LAS VEGAS, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada’s Las Vegas office is moving to larger, better office space, effective Monday, March 21, 2011.

Its new offices are in Building B of the Quail Park II complex, north of the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive, about 1½ miles almost directly west of the organization’s long-time downtown offices. The new offices, like the old, are close to federal, state, county, and city government buildings.

“Although this move is necessary for optimal public service and staff productivity, it also is highly symbolic of the organization’s growth and success over many, many years,” said Dane S. Claussen, Executive Director of the ACLU of Nevada.

The ACLU of Nevada has increased its Las Vegas staff to six full-time employees, plus numerous temporary interns and externs, and part-time volunteers, making increasingly unworkable the organization’s previous space at 732 S. Sixth Street, Claussen noted. The organization was on South Sixth Street for five years.

“Our new space is ADA compliant and includes private offices for employees who need one; a large flexible space for interns, externs, and volunteers; another space for meetings of our Board of Directors and organizations that we work with; two small, private conference rooms for our attorneys to meet with clients; a park-like interior courtyard shared with other Quail Park II tenants; free, accessible parking for the staff, board, and visitors; and flexibility to potentially hire more staff,” Claussen explained.

The new office location’s address is: 601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B-11, Las Vegas, NV 89106.

The ACLU of Nevada also has a Reno office at: 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 202, Reno, NV 89502. The Reno office, serving northern Nevada, also is the ACLU of Nevada’s headquarters for its lobbying, legislative, and policy advocacy work in Carson City.