Pamela Kelley and Deborah Periman have joined the faculty of the Justice Center as assistant professors in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Kelley will serve as coordinator of the program. Both Kelley and Periman are members of the Alaska Bar. Kelley received her law degree from Indiana University and has practiced in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation and transactions. She also works as a volunteer with women's organizations, particularly those concerned with the prevention of domestic violence. Periman received her degree from Willamette University College of Law and has practiced in the area of civil litigation. She has also previously taught legal research and analysis as an adjunct professor at the Justice Center.
The Justice Center Paralegal Studies Certificate Program is approved by the American Bar Association. Students can earn the certificate separately or as part of a baccalaureate or associate degree program.