Collaborating for a Cause

Math Alum Sean Najera, left, and Law Alum Edgar Flores
Feb. 25, 2014

UNLV alums Edgar Flores and Sean Najera have been best friends since high school, paling around as buddies do, but recently have found their time together spent on more serious matters.

They paired to work on a study concerning the local Latino community. The result, “Legal Service Awareness of the Latino Population in Southern Nevada,” was published in theTexas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy in spring 2013.

One aspect of the study was to determine how informed the Latino community is of free or inexpensive legal services that are available. Another aspect was to see why Latinos use non-attorneys to resolve their legal issues and what sources of information they turn to when seeking legal services.

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