Marking a milestone

Marking a milestone

Kenai Mayor Brian Gabriel (right) reads a proclamation in honor of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation while ALSC Executive Director Nicole Nelson (left) looks on during a reception in honor of the organization’s 50th anniversary Monday in Kenai. The organization, founded in 1967, provides civil legal services to low-income Alaskans in communities throughout the state. The Kenai office has been open since early 2008, providing civil legal services and partnering with the Kenaitze Indian Tribe on its joint therapeutic court and more recently on a medical-legal partnership that will place a lawyer inside the tribe’s Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The corporation celebrated its 50th anniversary with a free legal clinic at its offices on North Willow Street in Kenai before hosting a reception and open house in the evening. Gabriel and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre both presented Nelson with proclamations in honor of the firm, saying it provided necessary services for Alaskans who need help in the legal system but may not always have the funds to access it. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

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