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.
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.
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.
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.
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
National Women’s Day Online Social Media Recognition & Education – 3/08/2022
State Legislature Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off & Pinwheel Planting – 04/01/2022 at the NV State Legislature in Carson City.
National Counsel of Juvenile Family Court Judges Pinwheel Planting and PSA Participation – 04/19/2022 At Greater NV Field
BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Child Abuse Prevention Month Resource Fair & Pinwheel Planting – 04/23/2022
Senior Resource Panel, collaboration with Senior Coalition of Washoe County – 05/06/2022 At the Senior Law Center
RENO, Nev. (August 9, 2022) – Today Washoe Legal Services announced it has a new name – Northern Nevada Legal Aid — which will help the nonprofit expand regional awareness
Join us today and together we can make a difference.
We welcome partners & contributors.
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.
– NNLA CLIENT
EmPOWERment Through Pro Bono, in-person CLE event focused on Domestic Violence Prevention, Volunteering for Pro Bono, and Federal 1983 cases
11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch will be provided. This is an educational program for attorneys in private practice who are seeking Continued Legal Education (CLE) that WLS is putting on in […]Find out more »