News Story (Nevada)
August 26, 2018
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Tags: Access to Justice, Poverty
Organizations mentioned/involved: Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (NSCAJC), Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
The survey, which sampled 1,050 people between October and December 2017, was conducted on behalf of the Nevada Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission, which is composed of 18 members and is co-chaired by Justices James Hardesty and Michael Douglas.
Though the survey focused on documenting access to legal resources for low and middle class Nevadans, it also underscored an underlying cause — a persistently large population of people living at or below the federal poverty level of $12,140 in annual income for an individual, or $20,780 for a family of three.