The Nevada Department of Indigent Defense Services provides support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems that meet the needs of local communities and the requirements of the Constitution and state law.
The Department does not provide legal assistance or lawyer referrals to individuals. Rather, it operates pursuant to policies and regulations established by the Board of Indigent Defense Services to assist county governments and indigent defense legal services providers in the exercise of their responsibility to provide the effective assistance of counsel to those persons who are legally entitled to counsel but cannot afford to hire an attorney.