Legal Aid

There are several legal aid organizations in Clark County.

Nevada Legal Services – (702) 386-0404, (866) 432-0404 FAX (702) 388-1641 TDD  (702) 386-1059
Tenants’ Rights Center – Helping tenants with private landlord/tenant matters in Clark County – (702) 386-0404
Low Income Tax Payer Clinic – Serves the entire state from the Las Vegas office – Toll Free (866) 432-0404
Nevada Legal Services does not handle criminal matters outside of Tribal Courts.

Government Benefit Denials

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid Security
  • Social Security
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits

IRS Tax Disputes

  • Administrative Settlements
  • U.S. Tax Petitions
  • Tax Return Provisions/Preparations

Subsidized Housing and Mobile Home Parks

  • Termination of housing assistance
  • Denial of housing assistance
  • Evictions from all housing types

Native American

  • Assistance w/ Tribal Code Drafting
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Federal Trusts
  • Wills and Probate
  • Criminal Cases in Tribal Courts
  • Individual Civil Cases in Tribal Courts

Tenants’ Rights Center

  • Tenant Evictions
  • Deposit Returns
  • Damages Defense
  • Families Habitability Issues

Elder Law

  • Senior Helpline
  • Wills and Probate
  • Evictions
  • Garnishment
  • Medicare
  • Nursing Home Issues

Consumer Issues

  • Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling
  • Collection defense
  • Garnishment and attachment exemptions
  • Fair Debt Collection and Credit Reporting

Mortgage Foreclosures & Mediation

  • HUD Housing Counseling
  • Loan Modifications
  • Foreclosure Mediations

Family Law Matters

  • Guardianship matters
  • In cooperation with other legal service providers and our Pro Bono Program, we provide only limited services in other family law matters.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – (702) 386-1070, (800) 522-1070, TDD (702) 386-1059

Provides free assistance for the following issues: bankruptcy, child custody, children’s rights, consumer fraud, divorce and other family law problems, disability law, guardianship, housing problems, immigration problems connected to domestic violence, special education issues, paternity, real estate, small claims, social security benefits, HIV/AIDS legal problems, domestic violence. Must meet low-income eligibility requirements.
Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center
Clark County Civil Law Self-Help Center

We also offer FREE legal classes in divorce, custody, bankruptcy, small claims, guardianship, foreclosure, record sealing and collection proof.  many of these classes have self help materials online and a few have online video versions as well. Additionally, some of our classes are taught in Spanish. Learn more from the link below:

Southern Nevada Senior Law Project – (702) 229-6596, FAX (702) 384-0314, TDY (702) 386-9108

If you are a Clark County Resident, 60 years and older, and in need of legal assistance, you can contact the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Center sees clients by appointment only. Call to schedule an appointment.

The Southern Nevada Senior Law Program provides seniors with the following Legal Services:

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Real Property and Housing
  • Consumer Assistance
  • Elder Law Rights
  • Government Benefits and Public Entitlements
  • Community Outreach

Clark County Public Defender –
Adult Defendants – Phone (702) 455-4685 Fax (702) 455-5112 Juvenile Defendants – Phone (702) 455-5475 Fax (702) 455-6836

The Office of the Clark County Public Defender provides zealous representation for our clients accused of crimes.   We practice in front of all of the Justice Courts in Clark County , before the 8th Judicial District Court and before the Nevada Supreme Court.

We are dedicated to aggressive, quality representation and,when appointed by the court provide a full range of criminal litigation service to our clients. You must meet low-income eligibility requirements.

Federal Public Defender Office – (702) 388-6577 FAX (702) 388-6261 –

The federal public defender provides legal representation to persons accused of crimes in federal court. You must meet low-income eligibility requirements.