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Self-Help Glossary

Self-Help Glossary

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About The Self-Help Center

Where We Are

The Civil Law Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Avenue in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays and other non-judicial days when the court is closed). 

Who We Are

The Civil Law Self-Help Center opened in December 2009. The center's mission is to increase informed access to the legal system by providing education, information, legal forms, community referrals, and other support services to self-represented parties with civil matters in Clark County, Nevada, regardless of income, assets, or citizenship.  The center was developed through a partnership between the courts in Clark County, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center (a free mediation service provided by Clark County). The center is operated and staffed through a contract with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.


What We Do (And Don't Do)

Among other things, the center

  • Provides legal information, educational materials, and training to self-represented litigants regarding court rules, court procedure, and various civil legal topics;
  • Assists with the identification and completion of legal forms;
  • Refers parties to other legal and non-legal community resources; and
  • Provides forms and information via its website on such topics as mediation, small claims actions, landlord-tenant disputes, protection orders, and how to represent one's self in court, among other things.

The staff at the center is prohibited from providing legal advice. The staff cannot tell you whether or not you should sue someone, recommend any specific attorney or law firm, give you an opinion about your case or predict how a judge might rule, talk to a judge on your behalf, or tell you what words to use in your court papers or at a court hearing. The staff at the Self-Help Center is also obligated to remain neutral. There is no attorney-client privilege or confidentiality of any information shared by a visitor at the center.

The information provided at the center or on this website is not intended to substitute for legal advice delivered by an attorney. Users are encouraged to speak with an attorney before taking legal action.

The Self-Help Center neither endorses nor warrants the quality or accuracy of the services or information obtained from outside organizations linked from this website. The center tries to keep this website up to date, but makes no guarantees about the accuracy of the information on this website. The center is not responsible for any consequences that may result from the use of the website or reliance on the information provided. If you are unsure whether you should use or rely upon information on this website, speak to an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada.