ALSC has a longstanding reputation for providing quality legal services to those in need. It is always great to help with their mission. I always try to keep at least one pro bono case open in the office. We usually have more than one amongst the various attorneys here in the office. We have a wide range of practice areas, so we usually can help when asked, and so long as we have the time and attorney power, we are open to help and know that ALSC only goal is to help. It is great to work with an organization that has providing help to those in need as their main goal. Over the years I have taken several cases with ALSC. My first divorce and custody case was with ALSC about 20 years ago. I would get cards from that individual for years afterward. Even if I have to ultimately decline representation, I have at least been able to provide closure to individuals who are simply seeking detailed evaluations for their cases. People in the community appreciate the efforts and time taken to help them. Every case is a learning experience. The practice of law is just that – practice. Handling pro bono cases through ALSC has a dual benefit – helping others while practicing to be a better lawyer. I have three children that keep me busy. I ski, fly an ultralight, snow machine, garden, do a little fishing (because I rarely catch anything), travel with my family, and otherwise enjoy the outdoors. My oldest son is now in Boy Scouts, so we spend time hiking, camping, and earning merit badges. My other son is in hockey and I enjoy traveling with him for tournaments. My daughter loves Disney, so when there is a show in Anchorage, we travel. We just came back from Valdez, and enjoyed the fun of catching pink salmon until our arms were numb. Alaska has been a great place to raise a family and a great place to practice law. ALSC just adds to what I believe is the fairest and most understandable legal system in the United States.