The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not only increased existing legal problems faced by low-income and vulnerable people in Alaska, it has generated unprecedented challenges for communities. Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) has been working hard to alleviate some of the stresses Alaskans are experiencing by compiling legal resources in one easy-to-navigate self-help website: AlaskaLawHelp.org
ALSC Executive Director Nikole Nelson explains, “While we are still serving our clients virtually and accepting new applicants through our statewide toll-free intake line, we want to make sure up-to-date legal resources are available for all Alaskans who are confronting new, ever-changing legal issues that directly impact their livelihoods and well-being that they can access from their homes.”
AlaskaLawHelp provides guidance and answers to many frequently asked questions pertaining to civil legal issues and COVID-19. The resource bank covers a wide-range of topics specific to COVID-19 including: housing, domestic violence, unemployment, health, worker rights, debts, scams, public benefits, and stimulus checks.
With COVID-19 legal rights changing every day, AlaskaLawHelp.org is updated regularly with new resources, articles, and court documents. ALSC will also be posting links to new resources as they are added on the organization’s Facebook and Twitter pages.