“We are all waiting for the perfect time. That perfect time is now, spring.” Learn more from Michael Wendlberger in the Pro Bono Corner in this month’s issue of bar journal Communiqué (May 2023).
Tips for Enforcing State Constitutional Claims In Light of the Supreme Court of Nevada’s Landmark Decision, Mack v. Williams
“Can a person sue the state (and its agents) for violations of their rights under the Nevada Constitution?” Read more in the CCBA’s Pro Bono Corner” published in the COMMUNIQUÉ (Feb. 2023)
Five Reasons to Take a Pro Bono Case Today
“When you take a pro bono case, you reduce the access to justice gap in our community and provide a voice to the voiceless.” Read more from Michael Wendlberger in this installment of the column “Pro Bono Corner” published in the Five Things issue of the bar journal Communiqué (Jan. 2023).
Pro Bono Is Good for Your Health
“One of the most rewarding things a lawyer can do for herself is give the gift of pro bono to a client who could not otherwise afford legal representation.” Read more from Doreen Spears Hartwell in this installment of “Pro Bono Corner”.
The Pro Bono Experience
Read this installment of the “Pro Bono Corner” written by Widad Sairafe a Community Justice Fellow from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Kids and Kids and Conflicts of Interests
Occasionally, children in a family have different goals, resulting in a conflict of interest. These kids need a hero. Learn more from this installment of “Pro Bono Corner” written by Marcus Brouwers from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
Proportionality in Pro Bono Discovery
Proportionality—particularly consideration of party resources—applies equally and perhaps uniquely to pro bono cases, where the pro bono party has often obtained a baseline finding of limited resources. Read more in this installment of the “Pro Bono Corner” written by Maria A. Gall, Esq.
Legal Aid Can Help!
The client is short on funds but is facing a real crisis. You weigh your options, you want to help, but your caseload is crazy. You don’t have the time or resources to learn a new area of law. Ultimately, you decide to turn the client away. As they leave, you’re saddened and wonder, could you have done more to help this client? Read more in this installment of “Pro Bono Corner” written by Michael Wendlberger, Esq. (COMMUNIQUÉ, Apr. 2022)
Making a Difference in Special Education
Consider volunteering to become an Education Decision Maker through the Volunteer Education Advocate Project or representing a child through the Children’s Attorneys Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Read more about how Nevada lawyers can make a difference in this article written by Jonathan Norman, Esq. and Xavier B. Planta, Esq. (COMMUNIQUÉ, Mar. 2022)
The Children’s Attorneys Project (CAP) at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada represents children in foster care in Clark County, Nevada. With 29 staff attorneys and over 300 volunteer attorneys, nearly all of the estimated 3,000 children in foster care have legal representation. Read more in this installment of “Pro Bono Corner” written by Jonathan Norman, Esq. (COMMUNIQUÉ, Mar. 2022)