January 2016 Featured Volunteer: Erin Leach and Faith Harl
- Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
This month LASO welcomes Erin Leach and Faith Harl. Erin and Faith are students who volunteer with LASO's Statewide Application Line as an opportunity to serve their community and to receive exposure in an area of interest, civil law.
Erin Leach chose to attend law school because of her passion for advocacy. As a teenager, she joined a mock trial team and fell in love with the idea of arguing inside the courtroom. “Because of my love for the courtroom, I went to law school thinking I wanted to pursue a career as a public defender or a prosecutor, Erin explained, “but instead, I really found my place in civil defense work.”
Erin, a 3L, attends the University of Tulsa College of Law where she serves as President of the Public Interest Board. The student-run group stresses the value of service in the legal community. LASO is one of TU’s pro bono and public service partners.
Erin received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from California State University, San Bernardino. She graduated in three years and then started law school at the University of Tulsa.
After graduation in May, Erin will return to California to work at a private civil defense firm in Downtown Los Angeles. In her new position she will focus on defending Los Angeles Law Enforcement agencies against civil suits.
Faith Harl, a native Tulsan, is a sophomore at Tulsa Community College where she is pursuing an English degree. At TCC she is a member of the Student Government Association which encourages students to develop leadership skills and to give service to their community.
While in high school, Faith joined the Jenks' Mock Trial Team. She was named Chief Council of Defense her senior year and became more interested in the area of law. Faith says she is volunteering at LASO to learn more about civil law while she is here.
Faith is also a volunteer with the Pet Adoption League.
- Pro Bono/Legal Services