April 15, 2024 (Las Vegas, NV) – The Southern Nevada Senior Law Program (SLP) is pleased to announce that William Voy has joined the organization as Director of its Pro Bono Program. With over 35 years of legal experience and a distinguished career as a Family Court Judge for over 20 years, William Voy brings a wealth of expertise and dedication to helping vulnerable seniors in his new role at SLP.

Voy’s legal career spans diverse roles, including serving on the District Court Bench in Clark County after his appointment by then-Governor Bob Miller in 1998. During his tenure, he led groundbreaking reforms in the Juvenile Delinquency Court, focusing on enhancing the juvenile justice system and children’s mental health. Notably, he pioneered the establishment of innovative programs such as the Nation’s first specialty court for sexually exploited youth and the State’s first juvenile diversion court, mental health court, and dual jurisdiction court.

In addition to his judicial service, Voy has been deeply involved in academia, teaching Health Care Law at the College of Southern Nevada and as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. His contributions extended to establishing crucial programs like the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program and the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (AOT) for severely mentally ill patients in Clark County.

“Having dedicated the last two decades of my career to advocating for youth and families in Southern Nevada, I am thrilled to transition my passion and commitment to serving seniors through the Senior Law Program,” said Voy. “I look forward to leveraging my experience and legal acumen to empower and protect our senior community, ensuring they receive the support and advocacy they deserve.”

“We are delighted to welcome William Voy to the Senior Law Program,” said Diane Fearon, Executive Director of SLP. “His extensive legal background and unwavering dedication to public service will be invaluable assets as we continue to expand and enhance our services for seniors in our community.”

As the Director Pro Bono Program at SLP, William Voy will oversee the provision of legal services to seniors in need, coordinating volunteer efforts, and advocating for seniors’ rights and well-being across Southern Nevada.

Expanding Senior Advocacy:

SLP continues to expand its Senior Advocates Pro Bono Program by calling upon attorney volunteers to contribute their expertise and time to serve the senior community through pro bono legal services. SLP offers pro bono opportunities for serving vulnerable seniors and reports volunteer hours to the Nevada State Bar for the award of up to 4 CLEs each calendar year for 12 hours of pro bono service. Additionally, SLP offers CLE training on both the Health Care Power of Attorney and on Basic Estate Planning. Attorneys interested in participating are encouraged to contact SLP for more information on how they can make a meaningful difference in the lives of seniors in Southern Nevada.

SLP also continues to serve the diverse needs of the senior community. The program aims to fulfill its mission of empowering seniors through no-cost legal services by hosting workshops in both English and Spanish focused on Fundamentals of Estate Planning/Power of Attorney Health Care. Workshops in English are held every Tuesday and Wednesday, and the next Spanish workshop will be held on April 24th at 9:30am at 7690 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89117. Seniors ages 60+ will receive free legal assistance with bilingual and expert pro-bono attorneys. Slots are limited and one can register by calling 702-229-6596.

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About Southern Nevada Senior Law Program:

The Southern Nevada Senior Law Program (SLP) was founded in 1978 under the 1965 Title III Older Americans Act. SLP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that strives to provide no-cost legal services to as many Southern Nevada seniors in need as possible. We are proud to be a member of the Access to Justice Commission in Nevada. SLP is funded by generous donations from our clients and our community as well as grants from the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division and the State Bar of Nevada Foundation. During the last 44 years, we have assisted more than 125,000 seniors living in Southern Nevada.