SPECIAL TO THE PVT
The intricacies of bankruptcy law, the steps necessary in foreclosure mediation and the family court process are just some of the topics to be addressed in a series of free legal education classes offered to the community through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Boyd School of Law.
The inaugural event, Community Law Day, is free to the public and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Pahrump Valley High School. The Boyd School of Law, in partnership with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Nevada Legal Services, has sponsored legal information classes for the last 12 years and has helped more than 30,000 people.
The classes are designed to cover specific areas of law that will help individuals understand court procedures, documentation requirements and changes to laws. Individuals who attend the classes may apply for pro bono assistance.
Several of these classes will be offered at Community Law Day, an event co-sponsored by the Boyd School of Law, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services and the Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley.
“Community service is an extremely important part of training great lawyers,” said John Valery White, dean of the law school. “Attorneys are public servants whose obligations to the public are underscored by these events. We are delighted to bring our students together with alumni, and attorneys with our community partners to provide legal information to those in need.
“We are particularly happy to do so in Pahrump which, like other communities in Nevada, has suffered in the economic downturn.”
The event will offer the following classes:
* Family law — divorce
* Family Law — Spanish
* Foreclosure mediation
* Small claims
* Social Security disability benefits
* Tenant’s rights
For more information and this fall’s class schedule, call the Boyd School of Law at 702-895-3671 or call the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 702-386-1070. The class schedule website is available at <a href=www.law.unlv.edu/communityService.html.
Ms. Senior Nye County will sponsor a Sock Hop from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4, at the Pahrump Nugget.
“Remember When” will be the theme, so break out the poodle skirts and bobby socks and dance to music from the 1950s and 60s.
There will be a 50/50 raffle, live entertainment and prizes.
Karen Jackson of KNYE will emcee.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.
Must be 21 to attend. There will be food, drinks and a cash bar.
Call 297-5324, 537-6421 or 764-0006 to purchase tickets.
Liberty Forum meets
Nevada Liberty Forum will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, at the Pahrump Community Library.
The topic will be “With all Our Problems in the U.S. — What Do We Do?”
Call 751-9909 for more information.
National school lunch program
Nye County School District offers breakfast and lunch at all school sites. Free and reduced price meals are available to families who qualify.
Applications are available at each school site and the district office. Students who qualify for free meals may participate in both breakfast and lunch.
Reduced price for all grade levels are 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.
Full price meals are: for elementary students — $1 for breakfast and $2 for lunch; for middle school students — $1.25 for breakfast and $2.25 for lunch; and, for high school students — $1.50 for breakfast and $2.50 for lunch.
Families on TANF, SNAP formerly food stamps , automatically qualify for free meals.
For more information or if you have questions, call the food service coordinator at 775-751-6871 or 1-877-727-7705.
Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo will hold an open forum for questions and answers from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22, at Wulfy’s Sports Lounge.