Elert title: Spokesman Review Profiles Idaho Legal Aid Services Attorney Alan Wasserman
...Alan Wasserman, an attorney in the Coeur d'Alene office of LSC grantee Idaho Legal Aid Services, is profiled in The April 5, 2003 edition of the Spokesman Review of Spokane, Washington.Wasserman grew up in Long Island, New York before attending Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.Wasserman
says that a mandatory law school class on the welfare system first sparked his
interest in public interest law.He
explains, "I heard a lot about unfairness, how we often create systems designed to help, but beneficiaries have to fight to get the help."In 1977, shortly after graduating from law school, Wasserman joined Idaho Legal Aid as a "Volunteers in Service to America" (VISTA) worker.Working as a legal aid lawyer, Wasserman has represented clients in many different kinds of cases, helping low-income Idaho residents obtain housing, medical treatment, and government benefits.
most enjoys his
work when he
"see[s] people realize the goal of equal access to justice."