May is Older Americans Month

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing. A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

The month of April is a chance to raise awareness of the importance of the legal representation WLS provides, through generous community support, to abused and neglected children in the custody of social services. In 2020, the Child Advocacy Unit represented more than 1,500 children who were removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and are in the custody of foster care […]

Child’s Voice Luncheon

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Donate an In-Kind Item

Join us in celebrating the return of The Child’s Voice Luncheon. This year’s event takes place on April 29, 2022, at the Renaissance Reno! We are working tirelessly to garner in-kind donations, sponsorships, and table and ticket sales.

Juneteenth Celebration Resource Fair

To be held @ Idlewild Park from 12pm – 7pm Juneteenth is Reno's annual celebration of the emancipation proclamation! This is the first year that we get to celebrate it as a federal Holiday! There will be fun for all ages and plenty of entertainment. Washoe Legal Services will participate by having a table highlighting […]

State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting

To be held in Sonoma California. Programming for the conference theme, Cultivating Leadership, will focus on developing leadership skills to take on responsibility in our offices, retain clients, and serve as stewards in our communities. The conference will begin with a Welcome Reception on the evening of June 22, 2022; programming will commence on Thursday, […]

Catholic Charities Northern Nevada Project Homeless Family Connect Legal Resource Fair

To be held at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada 9:00am – 12:00pm This is an Ask-A-Lawyer event where members of the community who are facing housing issues or homelessness can ask WLS attorneys legal questions the day of the event. There will be several other organizations present to give resources and advice throughout the event.

Northern Nevada Pride Festival

To be held at Wingfield Park from 11:00am – 5:00om Northern NV Pride festival is an opportunity for us to share information with the community about the legal services and resources we provide. We will host games, provide educational information, and give out prizes and swag to attendees.

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 collaboration with the NV Federal Court to highlight the importance of taking pro bono cases to combat domestic & sexual violence, as well as providing […]

Fiesta on Wells

Wells Avenue S Wells Ave., Reno, NV

When: September 18, 2022 11:00 am – 5:00 p.m. Where: Wells Ave. between Burns and Vassar What: Northern Nevada Legal Aid will join other community supporters at Latino Arte and Culture’s annual Fiesta on Wells. Come for food, music, and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Stop by Northern Nevada Legal Aid’s table to learn about […]

Fall Community Training

To Be Announced

Crisis Support Services, the Domestic Violence Resource Center, Safe Embrace, and RPD Victim Services Unit invite you to participate in their Fall Training Series in support of Domestic Violence Resource Awareness Month! Community advocates, volunteers, and community members are invited to learn more about domestic violence and sexual assault to better serve their clients and […]

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