ALSC’s June Volunteer of the Month is Erik LeRoy, who has been an ALSC Pro Bono Volunteer for more than 20 years! Throughout his time with us, Erik has facilitated Pro Se Bankruptcy Clinics, assisted more than 100 clients filing for Bankruptcy, and is currently interviewing and screening Bankruptcy applicants for the Pro Bono office. Learn more about Erik’s volunteer experiences in our interview below!
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
Because Laura Goss keeps calling me. (Warning, she has a blocked telephone number!)
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the community?
I think ALSC debtors after bankruptcies have freed up their limited cash resources to pay for food and housing. Food and housing are not expenses my paying clients generally have to worry about. We take, I take, for granted food and housing. ALSC clients don’t.
How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
I don’t think doing ALSC Pro Bono cases benefits me. But maybe that’s a good reason to keep doing them (at least until I can figure out how to block Laura’s emails).