“As an attorney for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 2012, she has fought to uncover the truth when government agencies sought to keep public records hidden, and she has aggressively defended the First Amendment rights of not just the press but all people in Nevada. On Saturday, she received the Nevada Press Association’s First Amendment Champion award for 2018.“ more »
On August 8, 2018, District Joe Hardy Jr. found that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Report withheld records concerning sex trafficking in violation of the Nevada Public Records Act. Maggie McLetchie led the legal team in this successful fight. Learn more »
On September 28, 2017, District Judge Him Corckett ruled in favor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and its reporters who seek autopsy reports for suspicious deaths. Maggie McLetchie led the legal team in this successful fight. Learn more »
In a case litigated by McLetchie Law and the Clark County Public Defender’s office, a federal judge ruled that the State of Nevada is in violation of a 2014 settlement which required the state to provide treatment to mentally ill patients within seven days. United States District Court Judge Miranda Du ordered state officials to work with the Clark County Public Defender’s office to profer a remedy that may include using an independent monitor to oversee compliance.