Case Number: 2023-005007 (Urgent)


A former inmate filed a civil rights lawsuit because he alleges NDOC, Clark County School District, and other named defendants unconstitutionally denied him of his liberty without due process because they failed to timely and properly apply deductions to his sentence as allowed by law that would have resulted in an earlier release from prison on parole. He also claims he was denied equal opportunity under the law because he is a sex offender. He earned his high school diploma and took other vocational courses while incarcerated, which entitled him to sentence deductions under Nevada law.  He calculates that the educational time was not properly applied to his sentence to make him eligible for parole 2 months prior to when he was actually released. As a result, he filed his lawsuit. In October 2022, the Court entered an Order Dismissing his First Amended Complaint and he appealed it to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In April 2023, the Ninth Circuit issued a memorandum reversing in part and affirming in part the Court’s Order and remanding the case back to the District Court with respect to the due process claim. The equal opportunity claim dismissal was affirmed. This man is in need of an attorney to assist him in his case through the Federal Pro Bono Program.

Case Number: 2023-003167 (Urgent)


A former inmate filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging he was denied medical care in violation of the 8th Amendment. Specifically, he claims he complained of severe joint pain from 2016 to when he filed his complaint in 2021. He states he submitted multiple kites requesting to see a doctor, but did not see a doctor in the prison and was not examined by a nurse practitioner until 2020. Based on that visit, he was given prescription medication to address the pain, two knee braces, and an elbow brace. He was then referred to an orthopedic specialist and for x-rays. He had not seen the specialist as of the filing of the complaint on 10/8/21. He submitted multiple grievances because of the lack of medical care and they were denied. He also experienced an infection that resulted in going to the emergency room because the prison staff did not provide the emergency care he requested through emergency kites. He is seeking an attorney to represent him in his case through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Hearing(s)/Deadline(s): Dispositive Motions were due by 4/17/2023 and proposed Joint Pretrial Order was due by 5/17/2023. A Motion to Extend Time was filed on 4/17/23 by Defendant and nothing else filed. 

Case Number: 2023-008420 (Urgent)


A man suffering from Hepatitis C, a curable disease, now has irreversible liver damage with incurable cirrhosis because the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) did not give him the treatment he needed to take care of the Hepatitis C. He believes NDOC failed to provide him with any “one of the many commercially available drugs” to cure his Hepatitis C despite knowing that not doing so would cause serious risk to his health. As a result, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 complaint alleging violations of the Eighth Amendment. This inmate is seeking representation through the Federal Pro Bono Program. Next Hearing(s): Status Conference on 9/19/2023 at 12:15 pm by videoconferencing.

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: 2024-001267 (URGENT)


Client is 15 years old. Her step-father is petitioning to be her guardian. Step-father was married to client’s mother but she is deceased. Her father is also deceased. This minor needs an attorney to represent her in the guardianship matter. Citation hearing date TBD.

Case Number: 2024-001386 (URGENT) Upcoming Hearing


Client is a 50-year-old male who needs an attorney to represent his wishes and needs in a guardianship matter. His mother is petitioning to be his guardian because she believes he needs long-term care and suffers from mental illnesses. His mother reports he refuses to see a doctor and has been abusive and combative towards her. Citation Hearing is on 4/3/2024 at 2 pm.

Case Number: 2023-012608 (Urgent)


The client is seeking a divorce due to domestic violence. She is looking for joint legal and joint physical custody of her six-year-old child. She works with children, very responsive, and is income-qualified. The parties have some debt and a home. The couple married in 2014.

Case Number: 2024-000658 (Respondent)


The parties were never married and share one minor child. The child was born in Las Vegas in 2021. In February of 2022, appellant relocated to Florida with the child. Since that time, respondent has only been permitted to visit with the child on one occasion. Around the time of the appellant’s relocation, respondent filed a complaint for custody. The district court awarded the parties joint legal custody until August 2026, when the child begins kindergarten. At that time, respondent shall have primary physical custody. Appellant appeals, asserting that the district court erred in determining custody and in finding that no domestic violence occurred despite the face that respondent did not deny the allegations.

Case Number: 2022-006507 (Urgent)


A group of four siblings, 10-year old twin girls, 8-year old boy and 2-year old girl were removed by DFS due to parental drug use, homelessness and lack of resources. At this time, these four young 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): Review Hearing on 8/14/2024 at 2;30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 2/19/2025at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-003252 (Urgent)


A 2-year old girl was removed from her home and came into the custody of DFS due to allegations of abuse, emotional neglect, parental drug and alcohol use and domestic violence. 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 7/16/2024 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2024-003281 (Urgent)


A one-year old infant girl came into the custody of DFS due to both parents being deceased. 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/13/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2024-003356 (Urgent)


A 10-year old boy was removed from his home and is in the custody of DFS along with his six siblings, who have separate cases. The family came to the attention of the Department after one of the minors disclosed ongoing Domestic Violence to school personnel. 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 4/23/2024 at 2:00 pm; Calendar Call on 6/4/2024 at 9:30 am; 157 Hearing on 6/26/2024 at 1:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/8/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

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: 2024-000583 (Urgent)


A group of seven siblings, ages 16, 12, 7, 5, 4, and 1 were removed and came into the custody of DFS due to one of the minors disclosing to school personnel that there was ongoing and repeated accounts of corporal punishment to all minor children. At this time, these siblings 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): Review Hearing on 4/23/2024 at 3:00 pm; Calendar Call on 6/4/2024 at 9;30 am; 157 Hearing on 6/26/2024 at 1:30 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/8/2024 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2023-007555 (Urgent)


A group of three siblings ages, 10-year old and 8-year old twins came into DFS care due to parental mental health. The mother experiences symptoms of mental health episodes which are inadequately treated and impair her ability to care for the minor children. The mother reported being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and severe anxiety.  At this time, these 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): Termination of Parental Rights Hearing on 4/18/2024 at 9:30 am; Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/20/2024 at 2:30 pm and Review Hearing on 2/18/2025 at 2;30 pm  in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2023-011981 (URGENT)


Client had a lease with adverse party from August 2022-July 2023 and received a 30-day no cause notice to quit at the end of June 2023. Client moved out 7/31/2023 and received a move-out statement on 9/9/2023. Client had the paid security deposit of $4250. The total charges on the move-out statement are $5244.65 with a balance owed of $994. Client is disputing these charges and would like assistance with getting the security deposit back.

Case Number: 2023-011868 (URGENT)


An 18-year-old man diagnosed with ASD and psychosis is in need of an attorney to represent him as the proposed protected person in an adult guardianship. The grandfather was the proposed protected person’s guardian when he was a minor and has filed a petition for adult guardianship of him. The proposed protected person lives with the grandpa. He was run over by a car in May 2023 and the guardian has retained a personal injury attorney to handle that case. The grandfather is petitioning for guardianship and permission to represent the man in any legal proceedings related to the personal injury case. The grandfather, through his attorney, has filed a Notice to Seek Fees from Guardianship Estate in this case. In this case, the 18-year-old is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights in the adult guardianship proceedings.

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.