Free legal services in Washoe County, Nevada

"Washoe Legal Services helping the community" - Washoe Legal Services is a non-profit legal services agency that is dedicated to helping qualified residents of Washoe County, Nevada.



Bankruptcy Clinic - A Bankruptcy Education Clinic is held once a month. Call 775.329.2727 for more information and register for the class.

Family Law Clinic - WLS conducts a weekly divorce clinics in both English and Spanish

Protection Order Clinic - WLS conducts a weekly protection order clinic in both English and Spanish.  Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required!  No kids, family or friends.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  To pre-register, call (775) 329-2727.

Self Help Forms Clinic - WLS conducts a weekly clinic to assist pro se clients with their self-help packets and forms. Space is limited. Call 775.329.2727 for more information.



Immigration - Assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes with adjustments of their immigration status.

Housing Discrimination - Based on gender, race, color, familial status, religion, national origin, or handicap.

Landlord / Tenant Issues - Involving private landlords, such as illegal lockouts, failure to refund deposits, failure to make repairs or provide essential services, eviction and termination of rental contract.

Consumer Issues - Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Law and wrongful repossession.

Bankruptcy - WLS conducts monthly legal educational clinics about bankruptcy.

Family Law/Domestic Violence - WLS handles divorces and child custody cases involving domestic violence, providing direct legal services by a staff attorney or by finding a probono attorney. WLS also provides direct legal services for appropriate enforcement and/or extensions of Temporary Protective Orders.

Child Advocacy Program - Legal representation for children who are abused or neglected. The program helps to assure protection of the child's legal rights and be a voice for the child in court. Only cases with court involvement are considered for acceptance by Washoe Legal Services; referrals will be considered from the court and several different agencies.

Pro Bono applications will be reviewed and accepted on a case by case basis for individuals who qualify pursuant Federal Poverty guidelines. If appropriate, WLS will find an attorney to handle the case. The average wait time for placement with a probono attorney is one to three months. WLS also offers the option of reduced fee placement with an attorney to handle cases.

Please fill out the Intake form to find out if you qualify for free legal services: in English - in Spanish




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