Navigating the legal system alone can be daunting for average citizens but expensive if you must hire a lawyer, who starts running the meter with the first call. For lower income people it can be impossible to scrape together a retainer, much less pay an hourly fee that can be hundreds per hour. But there are organizations in Alaska that can help. The Northern Justice project is one such entity. As part of an occasional series on Alaskans who believe in service to others, I spoke with the founders, Jim Davis and Goriune Dudukgian, who since 2005 have been assisting Alaskans with civil rights cases. Goriune starts by describing who needs their help.
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