ALSC’s May Volunteer of the Month is Hollis French! As a volunteer for ALSC’s Housing Court Justice Project, Hollis lends his time and talent to pro se low-income tenants or low-income landlords in Eviction Court. Check out our interview with Hollis below:
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
I chose to volunteer with ALSC because of their excellent reputation in the legal community.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others?
I have come to greatly enjoy volunteering with the Housing Project. Each case, while similar in the basics, offers a glimpse into a very difficult and unique situation. Each case offers the opportunity to mitigate the pain of an eviction through negotiation. And I have found that clients are very grateful for the help they receive. I think any lawyer can gain skills through working in a ‘real time’ clinic like the Housing Project.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
I’m like most Alaskans and enjoy the outdoors. I just recently finished a ski traverse of the Chugach Mountains, leaving Eureka on the Glenn Highway and arriving in Valdez a week later. It’s a spectacular trip.