Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans


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VARN will host free Legal Aid Fairs in Carson City, Virginia City and Gardnerville, in October in recognition of National Pro Bono Week and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

For more information, dates and locations, please click here.


Our Mission 

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. VARN believes that all people should have access to the civil justice system. VARN’s mission is to provide free and/or reduced fee civil legal representation to persons of limited means and domestic violence survivors and to encourage and facilitate the provision of volunteer services by attorneys and others.

VARN Programs

Domestic Violence Victim’s Assistance Project (DVVAP)

Provides free civil legal services for domestic violence survivors, regardless of income. DVVAP serves domestic violence survivors in rural communities throughout northern and central Nevada.

To learn more about DVVAP, click here.

Pro Bono Services

VARN provides free (pro bono) civil legal services to individuals and families with certain types of civil (non criminal) cases who are low income and live in rural northern or central Nevada.

To learn more about the pro bono program click here.

Domestic Violence Rural Immigrant Integration Project

VARN is a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized site and has attained BIA staff accreditation.  This project serves undocumented victims of domestic violence who would like to obtain legal status in the United States through the VAWA Self-Petition or U-Visa process.  Please contact VARN at 775-883-8278 or toll free 1-866-448-8276 for more information about immigration legal services.


Lawyer in the Lobby

VARN’s Lawyer in the Lobby project began In January 2010.  The Lawyer in the Lobby will allow you to speak to an attorney for a limited time, at no cost,concerning your legal problem.  The Lawyer in the Lobby is held twice each month  Please call VARN at 775-883-8278 for an appointment or more information.

This website has been made possible through a grant from the State Bar of Nevada Lawyer Referral Public Service Grant Program.

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