Nevada's Click for Legal Help Wins National Applause
Friday, May 11, 2007
A Nevada Web site designed for legal help won national recognition this week. The Webby Awards are also known as the "Oscars of the Internet," and Wayne Pressel with Nevada Legal Services says NevadaLawHelp.org snagged a Webby because it allows Nevadans to answer legal questions and even defend themselves in court.
“We're getting about 8,000 hits a month. This Web site is not a fad with us; this is a deep tool for us to bring justice to Nevada.”
AnnaMarie Johson with NLS adds that the do-it-yourself forms have been well received by local judges because they answer all the questions the court needs to proceed with each case.
“We have the actual forms you can use to file a divorce, and to file a guardianship over a child. We have all the landlord tenant forms for both the tenant side and the landlord side. That way, they can work through the system on their own.”
The site is designed to assist low-income Nevadans, but Wayne Pressel points out that it puts trouble-saving information just a click away for all Nevadans.
“When they don't know what the law is, then they either get into trouble or don't get themselves out of trouble. The design of the site was carefully put together to be easy to access and use.”
Lawyers and computer specialists from several non-profits keep the legal information up to date. You can find the Webby Award winner online at www.nevadalawhelp.org.
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