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State retirement benefits at stake

...justices, as well as two other justices, also heard a case that has been leveled against the state of Alaska Office of Public Advocacy Office of Elder Fraud.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire...
Admitted pedophile tries to withdraw guilty plea

...Norris. "You said you couldn't get 15?""Right," said Norris, an Anchorage-based attorney with the Office of Public Advocacy.The 50-year-old defendant, who pleaded guilty to abusing two young girls soon after he was released from...
Botched suicide case goes to trial Monday

...slated to last five days.Juneau District Attorney James Scott is trying the case, while Carole Waters of the Office of Public Advocacy is representing Forester.Waters hinted in proposed jury instructions that the state's case lacks "foreseeability...
Man forcibly removed from legal office

...downtown legislative office building Thursday morning for reportedly causing a disturbance.An employee of the Office of Public Advocacy, located inside the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building on Fourth Street next to the Capitol, called...
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

Ninety-five days, 116 bills. It's not easy to know what the Alaska Legislature is up to, even if it's your full-time job. There's barely enough time to count the numbers, let alone figure out what's behind them.
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...older, I started to encounter drugs and alcohol in professional settings - Alaska Legal Services, the Alaska Office of Public Advocacy and the Army National Guard. I began to realize that I had been looking at the problem of substance abuse in...
Two more charged in connection to shootings

...Defender Agency to represent him. All the other defendants in the case will be represented by attorneys with the Office of Public Advocacy.Ketah is next scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 20. That hearing will be vacated if an indictment is issued...
Juneau man charged with eight felonies for Friday shooting

A 44-year-old man who was shot twice during alleged drug activity has been charged with eight felonies in connection to the Friday shooting at the Coho Park Apartments in the Mendenhall Valley, according to prosecutors with the District Attorney's office.
Court Round-up

...Martin's new defense attorney, Jim Corrigan of the Office of Public Advocacy, requested a continuance in order to have next week.He will be represented by the Office of Public Advocacy, but has not been assigned an attorney yet, the...
New trial date set for multiple home invasions suspect

A new trial date has been set for the Juneau man accused of a string of home invasions in 2011. Joseph A.S. Allen, 30, is now scheduled to stand trial on Sept. 9 with a new attorney, Christopher Cyphers with the Office of Public Advocacy.


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