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Attorney James Claflin Jr.was selected to be the family law Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada pro bono May volunteer of the month. Judge Frank Sullivan and Judge Bryce Duckworth presented the award. Award clip:

A sense of gratitude is what drives James to do pro bono work. Attorney James Claflin Jr.clip:

The award was given at the Family Law Bench-Bar meeting. The meetings are held once a month to ensure attorneys have access to all the information they need to practice in the Family Division. Topics covered include recent Nevada Supreme Court rulings, new technology, court news and hot topics.



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“You should all take a pro bono case or four;” that’s the advice attorney Carrie Primas gave her colleagues at the January Family Bench-Bar meeting after being honored as Pro Bono Advisory Council volunteer of the month.

Carrie raised an issue of concern that got people talking at the meeting before being called to be honored. Judge Frank Sullivan praised the Hanratty Law Group attorney for taking on seven pro bono cases since 2013. Carrie explained her motivation for doing pro bono with the statement: “There are so many individuals in the community who do not have the resources or knowledge to know where to start in their legal battle. They are just as entitled to justice as somebody who can afford the best attorneys; and doing pro bono work allows me to ensure that at least some of these individuals are properly guided through their case.”

Carrie’s representation has had a significant positive impact by getting children facing abuse into safe circumstances. Congratulation Carrie! Attorneys who want to volunteer should visit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Website

Check out this article on five great reasons to do pro bono.

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5. Doing pro-bono work is a great way to gain respect from judges and peers.
4. You’ll be helping the courts to be more efficient. Instead of someone who doesn’t know the law, self-representing and showing up to court without a clue, they’ll have a pro to help them.
3. You can gain valuable experience and learn something new.
2. It is a fulfilling experience to help those in need.
1. Good karma-What goes around, comes around, so it’s always good to help others.

Don’t miss the upcoming June 12 Summer Law Clerk and Supervising Attorney Luncheon. It’s a great opportunity to grab lunch and get in on the pro bono action RSVP to provono@lacsn or call 702-386-1460.

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