Volunteers Needed ASAP for Statewide Civil Legal Needs Assessment

We need you!

Members of the Clark County Bar Association are invited to volunteer to help administer surveys for a statewide civil legal needs assessment. Volunteers are need to go out and get these surveys done ASAP (before Xmas).

UPDATE 12/4/2017: Volunteers are sought to perform surveys on Friday, December 8, 2017, and Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Help of Southern Nevada’s Holiday Toy program registration event at 1600 East Flamingo Road, LV, NV 89119.

Please take a moment to read about this opportunity to provide outreach to the community at large from the message below (courtesy of member Noah Malgeri)…

We are working with the Nevada Supreme Court and the State Bar of Nevada to conduct a state-wide civil legal needs assessment, in order to get an idea of how effectively we are meeting the legal needs of some of our vulnerable community members. This a landmark undertaking, the results of which will be used for years to come to help effectively deliver legal services. The last time this was done was over 8 years ago.

The current phase of the study consists of administering surveys to assess legal needs. The surveys are totally anonymous.

In order to ensure that we get good information, we are currently inviting additional volunteers who would like to participate as surveyors. You do not need to be an attorney, but attorneys are certainly welcome. This  work is so important to ensuring access to justice in Nevada. Your willingness to participate in this undertake reflects our profession’s finest traditions of service. For volunteers, training (about 20 minutes) will be provided, as well as coupons to provide to survey-respondents for free items at popular food establishments, in recognition of their time. You will then be assigned to a survey site of  your selection, from a list that will be provided. Entry of the data will be conducted by other, designated volunteers.

For those interested, please contact Noah Malgeri, Director, Pro Bono Project, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc., 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89104. 702-386-1070 ext. 1429. nmalgeri@lacsn.org.