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Finding Legal Help


Washoe County Bar Association
Washoe County Bar Association...........
WCBA’s Find A Lawyer...........

State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of Nevada........... (702) 382-2200
Toll free in Nevada........... (800) 254-2797
Resources for the public...........
Consumer pamphlets online...........

Washoe Legal Services
Washoe Legal Services........... (775) 329-2727
WLS online...........

Nevada Legal Services
Nevada Legal Services Toll free........... (800) 323-8666
Carson City........... (775) 883-0404

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans
VARN Toll free........... (886) 448-8276
Carson City........... (775) 883-8278

Washoe County Law Library
Reno........... (775) 328-3250
Law Library Online...........

The Washoe County Law Library collaborates with Volunteer Lawyers of Washoe County to run the “The Lawyer in the Library” program Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Washoe County Law Library. The Library is on the first floor of the Washoe County Courthouse at Virginia and Court streets in Reno. In the program, a volunteer lawyer will provide limited and general guidance on such topics as domestic relations, estate planning, immigration, bankruptcy, and labor law. Formal legal advice is not given, and no attorney-client relationship is established through the program. The purpose of the program is to provide lay people with a basic background and tools necessary to deal with different aspects of the legal process.

Looking for more information on the law?
We hope this site will help you make this important transition into adulthood. For print copies of Now that You Are 18: A Survival Guide please call the Washoe County Bar Association.

You can also order free copies of State Bar consumer education pamphlets touching on such topics as employee-rights, hate crimes and domestic violence, bankruptcy, divorce, DUI charges, lawyer referral and explanation of their fees.

For a list of available pamphlets, and the online versions, visit Or order complimentary copies of pamphlets from:
State Bar of Nevada, 702-382-2200

If you’ve been accused of a crime and cannot afford a lawyer, you may qualify for free help from the public defender’s office or a court-appointed private attorney. In civil matters, individuals with low and moderate income may qualify for no-cost help from a legal services program. LawHelp is a nationwide legal service. Nevada’s legal services Web site is . It can help you locate a program in your area. (This Web site can also provide you with other information and resources regarding housing issues, health, immigration, employment, taxes, and student loans.)


This guide is an introduction to narrow topics of Nevada law. Keep in mind that federal, state and local laws are constantly subject to change. If you have a legal question or problem, you should consult an attorney.