ALSC’s July Volunteer of the Month is Laura Fox! Laura does an amazing job volunteering with ALSC’s Housing Court Justice Project and the Landlord/Tenant Hotline. We can always count on her to produce positive results for our clients! Check out our interview with Laura below:
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
I appreciate having ways to use my legal training to help people in situations where they would not normally have access to legal advice. ALSC provides volunteer opportunities that work with my schedule and professional responsibilities.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others?
When staffing the landlord/tenant helpline or volunteering at the housing court I am usually able to answer a person’s legal questions and recommend options for dealing with issues. I hope that the information and advice I provide allows them to better navigate their housing situation and avoid legal problems.
How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
My regular legal job involves mostly research and writing. Volunteering allows me to work on other skills, like client communication, by talking through legal problems directly with the people involved.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
In my spare time I try to enjoy the beautiful Alaska outdoors as much as I can.