Fate of Clark County facilitator’s office moves into spotlight

first_imgConnie Brown deals with a lot of upset, confused and, sometimes, angry people.As a clerk in the Clark County Facilitator’s Office, she provides people with information on how to navigate common legal issues in family court, such as child support, custody and parentage, among other issues. The service costs $20, and Brown gives people the correct forms and can check to make sure they’re complete.Brown said that by the time she’s done, people are hopefully headed in the right direction and are less upset and confused.But the facilitator’s office faces an uncertain future as Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee assembles a budget for 2019 that’s expected to include spending reductions. The facilitator’s office could be cut, and Barbara Melton, a Democrat, has made it an issue in her bid to unseat Clark County Clerk Scott Weber, a Republican, in the November election.“I just know that getting rid of the facilitator’s office would not help family law. It would not help domestic court,” said Melton, who works as a legal secretary in the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.Weber said that he doesn’t want to cut the office but is faced with difficult choices and needs to preserve the core of his office that’s responsible for fulfilling state mandates.“What it comes back to is if they ask us to cut even deeper, I really can’t go any deeper than where I’m at,” he said.last_img

Posts Tagged with…

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *