The People's Law School

The People’s Law School is a unique public information program presented as a lecture series and recorded for broadcast. Designed to educate and empower citizens on various aspects of the law, The People’s Law School serves a valuable need in our state.  Since the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education (NFCE) introduced this public service program in Nevada in 1986, The People’s Law School has continued to provide up-to-date information on the legal system, legislative process and specific areas of the law most affecting Nevadans. Diplomas have been awarded to over 2,000 Nevadans.  Past and current topics include family and elder law, workers' compensation, personal injury, construction defect, consumer protection and foreclosure issues, your rights and the trial-by-jury system, and the citizen's role in the legislative process.

We are excited to announce that The People's Law School will begin airing Feb. 1 at 6:00 p.m. on channel 5 KNPB in Reno. The legal series will air on the Sunday timeslot through Feb. 22, then return on March 29 through May 24.  The lecture series will cover topics such as foreclosure mediation, bankruptcy, elder law and estate planning, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, divorce and custody, employee rights, elder abuse and more. This is our flagship public service and we are proud to be televised on PBS.


To view the 2012 version, please scroll down for video.


Click here for Session One. 

Moderator: Laurence Springberg, Esq.

State Assemblyman Marcus Conklin, District 37, and State Senator Mo Denis, District 2, give an informative presentation on the Nevada State Legislature, how bills become law, how to contact your legislator and get your voice heard, and more.

Kent Ivey, Esq. and Beverly Salhanick, Esq. share their wisdom on the basics of filing for bankruptcy, and everything you need to know before you contact a bankruptcy attorney.

Last, Jamie Cogburn, Esq. and Assemblyman Marcus Conklin discuss short sales, foreclosures, loan modifications and recent Nevada laws as a result of the mortgage and housing crisis.

Click here for Session Two.

Moderator: Laurence Springberg, Esq.

The first speaker is the Honorable Timothy Williams, a district court judge in the Eighth Judicial District. He speaks about the history and importance of the jury trial, what to expect if you are going to trial, and jury duty.

The second presentation in this session is on personal injury and tort law and is presented by James Crockett, Esq. and Cliff Marcek, Esq.

Last, Gerald Gillock, Esq. presents on Medical Malpractice and the law.

Click here for Session Three.

Moderator: Laurence Springberg, Esq.

This session opens with Kathleen England, Esq. and Paul Padda, Esq.'s presentation on employment law, wrongful termination and harrassment in the workplace.

Gerald Welt, Esq. shares his expertise on how to file for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income.

Finally, George Bochanis, Esq. and Brian Nettles, Esq. speak on Worker's Compensation laws in Nevada.

Click here for Session Four.

Moderator: Laurence Springberg, Esq.

The People's Law School is a public legal education series presented by the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education, which is a non-profit, educational arm of the Nevada Justice Association. The series is four two-hour sessions presented for once a week.

The first half of the session covers divorce, child custody, child support and alimony with family law attorneys Dina Romaya, Esq. and Thomas Standish, Esq.

The last session is on estate law, probate, wills and trusts. The speakers are specialists in this field, Marjorie Hauf, Esq., Bradley Richardson, Esq. and Kristin Tyler, Esq.


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