Short Trial Volunteer Attorney Program
The State Bar of Nevada Short Trial Volunteer Attorney Program is designed to provide members with valuable trial experience by pairing volunteer attorneys with Short Trial Program participants in Clark County and Washoe County who seek legal representation at their short trial. Short trials are distinguished by a fast-tracked process before a judge and/or jury that are adjudicated over the course of one day. Short trial matters are civil actions that do not exceed an award of $50,000 per plaintiff.
Volunteer attorneys, who represent program participants through all facets leading to and including the actual trial, are provided at no charge at the request of unrepresented parties. Mentors, well versed in trial procedure, are provided for each volunteer attorney.
A benefit to all involved parties, the Short Trial Volunteer Attorney Program provides trial experience for attorneys while affording program participants the benefit of free legal representation. In addition, participation in the Short Trial Volunteer Attorney Program as a volunteer attorney may be used to satisfy the SCR Rule 6.1 suggested pro bono responsibility of attorneys.