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CORRECTED: Nikole Nelson Selected as ALSC’s New Executive Director

Anchorage, Alaska. August 10, 2010.  The board of directors of the Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) has selected Nikole Nelson as the new Executive Director of the Corporation.

The ALSC board of director recently announced that they have selected Nikole Nelson to replace Andy Harrington as Executive Director of the corporation. Mr. Harrington served in different capacities since 1982 and was executive director since 2001. He is now working for the Alaska Department of Law in the Consumer Protection unit.

"We are very excited about Nikole's new role on behalf of our clients and look forward to continuing a proud tradition of providing high-quality legal services to Alaskans in need" said ALSC President Vance Sanders of the selection.  Nikole Nelson has been working for ALSC since 1998 and was the Supervising Attorney of its Anchorage Office for the last six years.  Ms. Nelson has a degree from Willamette University College of Law and a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah.  Before moving to Alaska, she worked as a staff attorney for Oregon Legal Services.

Ms. Nelson stated "I am very honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization. ALSC has a committed group of great lawyers and staff, tremendous support from the private bar, and almost universal respect from the state and federal bench.  My hope is to grow an already strong program and make meaningful access to justice a reality for low-income Alaskans across our great state."   

Alaska Legal Services Corporation is a non-profit organization established in 1966 and the largest statewide provider of free legal services in Alaska.  For additional information, please visit their website at www.alsc-law.org. 



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