Access to Justice Commission
The Supreme Court of Nevada created a permanent Access to Justice Commission (Commission) in June 2006 to promote equal civil justice. Access to Justice/Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the façade of the United States Supreme Court building, it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists. It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.
The Nevada Access To Justice Commission is comprised of 27 members with Justice James Hardesty, and Justice Kristina Pickering serving as its co-chairs. The Commission has embarked upon an aggressive comprehensive agenda intended to improve the ability of all Nevadans, particularly those of modest means, to utilize Nevada's legal system by improving the delivery and funding of legal services programs, pro bono services, and self help services. The Commission is supported by a Director (Brad Lewis) who is employed by the State Bar of Nevada.
Access to Justice Director
State Bar of Nevada
3100 W Charleston Blvd, Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Office: (702) 317-1409
The Supreme Court is not providing legal advice and the information on this website is not intended to substitute for legal advice delivered by an attorney.
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Because legal disputes can often have a long-lasting financial impact, it may be advisable to speak to an attorney before taking any actions.
Although you may not believe that you can afford an attorney, there are many attorneys who are willing to offer a free or reduced-fee consultation. When you first meet with a lawyer, you should talk about their fees, and put any fee agreement between you and the attorney in writing.
For an overview of landlord/tenant law and the eviction process, please see the handbook included in the documents and forms link on this webpage, or go the Civil Law Self-Help Center: Evictions & Housing for an excellent overview of the process. Please note that while the information at this website is generally applicable to the entire state of Nevada, the forms at the Clark County website can only be used in the Clark County courts.
For forms that can be used anywhere in the state of Nevada (with the exception of Clark County), please click on one of the links below. Clark County has their own forms on the link referenced above: Civil Law Self-Help Center: Evictions & Housing.
These forms are provided as a service to the public for those individuals wishing to represent themselves without using an attorney (pro se) in court. In addition, the court in your jurisdiction may provide forms and resources for individuals seeking help in filing actions and motions in the District and Justice Courts. If you have any questions about your particular situation, please contact an attorney. While the Supreme Court is prohibited from referring you to any particular attorney or law firm, you may be able to find a lawyer who practices in landlord/tenant law by getting referrals from friends, looking in the telephone yellow pages, or by using these other resources below. These websites are linked to third party websites and are provided for information purposes only, and the Supreme Court has no control over any of the information on the website. Please contact an attorney for further information.
Find a Lawyer
While the Supreme Court is prohibited from referring you to any particular attorney or law firm, you may be able to find a lawyer who practices in the area in which you need help by getting referrals from friends, looking in the yellow pages, or by using these other resources:
Free Legal Resources
There exists a number of local or statewide organizations that provide free legal assistance to qualifying individuals. Each of these organizations has their own eligibility guidelines and should be contacted directly for details:
- Clark County Civil Law Self-Help Center
- Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
- Nevada Legal Services
- Southern Nevada Senior Law Program
- Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN)
- Washoe Legal Services
- Washoe County Self-Help Center
Other Legal Resources
- City of Las Vegas Business License Search
- Clark County Business License Search
- Clark County Law Library
- Court Rules
- Legal Rights & Information (American Bar Association)
- Nevada Attorney General
- Nevada Revised Statutes
- Nevada Secretary of State Business Entity Search
- Second Judicial District Court, Family Division Self Help Center
- Southern Nevada Better Business Bureau
- UNLV School of Law Library
- Washoe County Business License Search
- Washoe County Law Library