Become a Pro Bono Volunteer

BECOME A PRO BONO VOLUNTEER

If you are interested in volunteering with ALSC, fill out the following application:

Pro Bono Volunteer Form - If you are using Google Chrome, please save the form, and then enter your information so that the application saves properly.  

Return the completed form to Laura Goss by email or by mailing it to the address listed on the application.  If you have any questions about ALSC’s Pro Bono Program or the volunteer sign up process, you can contact Laura by email: lgoss@alsc-law.org or phone: 907-222-4521.

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MARCH VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – JAMES CROFT

ALSC is happy to celebrate James Croft as our March 2017 Volunteer of the Month!  For the last few months, James has been a stellar intern for the ALSC Anchorage office.  Check out our interview with James below:

James Croft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC? 
I chose to volunteer with ALSC for a couple reasons. First, I was looking for an opportunity to help people that really need a hand. Second, I wanted to volunteer at a firm that deals with a wide range of legal issues. After looking around a bit, it became apparent ALSC was the best option because of the wide range of civil legal services ALSC provides to low-income and socially disadvantaged Alaskans.  

What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the community?
 
There are two experiences that come to mind, one societal and one individual. On the societal side, I’ve been lucky enough to work with ALSC’s Fair Housing Enforcement Project. I hope those efforts will lead to broad change in Anchorage in how the city approaches fair housing in the future. On the individual side, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a bunch of people regarding public benefits they desperately need, like Social Security Disability. Pretty much any work one does at ALSC is aimed at making a positive difference in the lives of Alaskans.  

How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future? 

I think my experience with ALSC will be beneficial to me in the future by providing education and experience in a broad range of legal issues I might not have encountered otherwise. It will also be beneficial by introducing me to a wide network of stellar ALSC attorneys and pro bono opportunities. 

What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?

I love Alaska with every cell in my body and am annoyingly obsessed with Calgary Flames hockey.  

JANUARY VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – ELIZABETH FLEMING

Elizabeth Wallace Fleming

The first ALSC Volunteer of the Month of 2017 is Elizabeth Fleming of Kodiak! Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her work and we are honored to have her as a volunteer! Check out our interview with Elizabeth below:

Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC? 

I’m a retired Army Colonel and I have specialized knowledge and experience with military pay, benefits, and retirement. I volunteer to help people who need this kind of experience. Of my 30 years, 20 were served in the Army Reserves as a second job. That kind of commitment to military service made it very difficult to fully participate in community and church activities. Now that I am retired, I am able to do volunteer work using that specialized experience.

What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the community?  

Unfortunately, in many pro se marriage dissolutions involving the military, the spouse gives up property rights in the active member’s retirement, often without receiving anything of value in return. Military retirement is a property right and is divisible in a divorce. Both spouses need competent legal advice as to how best to treat this asset.

How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future? 

I have been in practice since 1981, but I am still fairly new to Alaska family law. Every family law matter I handle gives me more experience that I carry with me to my future clients.

What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?

I have a full-time law practice in Kodiak, but I also accept paid cases to act as defense counsel at military criminal trials world wide. The military will allow a civilian to appear as counsel at a court-martial at no expense to the government. I have appeared in several courts-martial over the past four years, all of which involved allegations involving one form or another of sexual misconduct.

Check out our 2014 Volunteers of the Month Here!

Check out our 2015 Volunteers of the Month Here!

Check out our 2016 Volunteers of the Month Here!

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ALSC is happy to celebrate James Croft as our March 2017 Volunteer of the Month!  For the last few months, James has been a stellar intern for the ALSC Anchorage office.  Check out our interview with James below:

Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC? 
I chose to volunteer with ALSC for a couple reasons. First, I was looking for an opportunity to help people that really need a hand. Second, I wanted to volunteer at a firm that deals with a wide range of legal issues. After looking around a bit, it became apparent ALSC was the best option because of the wide range of civil legal services ALSC provides to low-income and socially disadvantaged Alaskans.  

What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the community?
 
There are two experiences that come to mind, one societal and one individual. On the societal side, I’ve been lucky enough to work with ALSC’s Fair Housing Enforcement Project. I hope those efforts will lead to broad change in Anchorage in how the city approaches fair housing in the future. On the individual side, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a bunch of people regarding public benefits they desperately need, like Social Security Disability. Pretty much any work one does at ALSC is aimed at making a positive difference in the lives of Alaskans.  

How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future? 

I think my experience with ALSC will be beneficial to me in the future by providing education and experience in a broad range of legal issues I might not have encountered otherwise. It will also be beneficial by introducing me to a wide network of stellar ALSC attorneys and pro bono opportunities. 

What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?

I love Alaska with every cell in my body and am annoyingly obsessed with Calgary Flames hockey.