The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers limited free Ask-A-Lawyer consultations over the phone.  The Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Program is currently held every Thursday from 2pm to 5pm.  The Child Support Ask-A-Lawyer Program is currently held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month between 2pm and 5pm.

The free consultations last 15 minutes each.  For more information and to sign up for a session, visit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Ask-A-Lawyer site.

Federal and State Laws

Free Classes

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law have partnered to provide free legal information classes to the community.  Through this program, law students from Boyd Law present informational classes on Small Claims, Bankruptcy, Guardianship, Paternity/Custody, Family Law matters, Immigration, and Criminal Record Sealing and Civil Rights Restoration.

At these classes, self-represented litigants can learn how to prepare and present their case and how to represent themselves in court.  For more information and the current class schedule, visit the William S. Boyd School of Law website.

Law Libraries

There are many law libraries that are accessible to the public.  In Southern Nevada, the public may access the Clark County Law Library and the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

At Clark County Law Library, research assistance is available at the reference desk.  The library staff can aid in research by locating and explaining sources.  They can also assist patrons performing legal research with other library functions.  However, library staff members cannot give legal advice, legal opinions, or provide legal assistance in any manner.  The Law Library has public computers available for legal research via the Internet and the library’s database subscriptions to Westlaw, LexisNexis, CCH, and BNA.  Computers are also available for the preparation of legal documents.  There is no charge for the use of computers, but print charges of $0.25 per page apply and patrons must sign up for computer use with a valid photo ID. 

At Wiener-Rogers Law Library, reference librarians are available to answer reference questions and to assist patrons in locating sources and using legal research resources. However, the librarians cannot undertake research for public patrons, and cannot provide legal advice or interpret sources for patrons.  All residents of Nevada may obtain a guest borrower card by completing a guest borrower request form, providing a current Nevada drivers license or identification, and paying the applicable fee. The check-out period for members of the public is three weeks, and only five items may be checked out at any one time. Late Fees are assessed on materials returned after the due date.

For more information about services available, hours of operation, and remote access, visit the individual law library websites:

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada provides free legal representation to people in southern Nevada who meet certain income requirements.  The Legal Aid Center represents people in the areas of domestic violence, family law, immigration, consumer protection, landlord/tenant, social security, bankruptcy and foreclosure.  It also represents children who are in the Clark County foster care system.

For family law matters, the Legal Aid Center handles divorce, custody, and guardianship cases.  If you want the Legal Aid Center to represent you in a divorce, custody, or guardianship case, you must first attend one of our free legal information classes in that area of law. At the end of the class, you will receive an intake packet which includes intake walk-in hours and details of what to bring to the intake.

The Legal Aid Center will then evaluate your case and notify you by mail if you have been accepted for representation.

To qualify for free Legal Aid Center representation, you need to meet certain income eligibility standards.

People in Household Max. Yearly Income Max. Month Income
1 $27,390 $2,284
2 $31,350 $2,613
3 $35,255 $2,938
4 $39,160 $3,263
5 $42,295 $3,525
6 $45,430 $3,788
7 $48,565 $4,046
8 (& above) $51,700 $4,309

Clients also cannot have more than $5,000 in net assets other than one motor vehicle and/or work related equipment.  For more information about whether you meet the income eligibility requirements or the other requirements for free representation, please refer to the Legal Aid Center’s website.

Official Documents

Anyone may purchase a copy of any document that was recorded at the Clark County Recorder’s Office.  There are three ways to order copies of these official documents:

  • In person
  • By mail
  • Online

For more information about obtaining copies of official documents, visit the Clark County Recorder’s Office website.

Self Help Brochures

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada has free informational brochures on a variety of Family Law topics including:

  • Custody, Paternity & Child Support
  • Divorce, Separation, & Annulment
  • Family Law Self-Help Center (English and Spanish)
  • Know Your Rights – Domestic Violence (English, Spanish, and Korean)
  • Protection Orders

Visit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Brochure site for more information.

Self Help Center

The Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center has been serving the community since 1999. The center operates through a partnership between the courts in Clark County and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The center is operated and staffed through a contract with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

The center's mission is to increase informed access to the legal system by providing education, information, legal forms, community referrals, and other support services to self-represented parties with family law matters in Clark County, Nevada, regardless of income, assets or citizenship.

The Family Law Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of the Family Courts and Services Center at 601 North Pecos Road (on the corner of Pecos and Bonanza) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays and other non-judicial days when the court is closed). Assistance is available to walk-in customers on a first-come-first-served basis. The center does not provide assistance over the telephone.

While closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Self-Help Center is available for remote assistance via phone or email at 702-455-1500 or [email protected].  If you plan on contacting the Self-Help Center, you should include your name and case number in any communication.

Standardized Divorce Forms

The Supreme Court of Nevada provides Standardized Divorce Forms for the use of any person who chooses to represent themselves in a legal action.  The court notes that filing an action in court and representing yourself in the courtroom can be complicated and that they always recommend private counsel for legal matters.  Because any person may represent themselves, the Nevada Supreme Court provides standardized forms as a courtesy.  To access these forms, visit the Supreme Court of Nevada Standardized Divorce Forms website.