioning air conditioning or ventilation. The National Weather Association issued multiple excessive heat warnings during the summer of 2016, and on multiple occasions during that summer, the temperature in applicant’s unit exceeded 120 degrees. The applicant experienced heat exhaustion as a result of the conditions. NDOC staff worked on the ventilation unit while the applicant was in his cell.

The work on the ventilation unit created fumes and metal flakes that went into the plaintiff’s un-ventilated cell.  During the summer of 2016, the plumbing in the unit went out repeatedly. When the plumbing went out, raw sewage, including human waste, would gush under applicant’s cell door. NDOC staff refused to clean up the raw sewage and did not provide the applicant biohazard equipment to clean the sewage himself. As a result of the raw sewage, he has been diagnosed with hepatitis. During the summer of 2016, his unit was overrun with bugs. the Applicant was bitten by bugs over 100 times. NDOC staff promised him that they would provide him medical attention for the bug bites, but he never received any medical treatment. he  now has scars from the bug bites. The applicant alleges that the conditions of his confinement, namely the lack of air conditioning and ventilation (Count I), the exposure to human waste (Count II), and the bug infestation (Count III) violated the Eighth Amendment.

Landlord/Tenant

Case Number: 2020-002297

Pc was renting an apartment at Las Vegas Apartments.  Client is stuck in Texas due to the Covi-19. She was given two eviction notice.  The first one in January, 2020.  The judge sided with her and the second notice was because she withheld rent.  The client was not working and landlord wouldn’t fix it.  She made an agreement with the landlord that she would pay December, January, February and $266.00 prorated rent for March and they would drop the eviction.  Client paid rent for December, January, February and the $266.00 for March.  A couple of days later she received another eviction notice.  She did not appear in court because she states she did not think she had to appear because she had already had made an agreement with the landlord.  On March 14, 2020 she moved out per agreement and on March 16, 2020 she requested her deposit back.  On March 18, 2020 she received a response telling her that she was in eviction status and she owed $3000.00 and they could put her deposit towards her balance. Client wants her deposit back, the eviction off her record and not be liable for the $3000.00.  Since she states she already paid everything.

Real Estate Fraud

Case Number: 2019-008922

Client hired an attorney to help with the family case in District Court. A temporary order was granted giving sole possession of the property to reside in with the minors. But, client is not staying in the property at the moment in fear of ex-husband. Instead the property is currently being rented out for $700 per month. Client is living with the minors at her mother’s residence. Client states that ex-husband sold the house to another, at which point he violated the joint preliminary injunction from the Family Court case. Client states buyer knew about the divorce proceeding. Ex-husband received $25,000. Client did sign a quitclaim deed over to husband, when the property was refinanced per the realtor’s advice. Then, new buyer attempted to evict the client, but the eviction case was dismissed. The court order states that the preliminary injunction is granted, client will remain in the property with a modified rent payment, and new owner is precluded from evicting applicant. Applicant states her prior attorney withdrew because she ran out of funds. Court permitted client to respond no later than December 30, 2019. Applicant is seeking attorney presentation or advice for the civil case.