Supporting Our Community Since 1965.

We are a non-profit organization that provides free and low-cost legal services to Northern Nevada.

Who we are

Northern Nevada Legal Aid (NNLA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit legal aid organization founded in 1965. Since that time, we have assisted thousands of vulnerable northern Nevada residents who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to the legal system and that everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

What we do

We provide experienced and diverse civil legal services to protect the essential rights of Northern Nevadans most in need.

Housing/Consumer Protection

Northern Nevada Legal Aid assists low-income individuals who are facing foreclosure or eviction.

Senior Legal Center

Our senior legal services cover a broad array of issues impacting seniors.


Our team of attorneys helps immigrants get and maintain legal immigration status.

Domestic Violence

Taking legal action to address the factors that keep people in abusive relationships.


We provide information, resources, and assistance to those who need to represent themselves in court.

Child Advocacy

Attorneys represent children in foster care in permanency proceedings.

Medical/ Legal Partnership

This partnership offers legal services for issues impacting health outcomes.

Pro Bono Referrals

Attorneys can volunteer their expertise and energy to help our neighbors most in need.

Adult Guardianship

We represent protected (and proposed protected) persons in adult guardianship proceedings.

What We've Been Up To

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Spring 2021 Staff BBQ

Child Abuse Prevention Month

International Denim Day

Black History Month Online Social Media Recognition & Education – 02/2022

We participated in an online campaign that ran on Facebook and Twitter to educate the community about black influences on the legal profession.

National Women’s Day Online Social Media Recognition & Education – 3/08/2022

We participated in an online educational piece that ran on Facebook and Twitter that highlighted women throughout history in the legal profession who influenced the legal field and legislation.

UNR Undocuweek 2022 – 03/31/2022

Immigration staff participated in this event at the UNR campus to talk about our services provided and resources offered.

Child Abuse Prevention Month & Spring Kickoff – 04/01/2022

The event was to announce our role in Child Abuse Prevention Month, encourage employees to participate, and plant pinwheels at the office to promote the national awareness campaign.

State Legislature Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off & Pinwheel Planting – 04/01/2022 at the NV State Legislature in Carson City.

We attended the event at the Legislature to support and network with community partners who were part of the statewide awareness campaign for Child Abuse Prevention month. Pinwheels were planted in front of the legislature building and WLS presented on the importance of the awareness campaign and how we would be participating throughout the month.

Biggest Little Easter Egg Hunt & Resource Fair – 04/09/2022 At Rancho San Rafael Park

We had a table at this event that was staffed by WLS employees who shared resources and services offered with over 3,000 attendees. We were there to show support for social services in our community, collaborate with other community partners, and share information about WLS and the services we provide.

National Counsel of Juvenile Family Court Judges Pinwheel Planting and PSA Participation – 04/19/2022 At Greater NV Field

We participated in this event by helping to plant pinwheels in front of Greater NV Field to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Fair & Pinwheel Planting – 04/23/2022

WLS participated in this tabling event at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City. There we shared information about the organization, services offered, and resources available. We also helped to plant pinwheels in front of the Governor’s Mansion to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The Child’s Voice Luncheon – 04/29/2022 At The Renaissance Reno Hotel

After a two year hiatus, we were able to gather again to stand against child abuse and celebrate those who give children a voice in the court room. The Child's Voice Luncheon (CVL) came back with a bang! For the first time, we had a SOLD-OUT event with 302 tickets sold and we raised over $70,000. The event was fun and lively and full of energy. People came to enjoy themselves, support our work, and give generously.

Senior Law Center Resource Fair – 05/03/2022 At the Senior Law Center at the Washoe County Complex

We had several new clients generated from the WLS booth, which shared the services and resources we offer, and we learned of additional new resources from the fair to use in support of our senior center clients.

Senior Resource Panel, collaboration with Senior Coalition of Washoe County – 05/06/2022 At the Senior Law Center

The event was a legal panel held by the Senior Coalition of Washoe County. The legal panel had attendees from Nevada Legal Services, Aging and Disability Services, Adult Protective Services, and the District Attorney’s office as well two units from Washoe Legal Services; Adult Guardianship and the Senior Law Center. During the panel, attendees gave a brief overview of the services they provide and answered questions from the audience. Over 25 people were able to attend virtually and in person.

Senior Resource Panel

The event was a legal panel held in collaboration with the Senior Coalition of Washoe County. The legal panel had attendees from Nevada Legal Services, Aging and Disability Services, Adult

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What our Clients Say

I want to commend you on the excellent legal services you provided in connection with my domestic violence issue. NNLA has all the attributes I expect in a good law firm. Knowledge, seasoned experience, professionalism, integrity and, responsiveness.



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