The 12-page issue includes the following articles:
"Unmet Legal Needs in the U.S. and Alaska" by Barbara ArmstrongConcern about access to justice for low-income individuals prompted to founding in 1876 of the first legal aid society in the U.S. Currently, the largest provider of civil legal assistance to the poor is the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit created by Congress in the 1970s, which funds programs in all 50 states, including the Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALCS). This article desribes civil legal assistance and pro bono programs provided by LSC, ALSC, and other legal aid and pro bono organizations in Alaska and the U.S. which are attempting to address the "justice gap" for impovershed persons.
A web supplement provides additional map and tables with statistics from Alaska pro bono organizations describing lawyer participation, cases, and number of clients assisted, as well as additional information on poverty rates and Alaska Court System service locations.