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Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Anchorage, United States
Joined December 2015
Presence in: United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods, Other, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice

ALSC was established in 1967 as a private, nonprofit law firm. Our mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people and communities to protect their safety, their health and promote family stability. We are dedicated to bridging the statewide gap between those who need civil legal help and those who are able to get it. We have an unwavering and longstanding commitment to assuring that Alaska’s rural communities have access to the justice system. Through advocacy, education, collaboration and litigation we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities and achieve justice.

People Associated With This Organization

Nikole Nelson

United States  
Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Joined December 2015
I am the Executive Director of Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income Alaskans and the 229 indigenous tribal communities that are scattered across the vast and remote state of Alaska. In this role, I oversee over 30 legal advocates (both lawyers and paralegals) in 11 offices who collectively focus on assuring that all Alaskans have meaningful access to the justice system. By joining this network I hope to learn from others about best practices and ideas for advancing this work.

Sydney Tarzwell

United States  
Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Joined July 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a lawyer who worked previously with homeless LGBTQQ young people in New York City and now works primarily with Alaska Native Tribes and individuals on child welfare, traditional justice, and land issues. I believe that an effective lawyer shares knowledge with, and empowers, clients and partners.
Nikole Nelson is the network champion (main point of contact) for Alaska Legal Services Corporation.

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