Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prof. Brandeis provides pro bono legal assistance at Martin Luther King Day legal clinic

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was one of the many volunteer attorneys who provided legal advice on January 19 to Alaskans at the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day free legal clinic in Anchorage.  Free legal clinics were also held in Fairbanks and Juneau, and for the first time, a free 800 number was available for individuals outside of those 3 cities to speak to a volunteer attorney over the phone.

Statewide over 150 lawyers and legal professionals volunteered at this event in 2015. Over the past six years, the legal clinics and phone bank have assisted nearly 2,000 Alaskans - resulting in more than $320,000 in donated legal services.

This clinic is a public service project of the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Court System, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, and Alaska Public Media.

Prof. Brandeis advises a client
at the legal clinic.