Good to know: It is the leading provider of low-cost legal aid in the state. ALSC is prohibited from dealing with certain types of representation: (1) class actions; (2) criminal defence; (3) representation of detainees in all types of cases; (4) Representation of undocumented non-citizens, with the exception of domestic violence or trafficking in human beings. The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA) supports low-income victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who need legal assistance. Alaska ranks among the top 5 states in the United States for per capita rates of domestic violence, and ANDVSA statistics reflect this. ANDVSA supports pro bono lawyers who are willing to take on a variety of civil cases. · Referrals to pro bono lawyers and other legal providers. Do you have a legal problem but can`t afford to hire a lawyer? There are many opportunities for free or low-cost legal services for residents of the Municipality of Anchorage. The main avenues are legal aid programs such as Alaska Legal Services Corporation, a nonprofit law firm that provides legal aid to low-income Alaskans, or through a unique program supported by the Alaska State Bar that provides “unbundled legal services” to qualified individuals. There may be income limits that apply to you to qualify for free assistance. Contact the relevant agency for more information. Below is a list of several organizations available to you.

ANDVSA volunteers operate across the country, working on full cases, serving as mentors, conducting legal research, and responding to the information and referral line. The Information and Referral Line is offered 18 times a year for two hours each by volunteer lawyers in Alaska. The DisabilityLawCenter of Alaska provides information and recommendations, individual advocacy, legal advocacy, systemic advocacy, and education. They have broad legal powers to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. DisabilityLawCenter of Alaska clients make their own decisions. They work to promote self-determination, personal autonomy and self-representation. They advise and present clients with options to help them make their own informed decisions. At its meeting on 31. In August, the Board of Governors voted to publish Rule 43.5 proposed by the Alaska Bar for members to post comments that would allow non-lawyers trained and supervised by the Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) to apply for an exemption from the Board of Governors to participate in limited legal practice in the specific areas of law in which they were trained.

Email: Office hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Good to know: The self-help centre does not offer legal advice or represent you in court. Staff do not see clients in the office, but only provide legal assistance over the phone. Alaska Legal Services Corporation provides free legal services to eligible clients based on income eligibility and case eligibility. Alaskans over the age of 60 generally receive support regardless of income, although priority is given to supporting seniors in social or economic need. A number of factors are considered when making a decision about income eligibility. Generally, you are eligible if your income does not exceed 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for services even if your income exceeds the guidelines. Office hours: Monday, Friday, 9:17 a.m. Good to know: The Alaska State Bar maintains a list of lawyers who provide limited legal services to their clients.

This is called “unbundled services.” Instead of hiring a lawyer for full representation, the client would hire the lawyer to provide a specific service that both agree on. Fees vary depending on the lawyer. Examples of services: El Proyecto de Justicia Inmigratoria de Alaska es una agencia no lucrativa que ofrece asesoria legal a un costo reducido a inmigrantes en todos los asuntos inmigratorios, tales como solicitudes de ciudadania, de residencia permanente, de permisos de trabajo, o peticiones familiares o para victimas de abuso domestico. I`m trying to find help for a friend who is on probation but was recently arrested. They are not holding him because they contacted him, but on the basis of someone else`s illegal decisions. I would like to talk to someone about the fact that they have only been in pursuit since June 6, 2020, and they are here. They have now extended his prerogation until January. 21 Thank You ANDVSA is known for its essential on-demand mentoring support, its many written resources (including an Alaska-specific textbook on voluntary family law, American Bar Association family law practice manuals, and sample pleadings), and live and recorded training opportunities. Additional benefits for volunteers include malpractice insurance, coverage for case costs, and assistance from paralegals and shelter lawyers.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation`s (ALSC) Volunteer Lawyer Support Program responded more than 20 years ago to a call to action for the civilian needs of low-income Alaskans in need of legal assistance. Their efforts are rooted in improving the quality of life for children, families, seniors, the disadvantaged and, ultimately, our communities. Founded in 1977, the Disability Law Center of Alaska is a civil rights organization that protects the human, civil, and legal rights of Alaskan people with disabilities through legally strong advocacy. Each state and territory is required by law to have an independent system of protection and advocacy (P&A) for persons with disabilities. DisabilityLawCenter of Alaska is Alaska`s protection and advocacy system. Congress recognizes that persons with disabilities need advocacy and legal representation. DisabilityLawCenter of Alaska has the legal authority to serve most people with disabilities if the issue they need help with is directly related to their disability. We represent children and adults with a variety of disabilities, including but not limited to people with cognitive, mental, sensory and physical disabilities. Today, more than 51 million Americans live with a disability; More than 83,000, or 13 percent of Alaskans, live with disabilities. Alaska Legal Services is a private, non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans.

Please visit the ALSC contact page to find out which office serves you best. The Alaska Immigration Justice Project is a nonprofit agency that provides immigrants with low-cost immigration rights services on all immigration applications, including citizenship applications, permanent resident status, work permits, family petitions, and petitions for victims of domestic violence. Through a strong network of volunteer lawyers and other professionals, ALSC operates in eight communities in Alaska. Nearly 90 clinics are given each year in four of these communities on the topics of bankruptcy, family, landlord/tenant, will/estate and general civil law. Your greatest need lies in customer representation. Other volunteer opportunities include one-time client counselling, classes at a legal clinic, and mentoring other lawyers. Volunteers are also needed to write, edit, or revise client-centered self-help educational materials for, a joint project of the ALSC and other partners in the Alaska justice community. The ACLU Alaska has a wide range of needs for legal volunteers who want to help. Whether it`s a discreet research assignment in an area of immigration law or co-advising on major civil rights cases, the organization`s needs are dynamic.