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 Pro Bono Project Director, Michael Wendlberger (MWendlberger@lacsn.org).

Abuse/Neglect Cases - Children's Attorneys Project

Case Number: 2023-013590 (Urgent)

A sibling group of a 5-year-old girl, a 4-year-old boy, and a 1-year-old boy were removed by DFS and are currently in the protective care of the Department due to physical risk and inadequate supervision by the parents. The mother was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and child abuse. The father of the newborn was arrested for a warrant and child abuse and neglect. The father of the two older children was recently released from prison and cannot take custody of his minor children. At this time, these children need an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 6/6/2024 at 3;30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2023-013593 (Urgent)

A group of three siblings, a 15-year-old girl, a 13-year old boy, and an 8-year-old boy, were removed from their home and came into DFS custody due to allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse and domestic violence. This case also involves their 16-year-old sibling, who is represented by another attorney. At this time, these three children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/18/2024 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

 

 

Case Number: 2023-013185 (Urgent)

Two boy siblings ages, 2-year old and 8-month old were removed by DFS due to ongoing domestic violence instigated by the father against the mother. There have been multiple calls to law enforcement and the Department with regards to father’s violent outbursts toward mother in the presence of the children. DFS has intervened, and once the case resolves, the mother allows the father back into the home and the cycle continues. The children are placed with a maternal aunt at the moment. At this time, these children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/01/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2023-015490

Two sibling girls ages 4-year old and 3-year old were removed from the home and are now in the protective custody of DFS due to parental drug use, improper supervision and lack of resources. At this time, these two minor girls are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 6/4/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/3/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-001026

A 17-year old girl was removed by DFS due to inadequate supervision because the parents were being arrested after a search warrant was conducted and methamphetamines and weapons were found. The parents rights were terminated in November 2022. However, mother appealed the decision to terminate her parental rights.  At this time, this young girl 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.  There are five siblings on this case who have a separate attorney. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

 

Case Number: 2024-001028

A 13-year-old boy was removed by DFS due to his parents’ inadequate supervision and drug use. The parents’ right were terminated in November 2022. However, the mother appealed the decision to terminate her parental rights.  As of today, this minor client wants his mother’s rights reinstated. His siblings have different wishes and are represented by other attorneys. At this time, this young boy needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There are five siblings on this case who are represented by a separate attorney. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-001031

Three siblings, 12-year old boy, 8-year old girl  and 3-year old girl came into the custody of DFS due to inadequate supervision because the parents were being arrested after a search warrant was conducted and methamphetamines and weapons were found. The parents right were terminated in November 2022. However, mother appealed the decision to terminate her parental rights. All the other children have different opinions and wants on the matter.  There are four siblings on this case who have a separate attorney. At this time, these sibling are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-001033 (Pending Placement)

A 1-year old infant boy was removed by DFS due to inadequate supervision because the parents were being arrested after a search warrant was conducted and methamphetamines and weapons were found. The parents right were terminated in November 2022. However, the mother appealed the decision to terminate her parental rights.  As of today, the parental rights for this infant are still intact. There is a termination of parental rights trial scheduled to begin on February 26, 2024. At this time, this infant boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There are five siblings on this case who have a separate attorney. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2020-002866

Two girl siblings, ages 11 and 5, were removed from the custody of their parents due to parental drug use, domestic violence, and lack of resources.  The two girls have two younger siblings who are represented by another attorney.  At this time, these two girls need an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/2/2024 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/3/2024 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 7.

Case Number: 2024-000780

An infant baby boy came into the custody of DFS due to allegations of physical risk, homelessness and parental drug use. This infant boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/11/2024 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-000214

Two siblings, ages 4 and 1, were removed by DFS due to parental substance use and mental health issues. At this time, these two siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check on 6/25/2024 at 10:00 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2024 at 1:30 pm and Review Hearing on 4/22/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2024-000852

A one-year old boy came into DFS custody due to being born drug exposed. Both minor and the mother tested positive for drugs at time of birth.  At this time, this infant boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/18/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/23/2025 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-002522

Two sibling boys ages, 13-year old and 10-year old were removed by DFS and came into the custody of the Department due to neglect, parental domestic violence and drug use. At this time, these two boys are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 6/25/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-001288

Two sibling boys ages, 7-year old and 6-year old came into the custody of DFS due to the drug overdose and hospitalization of the mother, lack of resources to provide for the minor children and neglect. At this time, these two young boys are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/30/2024 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/28/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-001535

A 1-year old girl was removed from her home and is in the custody of DFS due to parental domestic violence, parental drug use and mental health and physical abuse and neglect to minor. At this time, this infant girl 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(s): Review Hearing on 8/8/2024 at 3:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/6/2025 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-002289

An 11-year old girl was removed from her home and is in the custody of DFS due to father’s drug us, lack of resources and threat of harm. At this time, this young girl 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(s): Review Haring on 8/21/2024 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/19/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-002846

A newborn baby boy came was removed by DFS after he was born drug exposed. There is also evidence that there is parental domestic violence. At this time, this newborn baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 8/20/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/18/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2024-001952

A newborn baby boy was removed by DFS due to mother’s extensive mental health issues and the father’s lack of protective capacity. The family has prior history with the department and other minor children have been removed from their care. At this time, this newborn baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 5/28/2024 at 10:00 am and Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/7/2024 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-002699

A 5-year old boy came into the custody of DFS due to parental drug use, parental abandonment, lack of resources and neglect to care for this special need child. At this time, this minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 5/28/2024 at 1:30 pm; Review Hearing on 8/27/2024 at 2:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/25/2025 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-003287

Two siblings, 17-year old girl and 16-year old boy came into the custody of DFS due to their legal guardians being deceased. The Department has been unable to locate the biological parents to be explored for placement. At this time, these two siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-003392

Two siblings, ages 7-years old and 4-years old who were removed from their home and came into DFS custody due to parental mental health issues, parental drug use and improper supervision. At this time, these two boys are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Calendar Call on 5/21/2024 at 10:30 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/7/2024 at 1:30 pm; Review Hearing on 7/30/2024 at 2:15 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/21/2025 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-003432

A 13-year old boy was removed from his home and came into DFS custody due to physical abuse, neglect, and lack of protective capacity. At this time, this teen is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check on Guardianship on 5/8/2024 at 2:15 pm; Calendar Call on 5/29/2024 at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/13/2024 at 9:30 am; Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 10:45 am and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-003517

A 10-year old boy came into the custody of DFS after his mother refused to take physical custody of minor indicating she was not mentally or financially stable. The father was unable to discharge responsibility of minor due to being incarcerated in another state. At this time, this boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 6/25/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-002485

A 10-year old girl was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS due to allegations of inadequate shelter, basic utilities such as running water and electricity were lacking in the home. There are also allegations of inadequate supervision, parental drug use and mental health issues. At this time, this young girl 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(s): Review Hearing on 8/6/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/4/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-003685

A 1-year old infant girl was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS after allegations of neglect, threat of harm, parental mental health and domestic violence were reported to the Department. At this time, this infant girl 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(s): Disposition Hearing on 5/30/2024 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2024-003792

A 9-year old boy came into the custody of Family Services due to parental drug use, parental failure to protect from domestic violence, improper supervision and lack of resources. At this time, this minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 7/24/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Placement Hearing on 1/22/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-003513

Two boy siblings ages 2-years old and 9-months old were removed from their home and came into the custody of Family Services due to parental domestic violence, failure to protect from domestic violence, lack of resources and environmental danger. At this time, these two infant boys are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in need. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/5/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-004615

An 11-month old infant girl came was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS due to parental domestic violence and physical abuse and neglect. At this time, this infant girl 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(s): Disposition Hearing on 5/14/2024 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2024-004241

Two siblings, ages 8-years old and 4-years old came into the custody of DFS after their mother was arrested and the children were left with caregivers who were unable to meet their needs. At this time, these two siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 5/29/2024 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-015472

Group of boy siblings ages 15, 8, and 5 years old came into DFS custody over concerns of the parent’s physical abuse of their step-siblings. The step-siblings are the biological children of father on this case and they are the main victims on the case, however, all children were removed. At this, these boys are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/25/2024 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-018399 (Urgent)

Twin boys, ages 15- year came into DFS custody along with their girl sibling, who has a separate case, due to physical abuse, parental drug use and parental mental health. It was reported by the family that the mother has a history of prescription drug abuse and is currently abusing alcohol. During the last incident, mother became extremely intoxicated getting into an argument with her sister. After the argument, she wanted to leave the home with her youngest daughter. Her twin sons tried reasoning with her, and mother became violent, pushing them out of the way, punching a hole in the drywall and breaking bottles, all while the children were present. Police arrived and she was arrested. The mother experiences symptoms of untreated/undiagnosed mental health conditions, which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to care for the children. The father is reported deceased. The Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 6/18/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-001980

A newborn baby girl came into the custody of DFS due to her mother testing positive for amphetamines and marijuana at the time of delivery. There are also allegations of impending dangers present and the parent’s history of domestic violence. The parents also lack resources to provide for the minor’s basics needs. At this time, this baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 5/23/2024 at 11:00 am; Review Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 2:30 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/11/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-003464

A 7-year old girl came into the custody of DFS along with her two older siblings, who have a separate case due to allegations of physical abuse, sexual abuse and mother’s lack of protective capacity to protect the minor from the ongoing abuse. At this time, this minor girl 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(s): Status Check for California Guardianship on 5/8/2024 at 2:15 pm; Calendar Call on 5/29/2024 at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/13/2024 at 9:30 am; Review Hearing on 7/31/2024 at 10:45 am; and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/29/2025 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-004842

A group of four siblings, ages 7-year old, 5-year old, 4-year old and 1-year old were removed from their home and came into the custody of DFS along with their three older siblings, who have a separate case. The minor children were removed due to disclosures of ongoing domestic violence to school personnel by one of the minors. The minor reported that they have suffered extensive corporal punishment by their father. The family has extensive history with CPS and other ongoing cases. At this time, these young children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and needs as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check Hearing t to address goals for children and status of CAP counsel on 6/26/2024 at 1:30 pm; Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2024 at 1:30 pm and Review Hearing on 4/21/2025 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2024-004873

An 11-year old girl was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS along with her older sibling, who has a separate case. The family came to the attention of the Department due to allegations of inadequate supervision and safety threats . The mother struggles with addiction and is unable to care for minor. At this time, this minor girl 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(s): Plea Hearing on 5/2/2024 at 9:45 am; Disposition Hearing on 5/21/2024 at 1:30 pm; Calendar Call on 6/25/2024 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 7/11/2024 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-001628

A 4-month old baby girl was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS due to concerns regarding parent’s ability to provide for minor. Both parents reported to be homeless and there are also reports of domestic violence between them. The mother has also been diagnosed with pervasive development disorder. At this time, this baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/11/2025 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2024-005322 (Urgent)

An 11-year old girl was removed from her home along with her two siblings, who have a separate case on February 2024 and are now in the custody of DFS. The family came to the attention of the Department due to allegations of lack of resources, improper supervision and neglect by the parents. At this time, this girl 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(s): Plea Hearing on 5/21/2024 at 9:45 am; Review Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/11/2025 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-005323 (Urgent)

A 9-year old girl was removed from her home along with her two siblings, who have a separate case on February 2024, and are now in the custody of DFS. The family came to the attention of the Department due to allegations of lack of resources, improper supervision and neglect by the parents. At this time, this girl 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(s): Plea Hearing on 5/21/2024 at 9:45 am; Review Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/11/2025 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-002955 (Urgent)

A 13-year old boy was removed from his home along with his two sisters, who have a separate case on February 2024, and are now in the custody of DFS. The family came to the attention of the Department due to allegations of lack of resources, improper supervision and neglect by the parents. At this time, this teenage boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 5/21/2024 at 9:45 am; Review Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/11/2025 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2024-004023

A 3-month old baby girl came into the custody of DFS after a report was received with allegations of neglect treatment, inadequate supervision to baby girl. Both parents are incarcerated at this time a release date is unknown at this time. Minor is safely placed with family. At this time, this baby girl 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(s): Disposition Hearing on 5/28/2024 at 9:30 am; Review Hearing on 10/22/2024 at 3:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/22/2025 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 7.

Case Number: 2022-014698 (Urgent)

A 4-year old girl came into DFS custody after a domestic violence incident between mother and her boyfriend. The mother was admitted into hospital due to injuries sustained during the last altercation. Boyfriend was arrested and has an on-going criminal case. This girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check on Progress on 6/11/2024 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/10/2024 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2023-015149 (Urgent)

Two girl siblings, ages 4-year old and 1-year old were removed from their home and came into the custody of DFS due to parental drug use, parental mental health, and improper supervision. There have been reports that the parents have left the minor girls alone and the 4-year old was often seen wondering around alone at day and night times. At this time, these two siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 6/20/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-002390

A 5-month infant boy came into the custody of DFS due to parental incarceration. The parents were unable to discharge their responsibilities to and for the infant because they are both in custody. The parents are facing sentencing on an abuse/neglect case that resulted in bodily harm to their older children. At this time, this infant boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 5/28/2024 at 2:15 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/10/2024 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Domestic Violence

Case Number: 2024-001185

Client is seeking a divorce and joint/primary custody due to domestic violence. She and adverse party have been married since 2018 and share a 5 year old child together.

Case Number: 2024-005115 (Urgent)

The client is seeking a divorce due to severe domestic violence, resulting in the client’s physical disabilities. She and the opposing party do not have any children or community property together. They have been married since 2019 and separated in 2021. The client lives in Pahrump.

Family Law

Case Number: 2024-001185

Client is seeking a divorce and joint/primary custody due to domestic violence. She and adverse party have been married since 2018 and share a 5 year old child together.

Case Number: 2024-005115 (Urgent)

The client is seeking a divorce due to severe domestic violence, resulting in the client’s physical disabilities. She and the opposing party do not have any children or community property together. They have been married since 2019 and separated in 2021. The client lives in Pahrump.

Case Number: 2024-000126 (pending conflict check)

Client and opposing party share two children together. They were never married and client is a single mom. They are already following a joint custody schedule and wants this agreement in writing to ensure no future issues.

Federal Pro Bono Program

Case Number: 2023-009271

An inmate at Ely State Prison filed a civil rights complaint after he claims he assaulted by two prison officers while handcuffed and shackled in December 2020. He alleges he was choked, kicked, and repeatedly punched while they yelled racist insults at him. He suffered what he felt was a fractured cheek bone, loss of hearing, and an injury to his hand, although it took almost two years to get an x-ray done. He put in a request for medical attention after the incident but was not seen by the nurse practitioner until July 2021. The NP ordered x-rays and gave him 800 mg Ibuprofen for the pain. They did not get him in for x-rays until September 2022. After filing multiple medical kites and grievances, he filed this lawsuit. He claims deliberate indifference to serious medical need in violation of the 8th Amendment and equal protection in violation of the 14th amendment, as well as cruel and unusual punishment/excessive use of force in violation of the 8th Amendment and racial discrimination. He is seeking an attorney through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Deadline(s): Case Stayed until pro bono counsel is identified and formally appointed. 

Case Number: 2023-012056

This client alleges he was unlawfully arrested and prosecuted for a burglary at a Las Vegas hotel. He asserts that the police officers were provided with false information and that his case should have been dismissed at the preliminary hearing. He is currently incarcerated and is seeking redress from the government for malicious prosecution, false arrest and imprisonment, denial of equal protection and due process, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Case Number: 2024-000439

This client alleges that corrections officers incited other inmates to harass and attack him. He sustained injuries from the attack and now suffers from nerve damage. Client also alleges that officers took his personal property away from him and destroyed it without the appeal process.

Case Number: 2024-000459

This client alleges that corrections officers attacked him while incarcerated. He is seeking legal representation for his use of excessive force claim against the officers.

Case Number: 2023-003912

A veteran with service-related disabilities is seeking injunctive relief and monetary damages for negligence and breach of contract, equitable relief, attorney’s fees, litigation expenses and costs for the violation of the ADA. He has used his service animal for 7 years in public, including on airline flights, without issue. In May 2021, he and his service animal were at a commercial property he had frequented multiple times. He alleges he was asked to leave because they claimed his trained service animal “nipped” a female employee, which he denies. He was then approached by another employee on his way out of the specific area and told the story was fabricated to get him to leave. The person gave him his card and told him to contact him if he had any issues. The next day, he called to report the incident to the establishment’s security office and was asked to come in person to discuss the situation. He went in and they demanded he provide proof his dog was a service animal. He then spoke to the Security Investigator and asked that the security footage be reviewed, but he believes it was never reviewed and his previous counsel believes it may have been impermissibly destroyed. He is seeking an attorney to assist him in this matter through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Deadline(s): No upcoming deadlines.

Guardianship

Case Number: 2024-002471

The client is 12 years old. Her grandmother and step-grandmother from Ohio are petitioning to be her guardian. Her adoptive mom no longer wants to care for her. Her biological mom is deceased. The citation hearing is on 6/25/2024 at 11:00am.

Case Number: 2023-012647 (URGENT)

This client is 50 years old and suffers from mental health issues.  Her mother has been appointed as her guardian. The client needs an attorney to represent her in her guardianship proceedings and ensure her rights are being protected.

Case Number: 2024-002578

Client is a 34-year-old male. His wife is petitioning to be his guardian. According to her petition, client was found incompetent by two doctors.

Case Number: 2024-000629 (Urgent)

The minor clients are ages 15 and 16. Their paternal aunt and grandmother are seeking guardianship of these two teenagers as their mother routinely kicks them out of their home. Their father is incarcerated on a life sentence. Their mom is expected to object to the guardianship. Citation to Appear on 06/13/2024 at 2:00 pm.

Case Number: 2024-003902

The minor client is 15 years old. The petitioner is a friend of the minor. The minor was adopted by her aunt. However, there is CPS involvement due to claims of neglect and abuse. The minor needs an attorney to advocate for her wishes and rights. The citation hearing is on June 27, 2024 at 9:00 am in Dept. W.

Case Number: 2024-003892

The minor clients are siblings ages 11 and 10, who currently live with their maternal grandparents. Both of their parents are believed to be homeless and suffer from substance abuse. Their maternal grandparents are petitioning to be their guardians. Their father signed a consent waiver to the guardianship petition. Citation Hearing 06/27/2024 at 1:30 p.m. In Dept. W.

Immigration

Case Number: 2024-002343

The client is an Afghan refugee. Asylum has been granted. The client needs assistance with only the Adjustment of Status.

Case Number: 2024-002497

The client is an Afghan refugee. Asylum has been granted. The client needs assistance with only the Adjustment of Status.