Congratulations to Scott Sterling, ALSC’s October Volunteer of the Month!
Having been in practice for decades, Scott brings a wealth of experience to the table for ALSC’s clients, as well as a strong sense of empathy and compassion. He has always made himself available for pro bono work with ALSC, despite having a demanding private practice schedule, and has helped mentor more than one ALSC staff attorney. Scott strongly supports the ALSC mission, and his pro bono advocacy has helped to further it and improve it.
Scott has taken 15 family law pro bono cases since 1996, and regularly volunteers for the Palmer Early Resolution Project. Most recently, Scott has jumped into multiple matters on behalf of a severely disabled family to advocate for substantial settlements that will change the lives of a single mother and her four children. He has been a tireless advocate who has dedicated hundreds of hours, even during his vacation, to help this family in need.
ALSC recently had the honor of nominating Scott for the Bryan P. Timbers Pro Bono Award, which is awarded by the Alaska Bar Association to outstanding persons/small practitioners/firms who do extraordinary pro bono work in efforts to close the justice gap for Alaskans with civil legal needs. Upon receiving this award at last month’s annual Alaska Bar Association Convention, Scott commented:
“The Alaska legal community, especially ALSC, should be proud of their longstanding commitment to pro bono advocacy and service. Many lawyers and law firms regularly donate their time and expertise to help people in need both within and without the formal pro bono program. That fact speaks well of the Alaska bar in general and those lawyers in particular. Helping people who need help the most, at no cost to them, is essential and rewarding.
Obtaining justice is rarely a simple affair… and our legal system is not always easy to understand. So let the Alaska legal community keep striving to ensure that pro bono legal services are provided for those who may need it most for generations to come.”
Thank you Scott for your commitment to serving our community, and congratulations again on this well-deserved honor!