Free Legal Aid in Las Vegas

Last updated: November 1, 2013

Perhaps not surprisingly, Vegas residents run into all sorts of financial and legal difficulties. Sometimes it's through no fault of one's own, as perhaps life just dealt a bad hand. Still, when this happens, it's important not to fold too soon.

Several Las Vegas and Clark County organizations offer legal assistance to locals with low incomes, and other services are available regardless of one's assets. If you've been affected by legal crises involving housing, immigration, domestic violence, and other issues, someone in the area can likely help. See below for a directory of these "saints" in "Sin City."

  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

    725 E. Charleston Blvd
    Las Vegas
    , NV 89104

    Tel: (702) 366-0569

    Legal Aid Center is one of the larger providers of free and low-cost legal services. The organization provides assistance in several forms: (1) direct representation, (2) self-help materials, and (3) free consultations. Attorneys and staff work on issues related to domestic violence, children’s welfare, consumers’ rights, and more. Visit LAC online for more information.

  • Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center

    Family Courts and Services Center
    601 N. Pecos Rd

    Las Vegas
    , NV 89101

    Tel: (702) 386-1070 ext. 1731

    The Self-Help Center directs individuals to legal information, forms, and materials. Services are available to all, regardless of income. The Center focuses on annulments, child support, custody, divorce, guardianship, and other matters related to family law.

  • Clark County Civil Law Self-Help Center

    Regional Justice Center, First Floor
    200 Lewis Ave

    Las Vegas
    , NV 89155

    Tel: (702) 671-3970

    The center is open M-F between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The staff refers parties to resources and assists individuals with completing forms. Staff may also provide information on court rules and procedure, but they cannot give advice.

  • Catholic Charities Immigration Services

    1511 Las Vegas Blvd. North
    Las Vegas
    , NV 89101

    Tel: (702) 383-8387

    The Immigration Services Program offers help with immigration proceedings, asylum, employment authorization, and petitions for U Nonimmigrant Status.

  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS)

    State Bar of Nevada
    600 E. Charleston Blvd.

    Las Vegas
    , NV 89104

    Tel: (800) 789-5747

    LRIS provides free referrals to private attorneys. Individuals call the service, and a staff member will ask several questions to determine what kind, if any, of legal assistance you need. The service will then pair you with an attorney who will reduce his/her fees to $25 for the first consultation.  At that point, you and the attorney will work out future fees, but he/she may charge no more than $75 per hour.

  • Nevada Fair Housing Center, Inc.

    3380 W. Sahara
    Suite 150

    Las Vegas
    , NV 89102

    Tel: (702) 731-6095

    The Center represents persons who allege housing discrimination as a part of its Legal Advocacy Project.