John Fortin Pro Bono Appellate Program Victory

John Fortin, a member of the Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice and the Appellate Practice, has argued before the Nevada Supreme Court as part of the pro bono appellate program and obtained a complete reversal and remand for his client, In re 3587 Desatoya Drive, Case No. 80194 (Oct. 15, 2021). John also was on the briefs in a matter that obtained a complete affirmance for his client and a written opinion issued by the Nevada Supreme Court, Helton v. Nevada Voters First PAC, et al., 138 Nev., Adv. Op. 45 (Jun. 28, 2022). 

Pro Bono & Community Service

  • During law school, the University of Richmond awarded John the Public Interest Law Association Pro Bono Award, the school’s most prestigious honor for community and pro bono service. 
  • John was appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to serve as the Nevada Young Lawyers Section’s Representative on the Access to Justice Commission facilitating greater access to justice for the public and Nevadans in need. (Nov. 2021-present)
  • John participated in the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and pro bono appellate program providing over 200 hours of Pro Bono service to Nevadans. (Nov. 2020-2021)

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