Paul Padda Law Commits $100,000 to the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
In an ongoing commitment to the Southern Nevada community, Paul Padda and his law firm Paul Padda Law has committed $100,000 for a “Community Justice Fellowship” at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
This newly created Community Justice Fellowship will award a one-year fellowship to a recent law school graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or an attorney with less than 3 years of postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law. “We’re incredibly grateful” to Paul Padda and Paul Padda Law for this support stated Barbara Buckley, the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.
“To say that this is my way of supporting a livelihood that has been good to me would only be telling half the story,” said Paul Padda. He continued “during my time as an Assistant United States Attorney and Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, I had occasion to observe people encountering the legal system with varying degrees of success.” According to Ms. Buckley “the purpose of the Community Justice Fellowship is not only to assist with the great unmet legal needs at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada but to expose the fellow to the workings of a public interest law practice.” “My hope is,” added Mr. Padda, “that this fellowship will make a significant impact on the lives of people with limited financial means who are encountering the legal system and need first-rate representation.”
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada believes in preserving access to justice and the provision of quality legal counsel, advice and representation for individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney. The Center focuses on serving low income residents and the most vulnerable among us, with programs focusing upon: abused and neglected children, domestic abuse, senior/nursing home abuse, financial fraud/exploitation and much more.
The recipient of the Fellowship will rotate through the Legal Aid Center’s project areas. As a result, the fellow will be exposed to all areas of practice, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution. To learn more about the Fellowship, see here https://www.paulpaddalaw.com/community-justice-fellowship/and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=88&v=6DGB199LH3M&feature=emb_title
Paul Padda Law has been at the forefront of a number of community initiatives, including donating $33,000 to Cheyenne High School so graduating students could receive SAT/ACT preparatory courses to enhance their chance to get into to better colleges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QKnd81Ivz0
Additionally, Paul Padda Law also helped federal government employees during the government shutdown with gas cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5pGK3BVWs&list=PLKEYsN9IUSyA6m7qHOVI3JeKqrlPz2jIM&index=1