Current Pro Bono Cases
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is looking for volunteer assistance with the following cases:
Client is entitled to possession of the house he purchased before being incarcerated or a refund of the purchase price. He recently was released from prison and the other party will not allow him access. The facts suggest a situation that the parties should be able to resolve without going to court. (Posted 11/26/2013)
Homer: KN-13-08110 and KN-13-09290
Both clients lived in subsidized housing units in Homer. During renovations to improve the living conditions at the facility, both families were forced out of their units and are now in danger if homelessness. One client is raising two special needs children after a nasty custody dispute with her abusive ex-husband, and the second is disabled, and was denied any units accommodating her documented needs following the renovation. Both clients are seeking compensation for violations of the Landlord/Tenant Act and disability discrimination. (Posted 1/6/2014)
Elderly couple has a challenging neighbor who in encroaching on their land. Among other things, the neighbor has built on the clients’ property and torn down their fence. They have surveys proving property subdivision. Neighbor refuses to speak with them about this, which has been ongoing for several years. (Posted 11/8/2013)
Landlord/Tenant Statewide Legal Hotline
Looking for an interesting Pro Bono activity without the commitment of taking on an entire case? ALSC is seeking attorneys statewide to staff a new Landlord/Tenant Legal Hotline. This can be done via phone from anywhere – any city, your home, your office, or your cell phone. Shifts are Thursdays from 6-8 pm, one shift per volunteer per month. Contact Laura Goss at LGoss@alsc-law.org if you are interested in learning more about getting involved.
Please contact Laura Goss if you are interested in taking a case. Phone: 907-272-9431
The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is seeking volunteers for the following cases:
Custody case- Client has a long term domestic violence protection order against the opposing party. There are two children. Client has concerns about violence to one child and physical violence to herself by opposing party. (Posted 11/8/2013)
Divorce and protection order case-client has severe hearing disability, has also had two strokes leaving her pretty disabled. Currently has an ex parte PO which was issued on 9/12. LTPO hearing September 26th at 9 in front of Magistrate Rogers. Primary issue is sexual assault, which has left her very traumatized and unable to speak at length about the rape. OP has SAM on record from sexually abusing client’s granddaughter. (Posted 9/30/2013)
Custody case – custody case for infant – interim custody hearing on November 18th, trial is not scheduled. In front of J. Smith. Mom currently has interim custody of infant with supervised visits to father. He is facing an assault charge in which the infant was hurt. (Posted 9/30/2013)
Please contact Christine Pate if you are interested in assisting with any of the above cases.