News Story (Nevada)
Public News Service (PNS)
August 1, 2018
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (NSCAJC)
The study said three out of four low-income Nevadans with legal challenges aren’t able to get a lawyer for cases involving issues such as domestic violence, home foreclosures or workplace discrimination.
Brad Lewis, the commission’s director, said people without attorneys often give up or lose their cases, which can lock them into a cycle of poverty.
“Those problems often beget people missing work, and then they lose their job as a result of that,” he said. “Then they lose their income, then they can’t pay their rent, then they have to move somewhere, then their children don’t attend school or get changed to a different school.”