Pro Bono Opportunities

Pro Bono Opportunities for Attorneys

Attorneys in Nevada may choose to take on the professional responsibility to render public interest service. This pro bono service may be done in a variety of ways – from performing free legal services to donating financially to an organization or group that provides pro bono services. Below are two lists that include organizations or programs that a Nevada attorney may consider in their efforts to fulfill their aspirational goals to provide pro bono service to the public.

Each October, the American Bar Association holds a special campaign to celebrate pro bono. “Celebrate Pro Bono” encourages attorneys to perform pro bono legal services in their communities. Visit their website to see a map of pro bono events happening in your state.

The CCBA encourages members to get involved in October and any time during the year. Below are local agencies that could use your support.

Organizations Looking for Attorneys to Perform Pro Bono Legal Services

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. 601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B11, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Phone: 702-366-1536 ex. 203. Web site.
  • Southern Nevada Senior Law Program. Temporary location (summer 2013): 601 E. Bridger, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Las Vegas. Contact: Sugar Vogel. Phone: (702) 229-6644. Web site.
  • Clark County Law Foundation-Trial By Peers Juvenile Diversion Program: 725 S. Eighth St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Contact: Jade Deitrick . Phone: (702) 333-8277. Web site.
  • Project REAL. 310 South 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Contact: Jane Jensen Saint. Phone: (702) 388-7527. Web site.
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Phone: 702-386-1070 ext. 137, www.lacsn.org, Contact: Melanie Kushnir
  • Nevada Legal Services. 530 S. 6th St., Las Vegas. Phone: (702) 386-0404 or (866) 432-0404.  Web site, for statewide pro bono opportunities.
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans. 904 N. Nevada St., Ste. B, Carson City, NV 89702. Phone: (775) 883-8278. Web site.
  • Washoe Legal Services. 299 S. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501. Phone: (775) 785-5721. Web site.
  • Washoe County Senior Law Project. 1155 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512. Phone (775) 328-2592. Web site.

Organizations Accepting Contributions to Support Pro Bono

    • American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. 601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B11, Las Vegas, NV 89106. Phone: 702-366-1536 ex. 203. Contact: Dane Claussen, Executive Director. http://www.aclunv.org/
  • Clark County Law Foundation-Trial By Peers Juvenile Diversion Program: 725 S. Eighth St, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Contact: Sandra Devora. Phone: (702) 333-8277. Web site.
  • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Phone: 702-386-1070 ext. 137, www.lacsn.org, Contact: Melanie Kushnir
  • Nevada Legal Services: 530 S. 6th St., Las Vegas, 89101. Phone: 386-0404 or (866) 432-0404, Web site: http://www.nlslaw.net/. Contact Steven McDonald.
  • Southern Nevada Senior Law Program.Temporary location (summer 2013): 601 E. Bridger, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Las Vegas. Contact: Sugar Vogel. Phone: (702) 229-6596. Web site. 
  • Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans: P.O. Box 365, Carson City, NV 89702. Phone: 800-323-8666 ext. 12, http://www.varn.org/, Contact: Odessa Ramirez, Reno, NV 89509. Phone: 775-329-2727
  • Washoe Legal Services: 299 S. Arlington, Reno, NV 89501. Phone: 775-329-2727, www.washoelegalservices.org, Contact: Paul Elcano
  • City of Las Vegas Senior Citizens Law Project: 310 S. 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: 702-229-6596, Contact: Sheri (Sugar) Vogel, Senior Law Project, 1155 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512. Phone: 775-328-2592, Contact: Ernie Nielsen
  • Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (est. 2006). The Commission is dedicated to supporting the statewide continuum of care for civil legal aid in Nevada. Contact: Kristina Marzec, Director at (702) 317-1404 Kristinam@nvbar.orghttp://www.nvbar.org/

Agency Listings

If you would like to have your agency’s information added to this database or if your agency’s information needs to be updated, please contact the Clark County Bar Association, (702) 387-6011 or email CCBA.

*For more information on pro bono service, see RPC 6.1 of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct (formerly known as SCR 191) in the Supreme Court Rules as adopted by the Supreme Court of Nevada. Supreme Court Rules are available online at www.leg.state.nv.us/CourtRules/SCR.html.