Volunteer Opportunities

Representation in a Case

The Pro Bono Project needs volunteer attorneys willing to represent low-income individuals in need of legal assistance in a number of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Appeals
  • Bankruptcy – Chapter 7
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP)
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Family Law (Divorce, Custody)
  • Federal
  • Gaming Work Card Denials
  • Guardianship
  • Holocaust Reparations
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Predatory Lending
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Record Sealing

We do not provide assistance with criminal, employment, personal injury, or traffic matters.

CLICK HERE to view a list of case summaries from our waiting list.

Appellate Pro Bono Program

Pro bono attorneys are needed to represent pro se litigants in appeals. The Nevada Appellate Pro Bono Program offers attorneys the opportunity to serve the court, help clients, and gain valuable experience in handling and arguing appeals in the Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals. The program, developed in 2013, expands the Nevada Supreme Court’s previous efforts to assign pro se appeals to volunteer attorneys and, with the addition of guaranteed oral argument, offers attorneys a unique opportunity to hone their advocacy skills. View the Program Overview and Program FAQs for more information.

CLICK HERE to view available appeals.

Ask-A-Lawyer Programs

Pro bono attorneys are needed to staff our various Ask-A-Lawyer programs, providing brief consultations to pro se litigants.

CLICK HERE to view Ask-A-Lawyer opportunities.

Bankruptcy Pro Bono Litigation Panel

Pro bono attorneys are needed to join our Bankruptcy Litigation Panel. This panel of volunteer attorneys handles issues that arise in midstream bankruptcy cases. Unrepresented litigants in need of representation in a previously filed Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy case are referred to the Pro Bono Project by the Court, Trustees, Bankruptcy Facilitator, and the U.S. Trustee’s office. We need volunteer attorneys to assist clients with revision or completion of schedules, adversary proceedings on behalf of debtors or creditors, and more. We assign income-eligible clients on a rotating basis to volunteer lawyers on the panel.

CLICK HERE to inquire about joining the panel.

Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP)

Pro bono CAP attorneys are needed to provide representation to children who have been abused or neglected. The role of the CAP attorney is to advocate for what the child wants and to work to make that happen. Pro bono CAP attorneys provide a voice for the child and ensure the child’s legal interests and rights are addressed. CAP is a wonderful, well-supported and rewarding volunteer opportunity that gives many lawyers great satisfaction knowing that they made a difference in the life of a child. Every CAP volunteer is assigned a CAP staff attorney mentor and has access to an online pleading and forms bank. Volunteers are also invited to complimentary support luncheons and monthly brown bag CLE trainings on a range of topics applicable to CAP attorneys.

CLICK HERE to inquire about upcoming CAP trainings.

Federal Pro Bono Program

Pro bono attorneys are needed to represent pro se litigants in federal cases. The Federal Pro Bono Program offers attorneys the opportunity to serve the court while assisting indigent clients in need of representation. Cases may be referred for either general purpose or limited purpose representation. Attorneys who agree to represent a client through this program may apply for reimbursement of reasonable expenses from the Attorney Admissions Fund or other Non-Appropriated Funds account (“Court Fund”).

CLICK HERE if you are interested in representing a client through this program.

Partners in Pro Bono

Experienced attorneys are needed to work on pro bono cases with law students. Volunteers become the attorney of record and assist pro bono clients. The mentor attorney allows the law student to participate in all aspects of the case—the initial interview of the client, writing the demand letter, and possible litigation. The program begins every year in September.

CLICK HERE to view more information about the Partners in Pro Bono Program.