Current Pro Bono Cases
Alaska Legal Services Corporation is looking for volunteer assistance with the following cases:
A veteran has been paying his child support through Colorado child support services for several years. He has extensive arrearages but has been making regular monthly payments. He would like to transfer his case to Alaska so that he is able to work with the local enforcement entity. He is taking steps to do this himself, but once he does that he would like assistance negotiating a set payment plan with CSSD and also getting his driver’s license reinstated. (Posted 4/3/2013)
Grandmother needs help securing a clear title to her home so she can set up a trust for her grandsons. Her husband died in 2008, and their home was in his name only. As custodial guardian, she wants to ensure they are taken care of financially if she dies before they reach 18. She also wants to make sure they are not sent back to live with their drug using parents if she dies. (Posted 4/3/2013)
8 year old granddaughter suffers from cystic fibrosis and related problems with her lungs and liver. She has lived with her grandparents since birth, and her grandparents are seeking to legally adopt her. She wants to be adopted because she feels like an outsider with a different last name. The clients want to adopt her so she can be on their health insurance to cover her expensive medical care. (Posted 4/3/2013)
Want to learn how to facilitate a Bankruptcy Clinic for Alaska Legal Services clients? We will be holding training workshops to teach you to hold these clinics, in person and via web conference. We can even assist you with travel expenses if you are willing to travel to hold Bankruptcy clinics for us. There is a great need for low-income Alaskans wanting to file bankruptcy, and we need your help to help them. Call Laura Goss at 907-222-4521 if you are interested in being trained.
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:
Client needs assistance with a divorce and custody involving domestic violence and child abuse. The case has started but trial not yet set. (Posted 2/28/2013)
Client needs assistance to modify custody. Father has kept child out of state on visitation 8 months over time allowed in order; past domestic violence toward mother. (Posted 2/28/2013)
Please contact Christine Pate if you are interested in assisting with any of the above cases.