Improving access to civil justice is one of the most important and persistent challenges facing our justice system. When low-income people encounter legal problems that threaten their basic needs, many do not have the resources to hire attorneys to represent them or the ability to adequately represent themselves. For over 40 years, Alaska Legal Services Corporation has provided legal representation to countless Alaskans who otherwise would have little hope of access to the courts. Whether assisting with housing or health care, domestic violence, or economic security, Alaska Legal Services Corporation not only improves the lives of its clients, but helps our legal system function more effectively and brings us closer to the over arching goal of equal justice.
~ Former Chief Justice Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court
The meaningful work completed by our past and current volunteers showcases the exceptional results that can be achieved by ALSC. By volunteering your time and expertise to ALSC, you are helping low-income Alaskans and their communities have access to the justice system that they might not have been able to obtain otherwise. We encourage you to explore our current volunteer opportunities, common questions we receive about our Pro Bono Volunteer program, and apply to become a volunteer by filling out our Pro Bono Volunteer Application.
Alaska Legal Services Corporation’s Pro Bono Training Academy (PBTA) is another resource for Pro Bono Volunteers. The PBTA provides support for successful pro bono advocacy through legal webinars, library resources such as templates and sample briefing, and a mentor system matching those who want a mentor with experienced attorneys in specific subject matter. Contact Sarah Carver, PBTA Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this exciting new program!