FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Southern Nevada Senior Law Program?
Southern Nevada Senior Law Program (SLP) provides no-cost legal services to seniors ages 60 and above residing in Clark, Nye, Esmerelda, and Lincoln counties in Southern Nevada. Our program does not have an income requirement meaning we are able to help low income, moderate income, and fixed income individuals.
How long has SLP been assisting seniors?
Southern Nevada Senior Law Program (SLP) was established in 1978 by the City of Las Vegas under the 1965 Title III Older Americans Act. SLP then transitioned into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2012.
Who does SLP assist and how do you qualify for legal assistance?
In order to qualify for SLP services, seniors must be 60 years and older who live in Southern Nevada (Clark, Nye, Lincoln, and Esmeralda Counties).
Are there any fees associated with services?
Regardless of income there are no costs associated for clients receiving legal assistance from SLP.
What type of legal services are offered?
- Estate Planning and Probate
- Transfer on Death Deed
- Termination of Joint Tenancy
- Healthcare/Financial Power of Attorney
- Long Term Healthcare
- Nursing Home Wrongful Discharge
- Elder Law Rights
- Prevention of Elder Abuse and Exploitation
- Guardianship Counseling
- Consumer Matters
- Assistance with Legal Options Related to Debts
- Small Claims Assistance
- Contract Review
- Merchant Disputes
- Government Benefits & Public Entitlements
- Social Security
- Medicare/Medicaid Disputes
- Veteran Issues
- Real Property & Housing
- Homeowners Association Issues
- Landlord-Tenant/Eviction Disputes
- Outreach | Seminars | Legal Clinics
- Monthly outreach visits to senior centers in the Southern Nevada area
- Special accommodations may be available to residents of long-term care facilities
- Weekly Legal Clinics offered in the SLP office for groups
Does SLP offer interpreters via onsite?
Yes, SLP has Spanish speaking interpreters and bilingual staff available on location and on the phone.
What other resources are available?
If SLP cannot provide assistance they will refer you to the appropriate resources including, but not limited to:
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
- Nevada Legal Services
- State Bar of Nevada Lawyer Referral Program
- Nevada Care Connection/ADSD Resource Center
- Clark County Senior Social Services
How is the SLP funded?
SLP is partially funded by grants from the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division, the State Bar of Nevada Foundation, along with generous client and community contributions.