American Bar Association
Military Pro Bono Project Cases
As of 1/22/2014
The American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project (www.militaryprobono.org) is currently looking for attorneys in Alaska to help our servicemembers. The ABA Military Pro Bono Project connects junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel and their families to civilian attorneys who will provide free representation for various civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by military legal assistance offices. The Project accepts case referrals from military legal assistance attorneys (i.e., JAGs) across the country and around the world, and connects these servicemembers with pro bono attorneys throughout the United States. Servicemembers’ legal needs are arising in the areas of consumer law, family law, landlord-tenant, employment law, and others. Unfortunately, the Project has few Alaska attorneys registered with the Project and there is a growing need for pro bono assistance on behalf of our servicemembers in Alaska, so the Project is looking for your help!
Anchorage: An Army servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a landlord-tenant dispute. After the soldier moved into an apartment building, he found that his apartment was infested with bedbugs. After attempting to solve the problem with the landlord for months, the soldier had to terminate the lease and discard much of his personal property. The soldier also discovered that the landlord knew of the infestation before the soldier signed the lease, but the landlord did not disclose the infestation. The soldier seeks help to obtain his security deposit and damages for lost property. (#20360)
Anchorage: An Air Force servicemember seeks pro bono assistance to adopt his two step-children. The servicemember is currently stationed in Korea, but his wife and two step-children who reside in Anchorage plan to reside with him in Japan when he is relocated later this year. Both biological fathers are uninvolved in the children’s lives. It is believed that one biological father would consent to the adoption. It is unknown as to whether the other biological father would consent, but he resides in his native country in Europe. (#20346)
Palmer: An Air Force servicemember seeks pro bono assistance to complete a divorce. The servicemember’s main concern is the custody of his young child. He would like joint physical and legal custody. His wife is seeking sole custody. He has been trying to handle this pro se, but his wife is represented by counsel. (#20437)
If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please directly contact Mary Meixner, the Project Director, at email@example.com or 312.988.5783.