Continuing Legal Education


Upcoming 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. 


1.0 General CLE credit available for attorneys who take a new pro bono case or volunteer for at least 2 future Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer sessions
Generally, adults have the legal right to make decisions for themselves. In some cases though, that is not possible due to any number of reasons and someone else needs to step in to make decisions for the adult until the adult is able to do so again. When that need arises, a guardianship case might be initiated. However, guardianship should be sought as a last resort and only under the appropriate circumstances because guardianship imposes restrictions on the civil rights and liberties of the adult or “protected person.” This CLE will explore less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and teach pro bono attorneys how to choose an option tailored to the needs of the adult involved.

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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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CLEs On-Demand

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.

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 CAP 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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Top 10 Cases To Know in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases CLE
Sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada | Originally recorded on 5/24/2022
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.
This class will cover the leading Nevada Supreme Court opinions on Chapters 432B and 128 in the Nevada Revised Statutes. The presenters will highlight recent published decisions on placement and parental rights, as well as several older decisions which provide the legal framework for dependency matters in Nevada. Last, attendees will receive a quick refresher on some of the longstanding federal decisions governing constitutional rights of parents and children. 
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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