Sarah Dronenburg, a paralegal with Stoel Rives, recently volunteered to help ALSC file an Alaska Supreme Court brief. As any lawyer knows, writing an appellate brief is only half the battle. Sarah is a skilled paralegal that helped us cross the finish line by doing all of the work necessary to make the brief compliant with the appellate rules, fix and polish the formatting, and get the brief filed and served within the deadline. In this case, we are assisting a victim of domestic violence in a family law matter. Thank you, Sarah! We truly appreciate your time and experience.
Why did you choose to volunteer with ALSC?
I’ve lived in rural Alaska and seen firsthand the great need for legal services in our state. At that time, volunteering wasn’t feasible, so I was excited when the opportunity to contribute presented itself.
What are some of your experiences at ALSC that have made a positive difference in the lives of others and/or the community?
Through my work at ALSC, I have been able to help a client through a stressful and overwhelming discovery process in his litigation against the state.
How do you think your experiences with ALSC will benefit you in the future?
Volunteering with ALSC has given me the opportunity to work in practice areas that are different than my typical case load. Getting that exposure helps me maintain and grow my skills.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with ALSC?
I’m a paralegal at a local firm and in my “spare” time I try to keep up with my kids and get outside.