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County Puts $3M Toward Legal Aid Center

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County is putting $3 million toward construction of a new Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada office complex.

County commissioners approved a grant Tuesday toward the $13 million building cost, with work set to start in September.

The 35,000-square-foot building will more than triple the space of the current Legal Aid office in Las Vegas.

Former state assemblywoman and center director Barbara Buckley says clients face eviction, foreclosures, lawsuits from credit card companies and other legal issues.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the center helped some 31,000 people last year and expects to see 38,000 next year.

The building fund also received a $3.9 million contribution from the Engelstad Family Trust and grants from the city of Las Vegas, the Boyd Foundation, Lied Foundation Trust and others.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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