Clark County Law Foundation


Senior Attorney's are the backbone of the Trial by Peers program. Senior attorneys work closely with the peer counselors giving them guidance throughout each case while ensuring a competent hearing and understanding of the justice process.

  • Be a mentor to peer counselors and facilitate their learning of the legal system
  • Support peer counselors in preparing cases for trial.
  • Support peer counselors in areas of interviewing witnesses, anticipating the opposing witnesses' testimony, preparing opening and closing statements, making recommendations for sentencing etc.
  • Attend court date volunteered for and be available to assist peer counselor through the hearing.
  • Be able to commit a minimum of one hour (either via meeting in person/phone/ email) preparing your peer counselors for their cases prior to court date.
  • Facilitate one Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class per year and assist peer counselors with expanding their legal education.
  • Contact CCLF staff if you have not heard from your peer counselors one week prior to the court date.
  • Participate in Trial By Peers public events i.e. mock trials, peer counselor graduation etc.
  • Volunteer for a minimum of one court date per quarter (average of four cases per court date). Hearings are held on the third Monday of each month at Family Courts (601 N. Pecos St) from 5:30- 7:00pm. Additional court dates will be scheduled at other locations depending on when a Judge has donated their time and courtroom.
  • Commit to a minimum of one hour to prepare peer counselors for cases prior to hearing.
  • Volunteer to facilitate a minimum of one CLE class per year. CLE classes are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except in June-August) at the State Bar of Nevada from 6:00-7:30pm.
  • Attend a minimum of three Trial By Peers Committee meetings per year. Meetings are held quarterly on the last Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00pm at the CCLF office.

What people say?

"I'm so delighted that I volunteered to become a peer for this program. It has brought so much positive experiences and knowledge about the legal system. TBP has helped me in better judgement to think twice about many of the consequences when a crime is violated, and how detrimental a juvenile record can effect your career once it gets on file. TBP has enlighten and thought me immeasurable about the process of the legal system while serving on jury duty. TBP is such a excellent program, it also gave me the opportunity to give back to the local community."

Quincy Ellison, Peer Counselor

What people say?

"I have been a Peer Counselor with Trial By Peers for 2 years now and I have to say it is an amazing program to be a part of. It has given me a chance to figure out what it is I want to be when I get older. I have the opportunity to work with my peers and with real attorneys. They are the senior attorneys and they help us if we need help analyzing our cases. I love being able to do real cases and actually present the cases in court like the attorneys do. It is great hands on experience and you learn a lot about the law. It is great community service and you get to meet a lot of great people. I am thankful to have this experience at such an early age."

Ciarra Wesley, Peer Counselor

What people say?

"Wow! Personally I have to say this is one of the best programs I have seen for a long time. The discipline that this teaches the children is priceless. The training is unbelievable. They work with them step by step so that they are confidently able to pass a junior bar exam. Attorneys and Judges come out after hours to talk with the children about Law and different aspects of the Law. It is amazing to see the patience they have with them. The program coordinators are awesome. They set clear expectations and are very helpful, encouraging and understanding. They respect the Peer Counselors as responsible young adults and offer their support to them beyond belief. This encourages them to strive even higher with their goals. I am quite thankful that my daughter had the opportunity to be a part of this wonder program. It will help her as she continues to consider her career directions. I recommend this program to everyone!"

Melodee Wesley, Parent of Ciarra Wesley

What people say?

"Typing this as I look out my dorm window to the University of North Dakota, I think back and see what Trial By Peers did for me. As a junior in college, I total thus far one internship with SkyWest Airlines, Vice Chair of the Student Policy Committee, a successful election to the University Senate, three years later I come the following conclusion: a great, great deal. Despite TBP and my major of Unmanned Aerial Systems being a world apart, what the program gave to me is immeasurable. Confidence. Great public speaking skills. Empathy. The deep seeded feeling that I helped and made a difference. Just to name a few. While my experiences during college both in and out of the classroom continue enrich my education and prepare me for a future that will no doubt be prosperous, the foundation that Trial By Peers help lay has given me a springboard to my current success. From the courtrooms of the many honorable judges, alongside the great volunteers of TBP, and of course Mom, to now the positive impact is beyond a reasonable doubt."

Shane Gerbert, Peer Counselor


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Tel: 702-333-8277
Fax: 702-405-0746
725 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
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