Dario Borghesan is ALSC’s March Volunteer of the Month! Dario provides an array of impactful pro bono services for ALSC clients, including staffing the landlord-tenant hotline. Check out our interview with Dario below:
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
ALSC offers rewarding pro bono opportunities that are easy to fit into my schedule. I especially like staffing the landlord-tenant hotline, which allows me to advise lots of people about their housing problems in a discrete, two-hour block of time—and I can staff the call from wherever is convenient on that particular day.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others?
I’m currently representing a battered woman in a divorce and custody action that will sever the ties to her abusive spouse, giving her and her children peace of mind. She’s incredibly grateful, and that’s very rewarding!
How do you think your experiencs with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
My pro bono work is quite different from my regular practice, so I gain a lot of skills I wouldn’t otherwise develop. And it’s helped me build contacts in the legal community through the network of other volunteers and ALSC folks.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
In my free time, I try to ski as much as possible and, bit-by-bit, get my house un-stuck from the 70’s.