FAQ

You can call us at: (775) 329-2727
You can visit us at: 299 South Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501
You can email us at:  intakeuser@washoelegalservices.org

Our eligibility criteria varies depending on the program that you are interested in. Eligibility criteria includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Income: We prioritize applicants whose income is below 200% of the federal poverty guideline.  But applicants may still qualify for some of our programs even if they are over this income level.  You should contact us to determine if you are eligible for any type of assistance.
  • Assets: We will consider all assets (cash, property, etc.) that you have, but there is not a strict asset limit.
  • Immigration: We do not consider immigration status in accepting or rejecting applicants.
  • Age: For programs that are limited to Seniors, we accept individuals who are age 60 and older.

Yes, we can refer you to the Lawyer Referral Service  if you do not qualify for services or if you simply want to hire a private attorney.

All of our programs are available to Washoe County residents, but we also offer some services to residents of rural Nevada counties.

WLS is able to assist with any civil legal matter but we focus on the following:
Child Advocacy
Consumer Protection
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Family Law Involving Domestic Violence
Guardianship
Immigration
Landlord/Tenant

Yes, some services are available without an appointment.

Yes, Senior citizens ages 60 and over may qualify for special assistance. Normal income and asset guidelines may be waived for seniors.

No, the Public Defender practices criminal law.  WLS does not practice criminal law.

Our staff is trained to refer our clients to other agencies when necessary.  You can find more legal, non-legal an self help options on our resources page.

You can help make a difference by volunteering, donating or becoming a partner.  You can find more information here.

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