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Consumer/Business Law - Related Web Links
  Business
Car Problems
Identity Theft
Insurance
Medical
Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Trade Secrets
Predatory Lending
Utilities (Telephone & Power) Problems

Business
"Business and Human Resources" - from Nolo.com's Featured Free Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/1745D9A3-D50D-4AAD-BFB3ED609A4EE3F5/111/

"Nevada Corporate Forms" - from Parasec indexing Nevada Secretary of State Forms http://www.parasec.com/stateforms.aspx

Car Problems
"Car Information-Many issues are explained at this website." - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/car-information

"Car Repairs" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/carrep.htm

"New Car Purchases" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/carnew.htm

"Used Car Purchases" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/carused.htm

"Odometer Fraud" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/odo.htm

"Car Leases" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/leases.htm

"Consumer Information: Automobiles" - from the Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of Attorneys General and the American Automobile Association
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/autos.shtm

"Truth in Lending: What you Must Be Told When Getting a Consumer Loan or Other Consumer Credit." - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/truth.htm

"Truth in Lending/Predatory Lending" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/predatory-lending

Identity Theft
"If You Think Your Identity Has Been Stolen Here's What to Do Now"--from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Insurance
"Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Nevada" - from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
http://healthinsuranceinfo.net/getinsured/nevada/

"Nevada Insurance Alert" - verify an insurance company and check for known insurance scams
http://www.nvinsurancealert.com

"Form for Reporting Individual Insurance Fraud" - from Nevada Attorney General's Office NDOJ
http://ag.state.nv.us/org/bcj/spd/ifu/GENERAL%20PUBLIC.pdf

Medical
"Consumer Complaint Form from Nevada Board of Medical Examiners" - from State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
http://medboard.nv.gov/Forms/ComplaintInteractive.pdf

"Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Nevada" - from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
http://healthinsuranceinfo.net/getinsured/nevada/

"License Verification for Medical Doctor, Physician Assistant or Practitioner of Respiratory Care" - from State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
https://nsbme.mylicense.com/Verification/

"Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule" - from United States Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Trade Secrets
"Patents, Copyright & Art" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/FD8C060B-5DD4-4809-A53ECCF6BBD87E32/310/

Predatory Lending
"Don't Borrow Trouble" Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an informational web site on predatory lending. Northern Nevada Residents may also call the related hot line at 775-337-6363 for assistance with predatory lending problems.
http://www.dontborrowtrouble.com/

"Truth in Lending/Predatory Lending" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/predatory-lending

Utilities (Telephone & Power) Problems
"Cramming: Mystery Phone Charges" -from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro18.shtm

"Slamming"(unauthorized phone service switching) - from Nevada Public Utilities Commission
http://pucweb1.state.nv.us/PUCN/ConsumerInfo/slamming.htm


 
Disability Law - Related Web Links
  Americans with Disabilities Act
Employment
Institutions
Special Education
Transportation Problems

Americans with Disabilities Act
"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Title II State and Local Government," - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/adaii.htm

"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Title III Public Accomodations," -from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/adaiii.htm

Employment
Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Disabilities) Provides information about workers compensation, other disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and resources. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Institutions
"Your Rights While at an Institution" - from the Nevada Disability and Advocacy Law Center
http://www.ndalc.org/index_files/Page354.htm

Special Education
"Special Education: Frequently Asked Questions" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/childrens-attorneys-project/special-education-program

"Special Education" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/9D7898FA-1835-4CD2-A37218D38F9ADCCD/118/122/224/

Transportation Problems
"Transportation Laws & Regulations" - from DisabilityInfo.gov
https://www.disability.gov/transportation/accessible_transportation/transportation_laws_%26_regulations


 
Dispute Resolution - Related Web Links
  Dispute Resolution
"Mediation" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/B21C6122-6654-468C-83A6D0B4B74D37CD/104/308/239/

"Mediators of Southern Nevada" - a non-profit association of mediators, individuals and organizations, provides a directory, information about mediation, and how to select a mediator (Northern Nevada organization--Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition (775) 788-2127)
http://www.mediatorsonv.com


 
Employment Law - Related Web Links
  Employment Law - Related Web Links
"Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Nevada" - from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
http://healthinsuranceinfo.net/getinsured/nevada/

"Human Resources and Employment Law" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/CB627BAD-F421-4AF1-AE5C9D84021BB999/111/259/

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Discrimination) Provides information about discrimination and your rights. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (General Employment Issues) Provides information about your basic rights, unions, group activity, recordkeeping and resources. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Health and Safety) Provides a workplace health and safety overview, examples of areas of protection, and instructions on how to file a complaint. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Family and Medical Leave Act) - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Unemployment Insurance) - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Wage Issues) Provides information about federal law and the minimum wage, filing a complaint, prevailing wage, state law and the minimum wage. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV

Nevada's Legal Aid Resource Center--Work and Employment (Disabilities) Provides information about workers compensation, other disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, and resources. - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV



 
Family Law - Related Web Links
  Adoption
Annulment
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Divorce
Domestic Abuse/Violence
Forms
Guardianship
Living Together
Name Change
Same Sex Couples

Adoption
"Adoption" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/56932A5A-84E0-4902-A048DBF98CB9A78D/118/122/174/

Annulment
"Annulment and Separation FAQ" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/article.cfm/ObjectID/7D19D2CA-2D7F-4268-B9D401FE97EFB36D/catID/995EE405-21AA-4B4A-97CBABD905A37E1B/118/246/222/FAQ/

Child Custody and Visitation
"Child Custody and Visitation" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/AC0903D2-C845-40E8-850E1DCEDDEA5778/118/246/236/

Child Support
"Child Support" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/50577D19-965B-4301-B98AE541654F9EAB/118/246/169/

Divorce
"Divorce" pamphlet - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/Divorce%20brochure.pdf

"Divorce and Child Custody" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/BC93B1DE-97D2-44DB-87F20B0350BA0643/118/246/

Domestic Abuse/Violence
To find help for a domestic abuse problem in your area, please see the United Way Community Information and Referral Service -- "victim/legal" topic
http://www.211.org or call 211 from your telephone

Information about Temporarary Protection Orders (TPO) from Domestic Violence TPO Office in Washoe County
http://www.washoecourts.com/index.cfm?page=domestic_violence

Information about Clark County Family Violence Intervention Program Clark County Family Violence Intervention Program
http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/ejdc/programs-and-services/Family_Violence_Int/index.html

Forms
Forms available for statewide use - from the Nevada Supreme Court
http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/viewdocumentsandforms/SelfHelpProSe/

Clark County Family Court Forms
http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/shc/index.htm

Clark County Law Library Comprehensive Index of Legal Forms
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/lawlibrary/Documents/Comprehensive%20Forms%20Index.pdf

Washoe County Family Court Forms
http://www.washoecourts.com/index.cfm?page=selfhelp

Guardianship
"Guardianship of Children" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/5F2ECF95-E8DD-4A04-A0A6FEB1213633FE/118/122/186/

Living Together
"Living Together" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/3C3AF4CE-DB9E-48C4-8DFCFE2E47C91747/118/304/145/

Name Change
"Changing Your Name" -from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/211754E8-4167-4E64-9EABA23C9510DE4F/118/121/

Same Sex Couples
"Lesbian and Gay Couples" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/64C2C325-5DAF-4BC8-B4761409BA0187C3/118/304/190/


 
Government Benefits - Related Web Links
  Social Security
"Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Nevada" - from the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
http://healthinsuranceinfo.net/getinsured/nevada/

"Social Security" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/images//ssd-feb-2011.pdf

"Social Security and Retirement" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/A74E92D1-EE6C-420C-B64B7FCB6A2953A8/213/233/


 
Money Problems - Related Web Links
  Bankruptcy
Credit Repair
Debt Collection
Financial Literacy
Foreclosure
Identity Theft
Loan Problems

Bankruptcy
Legal Seminar: Bankruptcy, presented by Patricia Phair, Esq. February 2010 - Monthly Legal Seminars on different topics offered by the Washoe County Law Library available on the Washoe County Television Channel.
http://washoe-nv.granicus.com/ASX.php?view_id=6&clip_id=428&r=cfbc88f042e3c69807bb26965421fa27&xp=y&intro=1&sn=washoe-nv.gran

Bankruptcy - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/bankruptcy%20brochure.pdf

Bankruptcy - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/bankruptcy/

"Bankruptcy Basics" - from the United States Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/bankruptcycourts/bankruptcybasics.html

"Bankruptcy and Debt" - from the Findlaw.com
http://bankruptcy.findlaw.com/

"Consumer Education Center" - from the American Bankruptcy Institute
http://consumer.abi.org/

"Nevada Bankruptcy Exemptions" - from BankruptcyAction.com
http://www.bankruptcyaction.com/nvexemptions.htm

United States Bankruptcy Court District of Nevada--includes forms and rules
http://www.nvb.uscourts.gov/

Bankruptcy Information from Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/bankruptcy

Corporate Bankruptcy - What Every Investor Should Know from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/bankrupt.htm

Before You File for Personal Bankruptcy: Information About Credit Counseling and Debtor Education from Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre41.shtm

Access to Bankruptcy and Other Court Case Files, ca. 1940 - 1998 from National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/research/court-records/bankruptcy.html

Fact Sheet: Your Employer's Bankruptcy - How Will It Affect Your Employee Benefits? from US Dept. of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fsbankruptcy.html

The United States Trustee Program, the component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees.
http://www.justice.gov/ust/

Web BRD: Lynn M. LoPucki's Bankruptcy Research Database Web BRD is the most powerful business bankruptcy research tool on the web.
http://lopucki.law.ucla.edu/

"North America Military Financial Education Center" Financial Education Tools for Everyone
http://militaryfinance.umuc.edu/index.html


Credit Repair
"Credit Repair: How to DIY and Avoid a Scam" - from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt097.shtm

"Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself" - from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre13.shtm

"Articles and FAQ's for Credit Repair for Bad Credit" - from Nolo Publishing Companyt
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/bad-credit-repair/

"Your Credit Card Rights" - from National Consumer Law Center, Inc.
http://www.nclc.org/images/pdf/older_consumers/cf_credit_card_rights.pdf

"Consumer Credit Counseling Service" - A nonprofit, United Way, HUD certified financial counseling service providing.
http://www.cccsnevada.org/

"Annual Credit Report Free" - AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

"Model Letters to the Credit Reporting Agencies" - Credit Repair Process - from Miami Dade College
http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/student/WorkingSolutions/files/CREDIT%20REPAIR%20PROCESS.doc

"US Code (United States Law) Credit Repair Organizations" Title 15 > Chapter 41 > Subchapter II–A: Credit Repair Organizations
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/15/usc_sup_01_15_10_41_20_II-A.html

. "North America Military Financial Education Center - Financial Education Tools for Everyone"
http://militaryfinance.umuc.edu/index.html


Debt Collection
"Debt Collection" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/debt-collection/

"Dealing with Creditors" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/43A35C36-0A53-4E37-B92C80B98E69E6D0/213/208/155/

"Consumer Law: Debt Collection" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/debt.htm

"Did You Lose a Lawsuit? Here Are Your Rights Concerning Garnishment and Attachment" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/debt-collection/61-attachment-and-garnishment

"Lose a Lawsuit? Your Rights Concerning Garnishment and Attachment" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/lawsuit.htm

Financial Literacy

www.mymoney.gov
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.

www.360financialliteracy.org
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy is a multi-faceted effort, spearheaded by the AICPA, with the support of state CPA societies. The program encourages CPAs to take a broad leadership role in volunteering to educate the American public, from school children to retirees, on financial topics that apply specifically to their particular stage of life.

www.nevadacpa.org/Public/Financial_Literacy.htm
Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

www.financiallit.org
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available for all American adults.

www.occ.treas.gov/cdd/finlitresdir.htm
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Financial Literacy Resource Directory. This directory provides information on financial literacy resources, issues and events that are important to bankers, organizations, and consumers of all ages. The directory includes descriptions and contact information for a sampling of organizations that have undertaken financial literacy initiatives as a primary mission, government programs, fact sheets, newsletters, conference materials, publications, and links to Web sites.

http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Pages/Domestic-Finance.aspx
United States Department of the Treasury: The Office of Domestic Finance, headed by the Under Secretary, advises and assists the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on the domestic financial system, fiscal policy and operations, governmental assets and liabilities, and related economic and financial matters.

"North America Military Financial Education Center - Financial Education Tools for Everyone" - from BankruptcyAction.com
http://militaryfinance.umuc.edu/index.html

"Money Talks" from University of California Cooperative Extension
http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/index.cfm

Financial Literacy for Spanish Speaking Populations
Educación Financiera

http://www.mymoney.gov/home-es.html
MyMoney.gov es el sitio Web del Gobierno de los EE. UU. que ofrece toda la información básica sobre educación financiera. MyMoney.gov puede ayudarlo a la hora de comprar una casa, cuadrar su chequera, o invertir en su 401k. A través de este sitio usted encontrará información importante de 20 agencias federales.

http://www.dallasfed.org/ca/ewealth/index.html

A website from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Cómo crear riqueza: Una guía para alcanzar sus metas financieras.

http://www.treasury.gov/en-espanol/Pages/fin-edu-resources-es.aspx
Oficina de Educación Financiera

United States Department of the Treasury - Office of Financial Education.

www.money-wise.org

A national financial literacy partnership of Consumer Action and Capital One, is the first program of its kind to combine free, multilingual financial education materials, curricula and teaching aids with regional meetings and roundtables to train community-based organization staff so that consumers at all income levels and walks of life can be reached.

"Cuidada tu Dinero - Money Talks" from University of California Cooperative Extension
http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/index_S.cfm

Identity Theft
"If You Think Your Identity Has Been Stolen Here's What to Do Now"--from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

"Nevada Attorney General" on Identity Theft
http://ag.state.nv.us/victims/idtheft/idtheft.html

"North America Military Financial Education Center - Financial Education Tools for Everyone" - from BankruptcyAction.com
http://militaryfinance.umuc.edu/index.html

Foreclosure
"Lawyer in the Library: Recent Changes to Nevada Foreclosure Law for the Homeowner, presented by Douglas Flowers, Esq. & comments by Nevada Supreme Court representatives about mediation." - from Washoe County Law Library Monthly Legal Seminars, different topics each month and available at Washoe County Television Video on Demand
http://washoe-nv.granicus.com/ASX.php?view_id=6&clip_id=326&r=cd7ecb6f94e51a525ec723b29f4be023&xp=y&intro=1&sn=washoe-nv.gran

"Eviction Following Foreclosure" provided by Clark County Nevada Civil Law Self-help Center
http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/CivilSHC/landlord-tenant-evictions/eviction-foreclosure.html

Loan Problems
"Don't Borrow Trouble" Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an informational web site on predatory lending. Northern Nevada Residents may also call the related hot line at 775-337-6363 for assistance with predatory lending problems.
http://www.dontborrowtrouble.com/

"Truth in Lending: What You Must Be Told When Getting a Consumer Loan or Other Consumer Credit." - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/truth.htm

"Predatory Lending" - from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/predatory-lending

"What Can I Do About a Defaulted Student Loan?" - from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/student-loans

"What Can I Do About a Defaulted School Loan?" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/student.htm


 
Property Law - Related Web Links
  Discrimination
Homestead
Landlord and Tenant
Loan Problems
Neighbor Problems
Real Estate Escrows and Title Insurance

Discrimination
"Fair Housing: It's the Law!" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/fair.htm

Homestead
"Homesteading Your Home or Mobile Home" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/homestead

Homesteading Your Home or Mobile Home - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/homesteading.htm

"Filing a Homestead Declaration" pamphlet - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/Filing%20Homestead%20Declaration.pdf

Landlord and Tenant
"Housing" - from Nevada Legal Services
http://www.lawhelp.org/NV/

"Private Landlord Tenant Law in Washoe County" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/tenant.htm

Loan Problems
"Don't Borrow Trouble" Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an informational web site on predatory lending. Northern Nevada Residents may also call the related hot line at 775-337-6363 for assistance with predatory lending problems.
http://www.dontborrowtrouble.com/

"Truth in Lending: What you Must Be Told When Getting a Consumer Loan or Other Consumer Credit." - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/truth.htm

Neighbor Problems
"Neighbor and Home-Related Disputes" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/D0B308BB-D553-438E-94E8D66498A911D7/213/243/267/

Real Estate Escrows and Title Insurance
"Real Estate Escrows and Title Insurance" - from the Nevada State Bar
http://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/Real%20Estate%20Escrows.pdf


 
Senior Law - Related Web Links
  Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts, end of life planning, etc.)
Fraud
Power of Attorney
Probate
Retirement

Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts, end of life planning, etc.)
"FAQ" - from the Washoe County Senior Law Project
http://www.washoecounty.us/seniorsrv/legal/legal.htm

Layne Rushforth's Estate Planning
http://rushforth.net/planning-main.html

"Wills and Estate Planning" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/FD1795A9-8049-422C-9087838F86A2BC2B/309/

Fraud
"Don't Borrow Trouble" Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an informational web site on predatory lending. Northern Nevada Residents may also call the related hot line at 775-337-6363 for assistance with predatory lending problems.
http://www.dontborrowtrouble.com/

"Helping Older Consumers Avoid Charity Fraud" - from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel18.shtm

"Who’s Calling? Recognize & Report Phone Fraud" - from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/telemarketing/tel19.shtm

"If You Think Your Identity Has Been Stolen Here's What to Do Now"--from the Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Power of Attorney
"Power of Attorney" - from the Nevada State Bar
http://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/power%20of%20attorney%20forms.pdf

"Advance Care Planning Documents" - from the Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy (info. about advanced directives, living wills, durable power of attorney and forms)
http://www.unr.edu/ncehp/ADs.html

Probate
"Probate and Administration of Estates" - from the Nevada State Bar
http://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/probate%20and%20administration.pdf

Retirement
"Social Security and Retirement" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/A74E92D1-EE6C-420C-B64B7FCB6A2953A8/213/233/


 
Miscellaneous Law - Related Web Links
  Attorneys
Finding an Attorney
Fees and Problems with Attorneys
Classes About the Law (Free)
Criminal Law
DUI
Forms
Immigration
Injuries
Small Claims Court
Tax Disputes
Traffic Tickets
Help for Non-legal Problems

Attorneys


Finding an Attorney
You don't have to rely on the Yellow Pages alone. Here are some web sites that may help you find an attorney.

AttorneyGuide.com Locate Nevada attorneys by location and area of practice.
http://www.attorneyguide.com/

Lawyer Locator by Martindale U.S. and international searchable directory of attorneys that provides ratings for some attorneys.
http://www.martindale.com

State Bar of Nevada Lawyer Referral Service (Will refer you to a Nevada lawyer for free, but there is usually a charge for the initial attorney consultation.)
http://www.nvbar.org/content/public-0


Fees and Problems with Attorneys
"Fee Dispute Arbitration" Explains fee conflicts between clients and attorneys. - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/fee%20dispute%20brochure.pdf

"Clients' Security Fund" Explains funds available to clients when an attorney has mishandled a case. - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/clients%20security%20fund.pdf

"How Lawyers Charge" - from the Nevada State Bar
http://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/how%20laywers%20charge.pdf

"Lawyer Discipline" - from the Nevada State Bar
http://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/attorney%20discipline.pdf


Classes about the Law (Free)
Legal Aide Services of Southern Nevada and UNLV / Boyd School of Law have created a partnership program to help provide legal information to the Las Vegas area community. Boyd Law students present informational classes about Housing, Small Claims, Bankruptcy and Family Law matters and help self represented litigants understand how to present their case and represent themselves in court.
http://www.lacsn.org/free-classes/
Class Calendar http://www.lacsn.org/calendar/

Free Monthly Legal Seminar at the Washoe County Law Library
http://www.washoecounty.us/lawlib


Criminal Law
"Criminal Law" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/3900BEB2-2599-4E9F-B5F09F0DF3E33C7B/104/143/

National Sex Offender Public Registry--from The U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.nsopr.gov/ (can search for sex offenders locally or nationwide)

"Sealing Criminal Records" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/sealing-records

"Sealing Criminal Records" - from Clark County District Attorney's Office
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/district_attorney/crm/Pages/sealings.aspx

"Sealing Nevada Criminal History Records" - from Nevada Criminal Records Repository
http://nvrepository.state.nv.us/crim_nav.shtml

"Sample Forms for Sealing Criminal History Records in the Washoe County Second Judicial District Court " - from the Washoe County Law Library - Reno, Nevada
http://www.washoecounty.us/lawlib/sealingcriminal.htm

"Nevada Law on Sealing Criminal Records, Pardons and Restoration of Civil Rights" - from Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners
http://www.pardons.nv.gov/

"Statutory Rape Education Project" - by the Nevada Public Health Foundation. Includes free links to related Nevada laws and brochures explaining the law in English and Spanish.
http://www.nevadapublichealthfoundation.org/statutory-rape-education-project.asp?click=programs&details=18#18

"What to Do If You Are a Victim of a Crime" - by US Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/documents/OVC%20Brochure.pdf


DUI
DUI - from the Nevada State Bar
https://www.nvbar.org/sites/default/files/DUI%20brochure.pdf

"Drunk Driving FAQ" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/article.cfm/ObjectID/9F247184-6BA6-4F70-B7EB244D9213AAF7/catID/CF015A63-6B69-4EED-A34B6F4035C8BE0E/104/263/FAQ/


Forms
LEAN is not responsible for the accuracy of the information in this directory or other linked web sites. Users are strongly encouraged to verify if the information found is accurate, current and related to the appropriate jurisdiction. No legal advice is provided on the LEAN project pages.

For forms related to specific topics, please select a topic from http://www.nvlawdirectory.org/links.html See also, Guide to Finding Nevada Law on the Web--Legal forms at http://www.nvlawdirectory.org/bysubresearchguide.html#forms

The four web links below collect forms and self help resources for a variety of Nevada legal topics.

"SilverSource" - from the State of Nevada, the Silver Source Forms Clearinghouse is designed to help you quickly find the Nevada State government forms you're looking forhttp://silversource.state.nv.us/

"Legal Forms" - from LawInfo's Legal Resource Center
The Legal Resource Center Forms and documents are for educational purposes. Due to the intense personal nature of any legal issue, it is suggested that you consult with appropriate legal counsel to ensure your issues are effectively resolved.
http://resources.lawinfo.com/en/Free-Legal-Forms/index.html

"Legal Forms" - from the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library
The forms you find here are just a starting point. They may provide you with ideas on content and style but specific requirements vary by court. If the sample form is from a court other than the one in which you are filing you MUST change the form to reflect the court in which you are filing. You MUST contact the clerk of the court where your item will be filed to make sure you meet all formatting (referred to as Court Styling), content and procedural requirements.
http://lawlibrary.nevadajudiciary.us/forms/formsDirectory.php

"Nevada Supreme Court Forms made available by the Nevada Supreme Court Council for Pro Se Assistance" - from the Nevada Supreme Court standardized family law forms that may be used throughout the state and other court forms such as appeals forms for litigants without attorneys
http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/self-help.html


Immigration
"Immigration and Green Cards" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/86F12C86-8753-405E-8A437DA6EE610EDA/118/209/


Injuries
Personal Injury (wrongful death, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, defective products, sexual molestation and sexual harassment, insurance company failure to pay, unsafe property conditions, dog bites and intentional physical harm) - from Nevadainjuries.com
http://www.nevadainjuries.com/

"Personal Injury" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/73BB194F-C331-4C03-82E96DC64062980C/104/199/


Small Claims Court (see also Research Help - Guide to Finding Nevada Law on the Web--Checking with the Court)
"Representing Yourself in Small Claims Court" - from Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
http://www.lacsn.org/consumer-rights-project/small-claims-court

"Representing Yourself in Small Claims Court" - from Washoe Legal Services
http://www.washoelegalservices.org/smclaims.htm


Tax Disputes
"Taxes and Audits" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/E60B9A45-4B75-424C-91CDDAC9F6AB3A18/213/287/


Traffic Tickets
"Traffic Tickets" - from Nolo.com's Free Featured Articles
http://www.nolo.com/resource.cfm/catID/CF015A63-6B69-4EED-A34B6F4035C8BE0E/104/263/


Help for Non-Legal Problems
Sometimes you need help for more than just a legal problem for things like counseling and emergency housing, etc. When a situation like that comes up, you might want to try contacting these agencies. They will be able to tell you where you can find free help.

Nevada 211 Provides assistance for non-emergency services in the State of Nevada. http://www.nevada211.org
From basic needs to any health and human service program, one call to Nevada 2-1-1 offers access to: Basic human services, Physical and mental health resources, Employment support services, Programs for children, youth and families, Support for seniors and persons with disabilities, volunteer opportunities and donations, and support for community crisis or disaster recovery. This is a statewide collaborative program.

Crisis Call Center (toll free: 1 (800) 992-5757)
http://www.crisiscallcenter.org/

Help of Southern Nevada (702) 369-4357
http://helpsonv.org/

NvElderCare.org - Caregiver Resources & Information
http://www.nveldercare.org/

United Way of No. Nevada Directory of Services (statewide searchable web directory of services)
http://www.uwayreno.org/


 

 




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