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Fisherman's Friend

Louis james Menendez represents Alaska's second-biggest industry

When Louis James Menendez was growing up in Monterey, in northern California, he heard his father and grandfather using a strange, rhythmic word around the house. They both spoke of a distant place called Naknek, where father and later son had traveled in summertime to earn money by commercial salmon-fishing in Bristol Bay. The younger Menendez would later come to know and love the same fishing village, population 680.  Naknek is one of dozens of Alaska villages Menendez has visited during …

A Special Breed

Not everyone is cut out to live-let alone practice law-in Alaska. Four local attorneys explain the allure of their frosty home state

They live in a place where there are more caribou than people and the state capital can't be reached by driving. Like most people in Alaska, they live there because they want to, though one who resides in Fairbanks-where the average temperature a couple of Januarys ago was 22 below zero-has passed the bar association exams in two other states for later in life, "when it gets too cold and dark up here." Like all the attorneys on the Alaska Super Lawyers listings, the four profiled below are big …

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