The Clark County Public Guardian is court-appointed to provide guardianship services per Nevada Revised Statutes, Section 253. The Public Guardian's Office has the duty of caring for individuals who are legally determined to be incapable of taking care of themselves when:
- There is no family.
- Family members are ill, elderly or other circumstances prevent their effective performance as a guardian.
- Friends or family have exploited or neglected the person and would not be suitable to serve.