Continuing Legal Education


Upcoming CLEs | On-Demand CLEs

PLEASE NOTE: Most of our CLEs have been converted to webinar formats only until further notice. Any in-person CLEs will be noted. Please call us at 702-386-1422 if you have questions. Thank you.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars are offered throughout the year in a range of subject areas based on our needs. These are generally available at no cost to Nevada-licensed or emeritus-certified attorneys who commit to taking a new pro bono case or volunteering for two of our Ask-A-Lawyer programs, unless alternative requirements are indicated in the particular CLE’s description. 

Upcoming CLEs


Presenters: Children’s Attorneys Project Attorneys
Join members of the CAP team as they answer questions and discuss common mental health issues for CAP clients. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about an active CAP case you are handling.

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On-Demand CLEs

Nevada-licensed and emeritus-certified attorneys who request access to view a CLE on-demand will get CLE credit for watching the recording, verifying viewing with the Pro Bono Project, and satisfying the requirement listed for the particular CLE. Please contact the Pro Bono Project for more information.

The Ethical Duty to Practice Trauma-Informed Lawyering CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 10/11/2022
1.0 Ethics CLE credit available for attorneys who take a new pro bono case
Many of our clients have histories of trauma, and the legal system itself all too often compounds and exacerbates that trauma. Attorneys who service clients who have experienced trauma have an ethical and professional duty to understand how trauma manifests to assist in supporting the client and to protect themselves. Trauma-informed legal advocacy acknowledges the need to understand a client’s life experiences in order to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve client engagement, cooperation, and attorney wellness. This session will explore the latest research on trauma, the ethical duty to practice trauma-informed lawyering, and how to integrate trauma-informed practices to strengthen advocacy and improve connections.
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Education Advocacy and School Discipline CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 9/13/2022
1.0 General CLE credit available only to attorneys with an active pro bono CAP case or who take a new pro bono CAP case
It is no secret that children can get in trouble at school for many reasons. The return to in-person education last school year revealed many concerns with discipline and behaviors. Few know that children with eligible disabilities and special education rights are supposed to be disciplined with different considerations and procedures. The same is true for children in foster care who have experienced trauma–extra protections apply whether they have a disability or not. This CLE will highlight discipline in the context of these two populations and provide insight into how advocates can seek just outcomes for their clients. It will also explore discipline inequity and efforts to curb those outcomes through best practices and policies here in Clark County.
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How to Avoid Disputes in Discovery CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 6/6/2022
1.5 General CLE credits available only to attorneys with an active pro bono CAP case or who take a new pro bono CAP case
Eighth District Court Discovery Commissioners Jay Young and Erin Truman will offer a discussion of common pitfalls in discovery and how to avoid them. Bring your discovery questions for an opportunity to learn from the Commissioners and improve your discovery practice.
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Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Boot Camp CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 6/1/2022
1.0 General CLE credit available only to attorneys with an active pro bono family law case or who take a new pro bono CAP case
This training will provide substantive knowledge of the most common family law issues that participants in the Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer events have. After an overview of the law, the remaining time will be a review of hypotheticals with a panel of experienced Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer volunteers to practice providing advice on different scenarios that may come up during an Ask-A-Lawyer.
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Coffee with CAP: Independent Living CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 4/26/2022
1.0 General CLE credits available for attorneys with an active pro bono CAP case
Joseph Taylor, Step Up Supervisor at Clark County Social Service, Lisa Martinez, Manager at Clark County Department of Family Services, Dewey Fowler, CAP Staff Attorney, and Jaymie Junsay, CAP Legal Advocate, review independent living in the context of CAP cases.
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Section 1983 Basics and 8th Amendment Deliberate Indifference
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in Partnership with the Federal Pro Bono Program | Originally recorded on 4/13/2022
1.5 General CLE credits available for attorneys who take a new pro bono immigration case
This training will provide the tools, strategies, and resources to effectively represent pro bono clients in civil rights lawsuits. Professor Karen Blum, JD, LLM, will present the CLE and has over 40 years of litigation and reaching experience in the areas of civil rights, civil procedure, federal courts, and police misconduct litigation. She will review the basics of 1983 claims, with a focus on 8th Amendment Deliberate Indifference claims.
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Presumptions in Cases with Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: NRS §432.157 and §432B.555 Hearings
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 3/25/2022
1.0 General CLE credit available for attorneys with an active pro bono CAP case
This CLE will cover Nevada Revised Statutes §432.157 and §432B.555 dealing with presumptions including; what triggers presumptions, how presumptions can be overcome, and what the burden of proof is in overcoming the presumptions.
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Introduction to Representing Children in Abuse/Neglect Cases
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 2/17/2022
2.0 General CLE credits available for attorneys who take a new pro bono CAP case
In Nevada, children are parties to an abuse/neglect case brought by a child welfare agency; under Nevada law, those children have a right to representation by an attorney. This class is an introduction to effectively representing children in foster care. Attendees will learn how to establish an attorney/client relationship with clients of all ages. The class will also provide an overview of the child welfare system and the life of an abuse/neglect case. Last, the class will touch upon common issues, including sibling connections, mental health and delayed permanency.
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To Represent or Not To Represent: Evaluating Conflicts in Child Welfare Cases
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 1/21/2022
1.0 Ethics CLE credit available to attorneys with an active pro bono CAP case
Evaluating conflicts in a child welfare case can be tricky and time consuming, especially when the child’s story is compelling.  Even though the potential/current/former client is a minor, the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct governing conflicts still apply. This class will provide an overview of evaluating conflicts of interest, using a few scenarios commonly arising in abuse/neglect cases.
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Responding to The Needs of Afghan Refugees: Introduction to Asylum
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 1/18/2022
2.5 General CLE credits available for attorneys who take a new pro bono immigration case
In the wake of the Afghanistan evacuation in August 2021, over 200 Afghan families will be settling into life in Nevada and are in need of representation in their asylum cases. This training gives pro bono attorneys the tools to represent Afghan evacuees in asylum cases. It covers asylum law and procedure, cultural competency, and the practical aspects of an asylum case. After the training, pro bono attorneys will have access to sample pleadings, a mentor, and additional trainings as they work through the case(s).
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Giving Children a Voice – Representing Minors in Guardianship Proceedings
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 11/18/2021
1.0 General CLE credit available for attorneys who take a new pro bono guardianship case or volunteer for 2 Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer sessions
Thousands of children in Clark County are cared for by someone other than their parent due to their parents’ death, incarceration, or unsuitability. These children, who are outside the supervision of Children’s Protective Services, have largely gone without advocacy, despite facing many of the same issues as children in the dependency system. This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in guardianship. You will learn the role of the children’s attorney and an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in guardianship cases for both guardianships of the person and estate.
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Basics of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Cases
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 11/5/2021
2.0 General CLE credits available for attorneys who take a new pro bono immigration case
The CLE will cover what Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) is and who is eligible to apply for SIJS. It will also provide an overview of the process of how to apply for SIJS and useful practice pointers.
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Representing High-Risk Victims/Survivors in Family Court
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 10/28/2021
1.0 General CLE credit available for attorneys who take a new pro bono family law case or volunteer for 2 Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer sessions
This training provides the tools, strategies, and resource information for effective representation of domestic violence victims and survivors who are at high risk of serious physical injury or fatality. Topics include drafting pleadings in high-risk cases, application and extension of protection orders, safety planning within litigation, immigration-related relief for victims of violence and crimes, supporting prosecution of adverse parties, and safety options for custodial exchanges and visitation.
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Not A Slave 4 U – #FreeBritney and Ending Guardianship Overreach in Nevada
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 10/20/2021
1.0 General CLE credit available for attorneys who take a new pro bono guardianship case or volunteer for 2 Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer sessions
While the recently released details of Britney Spears’ conservatorship in California were a shock to many, could something similar happen in Nevada? This CLE will provide an overview of the Nevada guardianship system, including the ways in which guardianships can be excessively restrictive, and review alternative options for people who need assistance. It will also highlight the tools needed to represent a protected person in a Nevada guardianship case.
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Basics of Family Law
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 9/29/2021
2.5 General CLE credits available for attorneys who take a new pro bono family law case or volunteer for 2 Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer sessions 
Many people in our community cannot afford legal assistance in family law matters. They are denied access to their children or property and have extreme difficulty navigating the legal system on their own. This seminar will teach you the basics of handling a divorce or custody case and prepare you to help someone in need.
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