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This pro bono case needs a Contract, Real Estate, and/or Construction Law attorney. Client contracted with a construction company to build a home. That contractor is now threatening to quit the job, unfinished. The real estate agent involved tried to smooth things over unsuccessfully. The home is related to a USDA Rural Development loan and so if the home is not finished, it puts the loan and the closing in jeopardy.

Client would like to cancel Direct TV service because she can no longer afford it. She is current on her bill, yet keeps receiving statements. gas kush She cannot get the company to respond to her and would like someone to intervene on her behalf. She has requested a copy of the contract several times without success. She claims she never received this and was not advised there is a cancellation fee.

This is a divorce case with no children. electricity electricity goodness The couple are both senior citizens and our client has serious medical issues and has been staying in the hospital. The divorce case was filed in Anchorage, although the client lives in Homer and the husband lives in Cordova. She is having difficulty obtaining Medicaid and other assistance because she is still married and the husband has a large amount of assets, including a substantial retirement account.

57 year-old woman needs a divorce from a violent husband. There are no minor children. There was a Dissolution Petition in 2014 but the court denied it because the property and debt distribution appeared to be “patently inequitable.” She needs an attorney to help her obtain the marital home, a portion of husband’s retirement income, and potential spousal support. (ALSC will pay for the QDRO.)

This is a custody case from Kenai, though a bit different. There are disagreeing parents and a GAL regarding the course of treatment of a 15 year old who recently suffered a psychotic break. The father and client is legally blind, and can really benefit from an attorney to assist him with getting all of the best information before the GAL and the Court so that the best possible decisions can be made for this vulnerable teen.

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

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. Consultations are 45 minutes and are pre-scheduled one hour apart. Contact Laura Goss at or 222-4521 for more information and to sign up to volunteer to help Vets.

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. electricity distribution network 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

The Pro Bono Training Academy (PBTA) is an exciting new initiative aimed at increasing support for our pro bono volunteers. 9gag We hope to do this in many ways, one of which is by creating a mentoring system wherein experienced volunteer attorneys mentor newer volunteer attorneys in specific areas of the law. Hopefully, knowing they are supported will encourage attorneys to take on more complex cases on a volunteer basis. This project is in the planning phase. We are looking for experienced attorneys interested in serving as a mentor attorney. We are also very interested in your ideas about what such a program should look like. If you want to serve Alaska’s low-income population by sharing your legal expertise, please contact: Sarah Carver, Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Training Academy,, 907.406.2222.

Palmer divorce/custody. Seeking assistance obtaining default. Client obtained her own long-term protective order in November 2018, with 2 findings of DV. Client seeks help with divorce/custody (2 kids) – she filed case on her own and now seeks help obtaining default against husband. la gasolina lyrics DV includes breaking down door and abuse to pet. Limited marital property, including cars and a 401(k).

Complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 concerns freedom of speech allegations based on prisoner voicing his concerns about (1) rodents in Lemon Creek Correctional Center’s kitchen and dining area and (2) a correction official being the victim of spousal abuse. Prisoner alleges being retaliated against by being threatened to lose—and then losing—his “Floor Custodial” job, being placed in segregation, being threatened to have his “privileged mail” opened, being threatened to be transferred—and then being transferred—to another facility, and having his television destroyed in the process. gas x and pregnancy Complaint is in the process of being served. Plaintiff has provided all of the relevant paper evidence that he knows of. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska is willing to appoint pro bono counsel for any limited-scope representation. Volunteer attorney(s) could help by committing to one round of interrogatories, or assisting with the limited task of learning the name(s) of those allegedly responsible for transferring plaintiff to Spring Creek Correctional and/or shipping his television without insurance.

3:16-cv-00223-RRB Bradshaw v. Nyholm, et al.Federal civil rights case challenges idea that prisoner safety is a privilege. Case involves Department of Corrections’ use of solitary confinement and process by which prisoners become eligible for protective custody. Federal Pro Bono Project volunteers have drafted an amended complaint. Discovery motions are now due June 19, and dispositive motions are due August 20, 2018. U.S. power outage houston zip code District Court for the District of Alaska is willing to appoint pro bono counsel for any limited-scope representation that a volunteer is willing to undertake.

3:17-cv-00154-RRB, Helveston v. Brooks, et al.Federal civil rights case concerns allegations that prisoner was infected by a dentist with chronic hepatitis C while housed at Spring Creek Correctional Center and has not received medical care as agreed to in a previous court case’s settlement. Complaint is in the process of being served; the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska is willing to appoint pro bono counsel for limited-scope representation that a volunteer is willing to undertake (e.g., discovery, dispositive motion(s), and/or settlement negotiations).

3:17-cv-00036-SLG Powell v. Goslin, et al.Federal civil rights case concerns allegations of inadequate health care by Department of Corrections staff regarding treatment of prisoner’s shoulder injury and staph infection. The United States District Court for the District of Alaska is willing to appoint pro bono counsel for representation limited to discovery, a motion for preliminary injunction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65, settlement negotiations, or any other scope of representation that a volunteer is willing to undertake.