Salvation Army Clitheroe.  

As of early 2009, there has been no official investigation of any of the corruption issues cited on this website. One woman from State of Alaska HSS, who I contacted, asked some polite questions on the phone, but did not investigate or follow up.

 Below are some legal avenues that have been tried to resolve my personal complaint with Clitheroe (i.e., being denied employee medical benefits):

  • I filed a complaint with the Anchorage Rights Commission. They said it would be 6 to 8 months until the case was resolved.
  • The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission investigator, Eric McGee, told me he would interview my coworkers, look at this website and conduct an investigation. Almost a year later he told me that he didn't get around to interviewing any coworkers or looking at this website, but that he was dropping my complaint because the Salvation Army had assured him it was without merit.
  • The Alaska rights commission would not look at the material because the receptionist said she thought it didn't sound like the kind of thing they would cover.
  • The disability law center is not interested, and referred me to Alaska Legal Services.
  • Legal Services said this would be low priority because it did not involve domestic violence or parental rights. They said I was welcome to fill out an application, but they were clear that I should not expect help.
I've sent emails, letters and made calls to numerous lawyers from Anchorage as well as to lawyers at large and small firms in Alaska and outside.  

  • In August I sent what I had to one Anchorage employment attorney. She reviewed it and declined the case in a very polite letter. In September and October I got most of the papers on the website, as well as the audio, and additional material not on the website. She declined to look at the new material.  
Full August letter here         
  • Hugh Fleischer, another employment lawyer in Anchorage, is an acquaintance of a friend of mine. I left a note with my friend to give to mr. Fleischer. After several weeks without a response I sent an email. Then a few weeks later another. And another. He has not even sent a polite reply (he is obviously aware that I don't have money, and that the case is not "popular").
  • There is a well known Anchorage attorney, a great guy who really is swamped with work, who has been involved in some high profile mental health issues. He is president of The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights.
    I sent him 3 emails in early January. He replied:  

    "I'm scheduled to be out of town until the 11th.  Due to my already being overloaded, I just don't see how I can help you with either situation.   I am looking at a crushing workload when I get back. (...)
    You might try Laurel Pedersen or Michael Schneider. People not being able to obtain lawyers is a huge problem that I see all the time.  Unfortunately, I can only do so much myself. I wish you the best of luck."

    (Neither Laurel Pedersen nor Michael Schneider were interested).

I've spoken to about 10 attorney's offices on the phone, in addition to those I've emailed. Generally I only get to speak to their receptionists. Most have given me referrals. The referrals all go back to ones that have already declined to look at the papers I have.

99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.