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Case List (Pro Bono Opportunities)

CASES AVAILABLE FOR PLACEMENT

Please contact Edith Zarate at (775) 284-3491 x 237 or ezarate@nlslaw.net to take a Pro Bono Case in the North or Heather Barrow at (702) 386-0404 x 170 or hbarrow@nlslaw.net to take a Pro Bono Case in the South.

  • Southern Nevada Cases

    19-0087067: Client is recently unemployed and is having a hard time finding employment because of her record.  Client has several misdemeanors between 2001 and 2012.

    19-0089430: Client is requesting assistance with sealing her record.  Client attended our record sealing classes but is still having difficulty understanding the process.  Client has a 2015 reckless driving misdemeanor and a 2012 charge for failure to render aid in an accident. Client would like to have her record seal so she can get a part time job to supplement her SSI income. 

    19-0087469: Client has several misdemeanor charges dating between 1994 and 2014, most of which were dismissed. Client recently lost his job of 8 years due to a background check. Fortunately, he was able to find new employment but at a lot less money so he would like to seal his record and reapply for his old position.

    19-0087481: Client is having difficulty being hired because of his troubled past and needs assistance with sealing his record in order to secure more stable employment. Client has charges on his record dating between 1996 and 2010. Most charges were dismissed except for two felony guilty pleas, one in 2000 and another in 2008. All sentencing conditions were met years ago and client is eligible to seal records.

    19-0089644: Client lives in Reno Nevada has a criminal record in Las Vegas needs assistance sealing her record.  Client has a 2011 prostitution misdemeanor, 2010 possession of a dangerous drug misdemeanor and a 2010 loiter for purpose of prostitution misdemeanor.

    19-0088054: Client attended record sealing class in February but is still having a hard time understanding the process. Client has several misdemeanors between 2008 and 2017.

    19-0088290: Client is eligible to have his record sealed but needs additional assistance to do so. The client has a 2010 misdemeanor domestic battery charge for which she pled guilty, and arson charge from 2005 and a misdemeanor DUI charge from 2004.

    19-0090081: Client is requesting assistance with record sealing is a veteran and has a 2002 felony for embezzlement.  This is the only charge on his record.  Criminal charge is eligible to be sealed.

    19-0090056: Client is requesting assistance with record sealing, is 71 years old.  Is having trouble getting a job due to his record.  Client has a 2016 possession felony, DUI misdemeanor, 2011 forgery felony, possession/sale of identification misdemeanor, 1999-burglary felony, and 1999-forgery felony.

    19-0090371: Client is requesting assistance with record sealing.  Attended record sealing class but still needs assistance.  Has a 2005 charge for unlawful use of a credit card and a 1997 reckless driving charge.

    19-0090867:   Client is requesting assistance with record sealing.  Client attended the record sealing class but still needs assistance.  Client has a 2010 misdemeanor for non-sufficient funds, a 2007 domestic violence misdemeanor, and a 2006 felony for trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm.  Client also, has a 2005 misdemeanor for soliciting and a 2002 domestic violence misdemeanor.  Client is requesting to seal her records because she wants to apply for a better paying job and feels like her record is stopping her from being hired.

    19-0089341: Client is requesting assistance with a name change. She recently moved to Las Vegas and is having trouble getting a Nevada ID. The client has been using her mother’s last name her entire life but her birth certificate shows her father’s last name. Her social security card has the mother’s last name. Client was born in Jacksonville, Florida.

    19-0089746: Client is a disabled blind veteran who is seeking assistance with a name change.  Client has been using his initial as his first name on all government paperwork.  DMV of Nevada told client recently that he needs his full name to appear on all documents.  Client was born in Maryland.  Client would like assistance in changing his name on his birth certificate to the name he has been using.

    19-0089630: Client is seeking guardianship for his wife who suffers from dementia.  Clients’ wife has two adult children who agree with client being the guardian client has a sign certificate of incapacity from wife doctor.

    19-0089076: Client is a 79-year-old widow requesting assistance with Chapter 7 bankruptcy because of credit card debt that she is no longer able to pay. Client’s home and vehicle are paid off entirely.   Client provided her supporting documents to our office bank statements, List of debts and Bankruptcy questionnaire. 

    19-0089719: The client is requesting assistance with Chapter 7 bankruptcy Client had an accident at work and had to stop working.  Client is behind on her credit cards because of the accident.  Client owes $12,000 credit card debt.  Client also has a Home Equity line of credit owes $20,000 makes payments of $ 127.00 monthly client is current on the payments.  Client provided Bankruptcy supporting documents, proof of income, bank statements, list of debts and bankruptcy questionnaire.

  • Northern Nevada Cases

    18-0086764- Client seeks to file Bankruptcy Ch. 7 with the assistance of a pro bono attorney. Client has no income. She is currently on maternity leave. Her boyfriend is the sole provider at the moment. Client has credit card, car loan and medical debt estimated at $28k.

    19-0086998- Client seeks to file Bankruptcy Ch. 7 with the assistance of a pro bono attorney. Clients income is from social security disability. Client has credit card and payday loan debt estimated at $21k.

    19-0087057- Client seeks to file Bankruptcy Ch. 7 with the assistance of a pro bono attorney. Clients income is from social security retirement. Client has credit card debt estimated at $20K.

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