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Nevada Pro Bono Legal Information, Resources and Assistance

According to Rule 6.1(a)(1)(i)) of Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, a legal service will be considered as pro bono only if the client is of low income or of limited means and the work was done without expectation of a fee.

Nevada Pro Bono Summary: Nevada Legal Services, Inc. (NLS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans. NLS is a state wide organization assisting every county in Nevada. It is funded through various sources but is primarily funded through a grant from the federal government by way of the Legal Services Corporation. NLS primarily assists low income Nevadans with denials and terminations of welfare benefits, unemployment compensation, housing assistance, and social security benefits. NLS assists and represents clients facing loss of public benefits administered by the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, including Food Stamps, Medicaid and various Medicaid programs. such as Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB), medical assistance for pregnant women and children, and TANF assistance. Additionally, NLS assists clients appealing a denial of their application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration. The Senior Legal Helpline (SLH) provides free legal assistance to any Nevada seniors, age 60 and up. SLH provides advice and information over the phone, from 8:30 to 4:30, every weekday.

Nevada Pro Bono Contacts:

Kristina Marzec, Executive Director
Nv. Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission

702.317.1404, 800.254.2797
E mail:kristinam@nvbar.org

Pro Bono Awards: The Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission presents yearly awards for outstanding individual attorney Pro Bono service.

Additional Information Links:

www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/directory/nevada.html
http://www.nvbar.orgM
http://www.nlslaw.net/



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