LiveChat Volunteers – Helping Colorado Vets, Active Service Members and their Family
Since August of 2010, the CLS LiveChat has helped over 400 veterans, active service members and their families find legal information to help them solve their civil legal issues. For November’s pro bono spotlight, we’d like to honor our volunteer attorneys who have volunteered their time consistently and reliably since the program’s inception.
Catherine currently works as Senior Corporate Counsel at CH2M Hill. She has lived in Colorado for 20 years and is a transplant from the midwest. Catherine enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and daughter such as hiking, skiing, biking and rock climbing. She said, “I have always had a passion for volunteering with organizations such as Urban Peak, CASA, and Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center and now CLS for several years”.
Catherine stated, “I enjoy volunteering with LiveChat because it gives me the opportunity to give back to the people and their families who serve our country. I like knowing that some of my guidance and help is making a big difference in their lives and situations”.
Tom is an Associate at Faegre Baker and Daniels where he concentrates on employment litigation, employment counseling, ERISA litigation and other employee benefits disputes, as well as general business litigation.
He devotes significant time to pro bono work which includes working with not only CLS LiveChat, but also trial advocacy in congressional redistricting litigation, and challenges to state agency action on behalf of Medicaid applicants. Tom is accredited to prepare, present and prosecute claims for benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Tom and his wife have a seven-month-old daughter. Tom said, “we enjoy skiing, cooking, trying new restaurants, and almost all sports”.
Thanks so much to Catherine and Tom for all of your hard work and dedication to the CLS LiveChat project!
Interested in volunteering? Go to http://bit.ly/COProBono on your mobile device and sign up in a few quick steps! You can participate not only by taking cases, but also by helping out at legal clinics, by staffing LiveChat and much more!