Job Training Opportunities


DIDS has established Law Student Supervision Operation (“LASSO”) to provide support for job training programs in the public sectors for training, retaining and/or improving the skills of persons employed in this State that are training to practice law in Nevada. For more information regarding LASSO, please click here.


LASSO places first and second-year law students in a summer training program with experienced public defense attorneys located in underserved and/or rural areas of the state. LASSO will also encourage recent graduates to take employment in a rural public defender office to gain indigent defense services experience by practicing law immediately upon graduation. LASSO will strive to provide real-world and hands-on public defense experience under the mentorship of the experienced public defense attorneys, including active representation and litigation opportunities, with the purpose of encouraging the student to consider employment opportunities in the practice of indigent defense services in underserved and/or rural areas of Nevada.

Finally, LASSO will provide a stipend for training materials to individuals that have accepted employment at a qualifying office to take the Nevada Bar Exam and continue their practice in providing indigent defense services.

  • First year students may qualify for a $6,500 training stipend
  • Second year students may qualify for a $10,500 training stipend
  • Graduates accepting employment may qualify for a $15,500 training stipend, plus a $6,500 state bar training stipend. 

If you are a student interested in participating in LASSO, please fill out the form here


If you are an office interested in offering LASSO opportunities, please fill out the form here, and return to