Classes & Programs

Free Ask-A-Lawyer Programs

The Family Law Self-Help Center offers two free Ask-A-Lawyer sessions for people who have questions about family law matters. One session is for general family law questions, and the other is for those with child support questions. Read on for more information about both programs, when they are offered, and how to sign up.

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Free Classes

Free legal educational classes are available to help self-represented litigants understand the law and how to present their case in court. Classes are available in many legal areas, including divorce, custody, and guardianship. Visit this page for more information about the available classes and the class schedule.

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Family Mediation Center

The Family Mediation Center ("FMC") provides confidential mediation and other services to nearly 4,500 families a year from Clark County. Read on for more information about their services and how to request mediation.

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Interpreters

Non-English speaking litigants must arrange for court interpreters to attend their hearings. The Court does not automatically provide interpreters for non-English speaking litigants. Visit this page to find out how to get an interpreter for your hearing.

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Seminar for Separating Parents ("COPE" Class)

All parents who are part of a divorce, separation, annulment, or custody case must attend the court-required Seminar for Separating Parents (formerly referred to as the "COPE" class). Visit this page for more information about the class, when it is offered, and how to sign up.

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Pro Bono Programs

You may be able to obtain a free attorney (called a "pro bono" attorney) through the Pro Bono Project if you cannot afford to hire an attorney. The Pro Bono Project matches volunteer attorneys with litigants who need representation. Read on for more information about the Pro Bono Project and how to apply for services.

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Civil Law Self-Help

The Civil Law Self-Help Center provides assistance with civil law matters such as evictions, housing, small claims, harassment and protection (other than domestic violence) and lawsuits and judgments for money. Visit this page for more information about the services available at the Civil Law Self-Help Center.

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