Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is honored to announce that its Las Vegas office received the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
The Legal Aid Center is the largest low-income civil legal services provider in Las Vegas. The nonprofit is dedicated to providing direct legal representation and legal counsel to those who cannot afford an attorney, with a particular emphasis on children in the foster care system, victims of consumer fraud and victims of domestic violence. The Legal Aid Center represents low-income parents of special education students and homeowners going through foreclosure, provides self-help assistance for those representing themselves in civil and family court matters, hosts a weekly Ask-A-Lawyer program and administers free weekly legal education classes for the community.
“We value our long-standing relationship with the Legal Aid Center and are privileged to have the opportunity to give back to the Las Vegas community,” said Lauren Schmidt, Brownstein’s Pro Bono Partner. “Our attorneys and staff dedicate hundreds of pro bono hours every year to Legal Aid Center cases, most notably through the Children’s Attorney Project, where we represent abused and neglected children. This year, our Las Vegas attorneys extended that commitment by representing the growing number of babies and toddlers in the foster care system.”
The Legal Aid Center recognized Brownstein for the firm’s leadership; its commitment to pro bono; the number of cases the firm has taken (41 total matters of which 33 are open); the more than 1,100 hours devoted by attorneys, paralegals and staff; and the firm’s immediate willingness to step up and help the growing number of babies and toddlers entering the Las Vegas foster care system.