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Nurturing lawyers to protect Alaska’s and the planet’s future

We know our work goes beyond our issues and lawsuits, and includes supporting and nurturing attorneys who want to pursue work in environmental law now and into the future. Our post-graduate fellowship program allows recent law school graduates or established attorneys to get experience and mentorship in all facets of our work. Here, we share a Q&A with Rachel Briggs, who joined us as a fellow in 2019 and later became a Trustees attorney.… Read More

Legal fellow Lauren Sherman wants to protect the magical and essential

Legal fellow Lauren Sherman joined Trustees in September. Here, she talks about how her childhood interest in being an environmentalist took a turn to the law: As a child surrounded by estuaries in Florida, I loved spending an afternoon watching a great blue heron stalk fish or manatees feeding in shallow beds of seagrass. It struck me as magical to see how each organism, no matter how small, contributed to the entire system.… Read More

Welcome Rachel Briggs!

Rachel Briggs joined Trustees last month as a legal fellow. Here she shares a bit of her journey in getting here.   I grew up in Hawaiʻi, a place, like Alaska, abundant in natural beauty. My moms instilled in me … Read More

Seeking legal staff now!

While the Trump and Dunleavy administrations continue efforts to make Alaska a resource colony for Outside exploiters, we continue using our legal expertise to protect sacred places, public lands, clean water and air, the natural systems that nourish life, and the public processes that give people the power to hold decision-makers and decision-making processes accountable. Our workload demands more legal staff, so we are hiring now for a staff attorney and legal fellow. Does this sound like the law firm for you?… Read More

Alaska Brief–October 2018

  Civility feels like a distant memory, consensus a foggy dream. What happened to listening to understand? What happened to empathy? What happened to representational governance? All of that evaporated during confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh last month. The political … Read More