Attorney of the Month Award for Pima County
By Michele Mirto
Erin Fox has been selected as the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for September. Erin began volunteering with the VLP as a law student, participating in all of the VLP projects and serving as a student coordinator for two years. As an attorney, Erin’s involvement in the VLP has included direct representation of clients in domestic relations/domestic violence cases and participation in the VLP Domestic Relations and Self-Service Center projects. Erin has assisted more than five hundred VLP clients. In addition, Erin has become involved with training new law students to participate in VLP projects. This fall she trained four students to participate in the Service Center Project. The VLP staff is excited that Erin has continued the volunteer work that she began as a student.
The VLP’s monthly award is a distinct honor: of the 1,100 attorneys who volunteer their time with VLP, only 12 receive the VLP’s Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney award each year.
Q & A with Erin Fox
Where are you from? I am a Tucson native
Where did you go to college? University of Notre Dame
Where did you go to law school? James E. Rogers College of Law
What are your current practice areas? Primarily family law with a little bit of juvenile dependencies and estate planning
What drives you to volunteer with the VLP? Gratitude and a desire to pay it forward - I am so fortunate to have an education and specialized knowledge as an attorney, and there are so many people out there who need the help that I can give and would never otherwise be able to afford that help. The least I can do is to spend a few hours a month helping those people.
Favorite Tucson restaurant? Cafe Poca Cosa
Worst thing about being an attorney in Tucson? Wearing a suit in June
Things that you wish were closer to your office? The courthouse!
Are you a dog or a cat person? Big dogs