Thursday, January 24, 2013

Prof. Fortson volunteers for Martin Luther King Day free legal clinic in Anchorage

Prof. Fortson, J.D., waits for his next client at the MLK Day free legal clinic.
Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Justice faculty, was a volunteer lawyer for the Anchorage MLK Day 4th annual free legal clinic that is held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his work.  Volunteer lawyers assisted nearly 200 clients on January 21.

The clinic is a public service project of the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Court System, and Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and was held at the Mountain View Community Center.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., attorneys answer legal questions for free on MLK Day in communities across Alaska.  These clinics are for low income Alaskans with civil legal needs that include family, landlord-tenant, and public benefits matters.

UAA Legal Studies students Sarah Horton and Josie Grande also participated as volunteers for the Anchorage event.

L to r: Alaska Bar Pro Bono Director Krista Scully,
Legal Studies student volunteer Sarah Horton.
Not pictured: Legal Studies student volunteer
Josie Grande.