Lawyers, paralegals give free legal help to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Many people have legal problems but can't afford an expensive lawyer. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., attorneys gave advice free of charge.
Katie Luper; Reporting>>: Around the state, and at the Fairbanks community center, people received free legal advice that they couldn't afford otherwise.
Jeff Thompson; Paralegal Studies Graduate>>: "In most cases, a civil consult fee, depending on what attorney you see, can be anywhere from two hundred to as much as three hundred dollars per hour."
Katie Luper; Reporting>>: Instead of shelling out hefty lawyer fees, several people felt it was worth waiting 15 minutes for a free consultation.
Dexter Simon; Event Participant>>: "I feel good. I feel like it's moving along good. It's not like the DVM. I'm making some progress here. And yeah, I'm anticipating my turn. It's been worth the wait."
Katie Luper; Reporting>>: Volunteer attorneys can advise people to pursue a strong case or dodge a bad one by avoiding a wrong step.
Andy Harrington; Volunteer Attorney>>: "The law doesn't have a solution for everybody's problems. And sometimes it's better for you just to tell them 'you know what, if I were you, I would drop this. I would not take it any further."
Katie Luper; Reporting>>: The event was meant to honor Dr. King's legacy of volunteerism and leadership.
Roseanna Simko Wall; Volunteer Attorney>>: "Every single person I've met with has started the conversation with 'thank you for your services today. So that's great to hear. Great to give back.'
Katie Luper; Reporting>>: I'm Katie Luper, reporting.