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

    20-0092538: Client is requesting assistance with an adult guardianship client is schizophrenic and was advised by his doctor to obtain a guardianship client has a signed certificate of incapacity by his doctor.20-0093599: Client is a veteran requesting assistance with a will and POA for him and his spouse.  Client has a home that still has a mortgage.  Client also has a car and fire arms.  Client would like to divide his assets with his two adult step daughters.  Client does not have any biological children.20-0093718: Client is a veteran requesting assistance with a POA for medical and financial purposes.  Client would like to his son to be the agent of the POA.20-0093648: Client is requesting assistance with a trust and a POA for medical purposes.  Client has a home that is paid off and 2 vehicles that are paid off.  The client would like to put the home in a trust to protect his 3 young children.  Client has six adult children from a previous marriage and three minor kids with his current spouse.  Client would like to assign his wife as his agent for the POA.20-0093613: Client is a veteran seeking assistance with a Will and PAO for medical and financial purposes.  Client has a home that is paid off and a vehicle that he is still making payments on.  Client has no children would like to leave assets to a friend.20-0093870: Client is a veteran seeking assistance with a Will and a POA for client and wife.  Client would like to do a joint will.  Client and wife have a home that still has a mortgage and two cars that are paid off.  Client has two adult children he would like to make beneficiaries on the will and POA’s.20-0093865: is requesting assistance with a Will and POA’s.  Client has no assets only assets Client are her belongings in her apartment.  Client would like to ass her adult nephew as the beneficiary of her will and the agent of her POA’s.20-0092968: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce and child support.  Client lives in Pahrump; Nevada Client will travel to Vegas.  Client got married in Las Vegas, Nv in 2010.  Client and husband separated November 2019. Client husband lives in Las Vegas and is willing to sign any document.  Client has an eight-year-old daughter with her husband and is seeking full custody the husband is agreeing with the terms.   Client and husband have a property in Pahrump were client and daughter live.  Client started process with the lender for the husband to quit claim deed the property to her.   Client husband is agreeing on leaving the property to the client.20-0092211: Client is requesting assistance with a divorce.  Client was married in 1999 and separated in 2005.  Client husband lives in Arizona and is agreeing with the divorce.  Client has no children or property with her husband.  Client husband is a veteran and he is willing to give her military benefits is she is entitled.20-0093856: Client is requesting assistance with sealing his criminal record.  Client has a 2002 grand larceny gross misdemeanor.  It is the only charge client has on his record.  Client has an updated criminal history report and scope.20-0092708:  Client is requesting assistance with Bankruptcy chapter #7.  Client owes $10,000 in credit card debt.  Client is behind on credit cards since August 2019.  Client has no other debt client has no mortgage or car payment.20-0093351: Client is requesting assistance with Bankruptcy chapter #7.  Client received a summons and complaint from capital one.  Client owes $6,000 to capital one.  Client has additional credit card debt of $14,000 client is behind on payments.  Client is unemployed client owes the IRS and is making monthly payments of $50.00.

  • Northern Nevada Cases

20-0096124 Adult Guardianship: Client would like representation in obtaining guardianship over her father who is currently in the VA Hospital. Client would like to move her father into a nursing home and to be able to act on his behalf. Father is competent and agrees to the guardianship.


20-0096175 Adult Guardianship: Client would like representation in obtaining guardianship over her husband who is currently in a coma at Renown Medical. Client would like guardianship to transfer husband to another hospital out of state.

20-0094053 Minor Guardianship: Client would like representation in obtaining guardianship over her 2-year-old granddaughter. Biological parents are both homeless and believed to be on drugs. Child is currently living in poor conditions with a paternal aunt in Hawthorne. Case has been established in Washoe County with Judge Tamatha Schreinart.


20-0095768 Minor Guardianship: Client would like representation in a minor guardianship case. Client has guardianship of her granddaughter and was recently served with a petition to terminate guardianship by the biological mother. Biological mother has 3 other children all of whom live with client. Biological mother is only seeking to regain custody of youngest child. Mothers’ rights have been terminated for her oldest child after an CPS investigation determined mother was abusing child. A father is not listed on the birth certificate.


20-0095780 Minor Guardianship: Client would like advice or representation on how to proceed with a minor guardianship case. Client’s fiancé asked her to be the guardian of his 16 week old child before he was sent to prison, client agreed. Nothing was set with the court and child is now 2 years old. Paternal grandparents have threatened to file for minor guardianship. Client would like to keep the child in her care. That will allow her to have a relationship with her two half siblings.


20-0096182 Divorce w/Minor Children: Client seeks advice or representation in an upcoming settlement conference on November 3, 2020 for a custody matter. Adverse party has counsel and is seeking primary physical custody and permission to relocate. Client would like joint legal and physical custody.


20-0095529 Custody: Client seeks advice or representation in establishing custody and child support for her only child. Client lives in Washoe County with her child at the Step 2 facility. Child visits with father in Carson City every weekend for 2 days.


20-0095474 Custody: Client would like advice on modifying his current custody order. Mother has primary physical custody with bi-weekly visitation for the client. Client would like to obtain joint physical custody of the three children. He believes mother will oppose because of child support possibly decreasing if joint physical custody is granted.


20-0094323 Custody: Client would like representation in a custody case where the other party has violated the current custody order. Client would like to modify his current order so that he can get more time with the children. Other party has hired counsel.

20-0096223 Consumer: Client seeks advice or representation on how to proceed with answering a summons for a credit card debt. Client was served on 9/10/20 and has 20 days to file an answer.


CARSON
20-0095749 Divorce w/Minor Children: Client seeks to obtain advice or representation in a divorce matter. Client would like to divorce her estranged husband of 12 years. They share 3 children all of whom live with client. Husband moved out of the family home 2 years ago and has since only seen the children twice. Husband attempted to run over the oldest child with his vehicle prior to the separation. Client is seeking sole legal custody and child support.

LYON COUNTY

20-0096012 Custody: Client would like to obtain advice or representation in a custody matter involving two children. There is a current order that states parties are to share legal custody and client is to have primary physical. Other party is now seeking primary physical. Client is challenging that motion and requesting joint physical custody.

Last Chance Cases

20-0095220 Custody: Client seeks advice or representation in a custody matter involving a 6-year-old child. There is no current custody order in place. Mother allowed child to visit with father but father has not returned child. Father has been moving from motel to motel with child and will only allow client to see child on his terms. Child wants to be mother and her two siblings. A petition to establish custody and visitation has not been filed with the court.


20-0094528 Custody: Client seeks advice or representation in a custody matter involving one child. Child visited father in Las Vegas and did not return child until client filed a petition to establish custody and visitation in Lyon County. Father has hired counsel for an upcoming settlement conference. Client seeks primary physical custody.