Thursday, November 29, 2012

Prof. Fortson assists at AFN convention legal clinic

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D. (Justice faculty), was one of the Alaska Bar Association volunteer lawyers at the  Second Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic held in conjunction with the 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention in Anchorage.  Prof. Fortson assisted clients with general civil issues.  Prior to joining the UAA faculty, he was in private practice in Anchorage.

The legal clinic was scheduled on October 18 at the Dena'ina Center.  This event is a partnership of the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Bar Native Law Section, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and the Alaska Native Justice Center.

Volunteer attorney Grace LaVance in foreground,
Prof. Fortson in background -  facing forward on right.
Photo by Erin Hooley courtesy of the Alaska Bar Association