Civil Law Self-Help Center (NV)


Opened in 2009, seeks to increase access to the legal system by providing extensive support services to self-represented parties. Based in Las Vegas and has extensive online resources.
Link to organization

Primary geographic focus: Nevada
Organization type(s): Online, Provider
Tags: Information Centers, Pro Se/Self-Help

Among other things, the center does:

  • Provides legal information, educational materials, and training to self-represented litigants regarding court rules, court procedure, and various civil legal topics;
  • Assists with the identification and completion of legal forms;
  • Refers parties to other legal and non-legal community resources;
  • Conducts a weekly Ask-A-Lawyer program, at which litigants can meet with volunteer pro bono attorneys regarding landlord-tenant issues; and
  • Provides forms and information via its website on such topics as mediation, small claims actions, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, protection orders, and how to represent one’s self in court, among other things.


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Blog Post

Closing the ‘Justice Gap’

Lonnie A. Powers
Huffington Post
July 11, 2014
This blog post details the way technology and self-help centers are helping expand access to justice.



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