Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Wrongful Death for Alaska

Q: How do I find a lawyer that will do my case as a Pro Bono? I don't have much money if any and I really need some help.

Please if you could point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it so much more then you know. Thank you for taking the time to read this

2 Lawyer Answers
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: Yes. There is an entire law firm. It is called the Public Defender's Office.

If you asking I seek a law firm for you, what can I tell the firm about the following?

What makes you special that you should deserve free services?

Have you paid it forward? That means what have you previously done without compensation without any belief that you would ever receive any benefit. Saying you would do it now is not paying it forward; it is better.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: Here’s a resource you could start off with. It’s called the Alaska Legal Services Corporation. They offer free civil legal services. It isn’t mentioned what type of legal matter you have, but if they can’t help you, ask them if they can recommend other government or needs-based legal services. This is their web address - https://www.alsc-law.org/ Another approach could be to do a search for “Alaska pro bono lawyer, or attorney. Because of the vast distances in Alaska, it could be necessary to do your searches based on your city or region.

Tim Akpinar

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