Finding a Lawyer
The information here and the Pro Se Assistance Packet are not substitutes for having a lawyer represent you. An experienced lawyer will understand the laws that apply to your case, the court procedures, and litigation strategies.
If you can afford an attorney, you can visit the State Bar of Nevada Referral Service to find an experienced lawyer to handle your case. Some lawyers may take your case without a fee being paid by you in the beginning of the case.
If you cannot afford a lawyer, and no attorney will accept your case without a fee being paid by you at the beginning of the case, you may apply to legal aid to see if they can accept your case. The entities where you can apply are: (1) Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 702-386-1070 (Clark County); (2) Nevada Legal Services, 530 S. Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV, 702-386-0404 or 204 Marsh St., Ste. 101, Reno, NV, 775-284-3491 (statewide); and (3) Washoe Legal Services, 299 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV, 775-329-2727 (Washoe County).
If you are unable to afford an attorney and exhausted all of these avenues, in appropriate circumstances the Court may refer your case to the Federal Court Pro Bono Program where legal aid organizations seek to find volunteers to represent you in your case. This program is limited. To learn more, you can visit the District of Nevada’s Pro Se Page.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada also offers a quarterly Ask-A-Lawyer program, where pro se litigants sit down for 15 minutes with a lawyer at no cost. Pro se litigants can ask questions before filing a case in federal court or get advice regarding their existing case. Advance registration is required. To find out when the next Federal Ask-A-Lawyer is and to register, visit here.
Washoe Legal Services occasionally facilitates an Ask-A-Lawyer program, where pro se litigants sit down for a brief 20-30 minute consultation with an attorney. For more information and to register, visit here.