We are pleased to honor Lori Colbert as our February Volunteer of the Month! Lori is a lifelong Alaskan and current partner at Mendel Colbert & Associates, Inc. As a long-term ALSC volunteer, Lori has continuously shown her commitment to helping those in need, and passionately takes on multiple pro bono cases at one time. Check out our interview with Lori below:
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
I believe that all attorneys should give back. I chose ALSC because it consistent in its efforts to help those who are most in need.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others?
I have been an ALSC volunteer for almost 20 years. In that time I have had the pleasure to work with people from all over the State of Alaska. I was given the opportunity to help them during a difficult time and help them see a positive outcome. To see the clients come through a divorce, child custody fight or domestic violence situation and see them move forward always brings a smile to my face that I was able to help in the journey.
How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
My experiences with ALSC keep me grounded in reality. My practice is all family law – primarily high asset divorce cases and/or high conflict custody cases. Working with ALSC reminds me that everyone does not have ready access to the justice system. The little bit I can do to help those without resources will continue to help me keep things in perspective as I help my paying clients.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
I love to travel. I am active in the American Bar Association Family Law Section where I currently serve on Council. I will also be one of the Alaska representatives to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.