Current Pro Bono Cases
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is looking for volunteer assistance with the following cases:
Anchorage – AN-15-16670
65 year old Veteran is having his social security checks seized to pay for public assistance his ex-wife received from the state. He claims his child support due has been settled and nothing more is owed. ALSC will provide a Mentor Attorney to assist you with this case, if you do not have experience with this type of case.
Anchorage – AN-15-16344
51 year old man has a very interesting although unusual employment discrimination case. Statements made by his supervisor regard his not receiving needed clearance and being “banned for life” from the State of AK. Client is bright and articulate and has kept good records.
Please contact Laura Goss if you are interested in taking a case. Phone: 907-222-4521
Unbundled Pro Bono Opportunities with ALSC
Housing Court Justice Project
Assist Pro Se low-income tenants or low-income landlords (if the other side has an attorney) in Eviction Court. You will be present at Anchorage District Court one morning per month to provide limited assistance to clients scheduled for eviction proceedings such as: legal counseling, negotiating settlement agreements, representation in an eviction hearing, and drafting any relevant documents, such as pleadings and answers. Contact Laura Goss at ALSC for more information. 907-222-4521 or LGoss@alsc-law.org.
Veterans Legal Clinic – sponsored by ALSC and the VA
You will provide free consultations for income-qualifying Veterans regarding civil legal matters. Clinic days are scheduled once monthly and in advance. Shifts will be 7 hours (9am-4pm) at the Northway Mall (or can possibly be split into two volunteer shifts). Consultations are 45 minutes and are pre-scheduled one hour apart. Contact Laura Goss at LGoss@alsc-law.org or 222-4521 for more information and to sign up to volunteer to help Vets.
Anchorage – Palmer – Kenai – Juneau – Early Resolution Project (ERP)
In one afternoon, you will offer free legal advice to family law pro se litigants referred by the Alaska Court System, who they have deemed as easy to resolve with attorney assistance. You will meet privately with your client and work out an amicable agreement between both parties that same day. 86% of ERP cases are amicably completed that afternoon. ERP volunteers are needed in Anchorage, Palmer, Juneau, and Kenai. ERP sessions are held once per month in each city except Anchorage where it is held weekly. Contact Laura Goss at ALSC for more information. 907-222-4521 or LGoss@alsc-law.org.