July 2022 Volunteer of the Month

We’re proud to recognize Kerri Cohen as the July 2022 Volunteer of the Month. Read on to learn more about Kerri and their experience as an MVLS volunteer. 

Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS? 
I think it is very important to give back to the community and help people who cannot afford to hire a civil attorney. Everyone deserves someone to stand up and advocate for them, regardless of finances.

Do you have any stand out stories?
All of the clients I have assisted at MVLS have appreciated my assistance, however, what stands out to me when a clients become tearful with happy tears of joy and relief when we have accomplished their goals and their voices have been heard, whether the client was awarded custody of their children or an amount of alimony needed to be able to afford to put food on the table. 

What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?
My favorite part about volunteering is the feeling I get when I have empowered someone to stand up for his/her rights.

Why should other attorneys do pro bono?
It is rewarding and everyone deserves a voice in the legal system. 

Where do you see the Impact of civil legal services in the next ten years?
I believe that civil legal services are going to be in greater demand and there will be more and more people who will not be able to afford these services, which is why MVLS is so vital to the community, and I fully support this organization.