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Scott Lachman Mobilizes Volunteers to Provide Legal Aid After Reno Floods

LAS VEGAS (February 9, 2017) --- Chairman of the Disaster Legal Services Program for the State Bar of Nevada, WWHGD attorney Scott Lachman, has recently organized and mobilized attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to those affected by the massive flooding in Northern Nevada.  Volunteer attorneys will give free legal advice at two separate events in Northern Nevada—one in Reno on March 25, 2017, and another in Carson City on March 10, 2017. 

Scott currently serves as the secretary of the Young Lawyer Section of the State Bar of Nevada.  In 2018, he is slated to be the Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section.  Scott received the State Bar of Nevada Young Lawyer of the Year Award for his commitment to civic participation and contributions to the Disaster Legal Services Program in 2013.  Scott focuses his practice on appellate law and commercial litigation.  He previously clerked for Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry of the Nevada Supreme Court.  Scott received both his B.A. and J.D. from Michigan State University.

The Disaster Legal Services Program was established by the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyer Section, Nevada Legal Services, and other legal service agencies to provide legal aid to persons affected by natural disasters.

Jeff Conner, Young Lawyers Chair and Assistant Solicitor General for the State of Nevada, recently authored an article for The Nevada Lawyer discussing the recently flooding in Northern Nevada.  He praised Scott for his dedication and hard work.  He states, “I, along with many others, hunkered down at home to wait out the storm, Scott took action, initiating the YLS’s response to the situation… Scott’s proactive measures helped spark timely communication and coordinating… ensuring that volunteer attorneys would be prepared to mobilize and provide assistance if and when necessary.” 

To view the full article visit Nevada Lawyer.

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