The List is provided to individuals in immigration proceedings and contains information on non-profit organizations and attorneys who have committed to providing at least 50 hours per year of pro bono legal services before the immigration court location where they appear on the List. The List also contains information on pro bono referral services that refer individuals in immigration court proceedings to pro bono counsel.
If you are a non-profit organization, pro bono referral service, or attorney in private practice and wish to be included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers, please refer to the eligibility requirements and application processes set forth at 8 C.F.R. 1003.61 et seq. (80 Fed. Reg. 59503). Please carefully read the instructions and follow them when completing the form. Paper applications should be submitted to:
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program provides free lawyers to domestic violence victims in certain cases involving custody, divorce, housing, public assistance and probate. Contact your local domestic violence program to see if you qualify for legal services.
Disability Law Center of Alaska provides free legal advocacy for people with disabilities in Alaska in Social Security and public benefit appeals, employment or housing discrimination, cases involving access to special education programs, businesses, services and voting and cases involving financial exploitation. They do not generally take family law cases or criminal cases. Their website contains a list of the kinds of cases they generally take and those they do not.
Alaska Free Legal Answers is a free web-based service where you can get answers to legal questions if you meet the income requirements. Once qualified, you can post your civil legal question so a volunteer attorney can respond to your question by email. You may ask up to three civil legal questions a year. It may take up to 30 days for a response, and if it appears that your question cannot be answered online, you may be referred to a local legal service agency to assist you with your legal issue. Visit alaska.freelegalanswers.org and follow the registration steps.
Private lawyers are sometimes willing to take a case pro bono which means they do the case for free for low income clients. Some lawyers are willing to do cases for reduced fees. You can always ask a lawyer to take your case pro bono or for a reduced fee.
Leslie Need grew up in Kansas and went to Kansas State University originally planning to be a teacher. On a whim, she decided to take the LSAT and ended up going to law school at the University of Tulsa, where she focused on federal Indian Law. During one of her summers in law school, she heard about a summer program in Anchorage for law students to learn Alaska Native Law. While considering the program, she went on a first date with her now husband in which he too said that he was planning on doing the program in Anchorage. They took the class together, eventually got married, moved to Alaska together, and have been here ever since.
Tracy now works for Farley & Graves, P.C., specializing in insurance defense, and she says the firm was incredibly supportive of her pro bono service. In 2020, Tracy took her first case with ANDVSA, a case concerning a protective order and custody. Excitingly, Tracy was able to take the case with her mom, Theresa Hillhouse, who is still working as an attorney in Alaska. Tracy says she is grateful for the training and support she received from ANDVSA.
Mary was born in Rhode Island and attended Northeastern School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked as a Vista volunteer, a national service program dedicated to ending poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Mary says that the jobs that she held before law school were instrumental in shaping her desire to practice public interest/criminal defense work.
Cam is in the process of slowly retiring. He tries to get out on some of the many rivers in and outside of the state in between gardening and learning to playing the guitar. Over the next few weeks, Cam will spend time far from his home in Fairbanks, exploring the Okavango Delta and Zambezi River. When he gets back, he hopes to keep doing pro bono work into retirement.
The industry leader in Alaska for estate planning, probate, trust administration, business organizations, and business succession planning. Individual AttorneysChrystal Sommers Brand, Family Lawyer, Law practice limited to Family Law including divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support, and adoption within geographical area of Southeast Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg, and Ketchikan). For more information, go to our website at www.alaskafamilylawyer.com
Clients who seek the help and assistance of legal aid services are people seeking protection from an abusive domestic situation, drafting of simple wills, power of attorney, health care programs, consumer complaints, family matters, bankruptcy, etc.
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
In the past, the Lawyers Serving Warriors program assisted veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan facing administrative separation or pursuing a claim with the VA for disability compensation. Lawyers Serving Warriors has recruited hundreds of volunteer lawyers from law firms and corporate legal departments throughout the country.
Professor Feldman received the Philip A. Trautman Professor of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021. He is the past recipient of the ACLU's Hero of Constitutional Rights Award, the Alaska Bar Association's Professionalism Award, and he twice received the U.S. District Court's Public Service Award. In 2013, he received the Alaska Bar Association's Human Rights Award for a decade of pro bono work on a death penalty case in Texas.
Maria Elena studied business and paralegal courses at Southmost College and the University of Texas San Antonio. Maria Elena held many positions in the legal field. She was also the Executive Director of the Alaska Pro Bono program, investigator for the Disability Law Center and a worker compensation officer for the State of Alaska.
The family of Maria Elena would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at Baxter Senior Living, with special thanks to the staff of the Memory Care Unit. Please visit www.alaskanfuneral.com to leave online condolences.
Alaska attorneys provide a variety of free legal services for the Anchorage community. One program, free legal clinics around Alaska planned annually on Martin Luther King Day, has continued for a decade and assisted more than three and a half thousand Alaskans. Partners in this effort include the Alaska Court System and Alaska Legal Services Corporation, a private nonprofit law firm established in Alaska in 1967.
The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: is a non-profit, membership corporation composed of 21 programs statewide that provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, offender services, and adult crisis intervention services. The purposes of the Network are to promote linkage and communication between the programs, facilitate information sharing, secure funding in a cooperative and non-competitive manner, and to expose the roots of violence against women and children in this culture. 907-586-3650
RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. 1.800.656.HOPE
February 2022 [3-day visit]: Richard Dagenhart and Marco Ancheita will travel to Tyonek to initiate the project and to gain an understanding of the issues involved in the site, relationships to the village, and the details of the building program. They will also meet with the CCHRC to discuss issues associated with construction in cold, earthquake prone environments.
UAA offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs that consistently prepare students for success after graduation. State-of-the-art classroom instruction and hands-on learning collide in UAA's innovative academic programs, which feature unique courses that train students to lead Alaska into the future.
Kate graduated from the Journalism and Public Communications program at UAA in 2011. She went on to work for several years as a communications director and account manager for various businesses before launching her own company in 2014, Rising Tide Communications.
Collette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Director, Senior Attorney Collette (she/her) leads the Carnivore Conservation program, where she focuses on combating exploitation and cruel treatment of wolves and other rare wildlife. Collette received her law degree from the University of Minnesota, where she also earned a master's degree in wildlife conservation. Before joining the Center, she was in private practice, where her pro bono work focused on preservation of endangered species and their habitats. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John R. Tunheim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Ileene Anderson, Deserts Director, Senior Scientist Ileene (she/her) works in the Urban Wildlands program to conserve animals and plants and their habitats in the deserts, mountains and urban wildland interface of Southern and Central California. Ileene's project areas include lands in the California deserts and mountains, the Santa Ana River Watershed, the Santa Clara River watershed, and the inland empire of Southern California and Central California, among other places. She holds a master's in biology from California State Northridge. 153554b96e