News Story (Nevada)
October 30, 2019
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Tags: Domestic Violence
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Barbara Buckley, the executive director of Legal Aid, spoke alongside Judges Linda Marie Bell and Bryce Duckworth and Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick Tuesday afternoon to announce the creation of the new office, which is expected to open in 2020.
“What you’re going to see is a user-friendly, victim-centered process,” Buckley said. “When you’re struggling with grief and trauma and worried about your kids, we want the process to work for the victims.”
There is no guarantee for legal representation except when it comes to criminal cases. As a result, Buckley said, it is often low-income people who go without attorneys in situations like domestic violence cases.