First and foremost, the self-help center is operated under the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and has been in constant operation since 1999.
Every month the self-help center helps thousands of people who represent themselves in their own family court proceedings by providing these individuals with legal information, legal materials, and helpful family court practice procedures. They do this by providing proper court forms and holding informational programs and classes.
You should know that the self-help center will provide these services and programs to anyone who is self-representing themselves in family court, even those who are going to be on the opposing parties side.
You should also note that the self-help center does not have ANY attorney-client privilege between you and the center. The self-help center will not provide you legal advice either, they will only provide you with accurate resources and information.
Where is the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center Located?
You can find the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center nestled on the first floor in the Family Courts and Services Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center is open for operation from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.
The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center will assist walk-in consumers on the first come first served basis. The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center will not provide you with any assistance over email or telephone. But if you need recorded information you can call 702-455-1500 for that.
What They Do & Do Not Do
The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center main mission is to educate individuals, provide legal forms, give out community referrals, and provide other support services to those looking to represented in family court in the Clark County area no matter of his or her income, citizenship or assets.
The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center will provide these following services to those looking to represent his or herself:
- Provides Educational Materials
- Provides Legal Information
- Provides Training Regarding Family Court Rules
- Provides Training Regarding Family Court Procedures
- Provides Education on Family Law Topics
- Provides Help with Completing Legal Forms
- Provides Resources (whether they are non-legal or legal)
- Offers an Ask-A-Lawyer Program
- Provides Information and Forms on their website (guardianship, divorce, name changes, custody, etc.)
The staff here at the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center are not permitted to give you legal advice. Staff members will not be permitted to tell you if you should or should not file a case, what you should file, or even recommend you a law firm or a certain attorney. Staff members are prohibited from giving you any opinions on your case or go as far as to predict how the judge of the case may rule.
All staff members here at the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center are to remain neutral.
The information that you will get from the Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center is not to be taken as legal advice that you would receive from an attorney whatsoever. The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center will encourage you to speak to an attorney prior to taking any sort of legal action.
About the Ask a Lawyer Program
The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center holds every Thursday their “Ask a Lawyer” program between the hours of 2 pm to 5 pm.
This program will allow you, a free 15-minute consultation about your family law matters. You cannot bring your children to this consultation and the consultations will begin directly at 2 pm.
To register for this program, please call 702-386-1070 ext. 1731.