A former client of a personal injury law firm filed a professional negligence claim against the firm. The district court dismissed the complaint, without leave to amend. The court concluded that Appellant’s complaint was time barred by the statute of limitations and that she failed to provide sufficient evidence or law to demonstrate why the statute of limitations did not apply to her case. She appealed this decision in the Nevada Supreme Court and is seeking assistance through the Nevada Appellate Pro Bono Program.
Case Number: 2022-007115
Case Number: 2022-006202 (Urgent)
Five children are in need of representation in an appeal of the termination of their father’s parental rights. The Appellant is the father of the five children who went into DFS care in August 2019. On January 3, 2022, the court terminated his parental rights as to all five children in an oral decision following a Termination of Parental Rights trial that spanned multiple days. The Finding of Facts, Conclusions of Law, and Order Terminating Parental Rights was filed on March 3, 2022. He appealed this decision to the Nevada Supreme Court on March 4, 2022 and he filed the opening brief on 7/21/2022. There is a CAP staff attorney who will co-counsel with the pro bono attorney who takes this case.
Case Number: 2022-009174
The Respondent is a grandmother who was appointed guardian of her grandson on April 14, 2021 because his parents had a history of drug use and could not care for the child. In December 2021, there was a Rule 5 hearing in which she admitted to knowledge of information that she did not share with the court prior to the guardianship as she believed the information was not relevant. As a result, the court terminated the guardianship on December 14, 2021. The grandson’s attorney filed a Motion for Reconsideration and requested oral argument on January 1, 2022. The Court initially scheduled a hearing for February 17, 2022 but then rescheduled for the chambers calendar on February 18, 2022 and no hearing was held. The Appellant filed an appeal on February 17, 2022 and the Respondent is seeking assistance through the Appellate Pro Bono Program. Next Deadline(s): Notice of Appearance due July 25, 2022.
Case Number: 2022-011077
Four children ages 10, 6, and 3 (twins), are seeking an attorney to represent them as Respondents and oppose an appeal of a termination of parental rights decision. The children were placed in DFS care on April 27th, 2020 because the Court ruled that, due to the ongoing substance abuse and ensuing domestic violence between natural parents in the home, returning to the home would be contrary to the welfare and safety of subject minor. Throughout the child abuse and neglect case, the parents continued to abuse drugs and alcohol, engage in domestic violence, and lack stability. In determining best interest, the Court looked at the love, affection, and emotional ties between children and their natural parents in comparison to the bond between the children and the current adoptive resource. The Court noted that, while the natural mother has been visiting consistently recently, due to the length of time the children have been placed in the adoptive resource and out of natural parent’s home, they were equally, if not more bonded to the adoptive resource. The Court further found that it was the adoptive resource, and not natural parents, who have provided them with their basic needs (i.e. food, clothing, and shelter) and are able to meet the children’s medical care obligations and emotional needs. As a result, the parent’s parental rights were terminated and the mother appealed this decision. Next Deadline(s): Mother’s appellate brief/appendix due July 25, 2022.