CCVLP Volunteers of the Year

John Vomacka – 2015


John has volunteered at CCVLP for many years and has always been a star. In 2015 his star shone especially bright and we are pleased to honor him as our Volunteer of the Year. John is a family law attorney and staffed 5 family law advice clinics in 2015. He assisted two clients with extensive services. John donated 110 hours in 2015.


Marlene Hansen – 2014


Marlene has been a steady and true volunteer since CCVLP began in 1990. As she approaches retirement, she is giving more and more of her time. For this we are truly thankful. In 2014, Marlene staffed 27 advice clinics, including almost every month at the YWCA Domestic Violence clinic and staffing a number of Family Law Advice clinics. In addition to that she took 5 cases for full representation. Marlene donated 116 hours of her time to the program in 2014. Our sincere thanks to Marlene for all she has done and continues to do.


Mark Carter – 2013

Mark Carter is a Bankruptcy attorney. He is our Volunteer of the Year because he has volunteered since starting his practice in 1994. Every year he staffs our advice clinics and takes cases for full representation. In 2013 he staffed 3 clinics and took 11 cases for representation. This means 11 clients got bankruptcies filed, restoring their income and relieving their debt. We truly appreciate Mark.


Matt Blum – 2012

Matt is a family law attorney with Carolyn Drews office. Matt staffed clinics in 2012 and also took a case and represented the client to a successful conclusion. Matt is always willing to step in when we have an emergency.


Phil Foster – 2012

Phil volunteers in our Housing Justice Project. He staffs clinics and appears at the court house for our Unlawful Detainer Docket helping tenants who are being evicted. Phil also represented a client through their issue and achieved a successful conclusion.


  • 2011 – Peter Fels
  • 2010 – Ed Dawson
  • 2010 – Scott Matthews
  • 2009 – Sidney Dolquist
  • 2008 – Rob Russell
  • 2007 – Diane Sweet
  • 2007 – Ryan Taroski
  • 2006 – Leah Eccles
  • 2006 – Laurie Garber
  • 2005 – Meredith McKell Graff
  • 2005 – Nancy Nellor Retsinas
  • 2004 – Marlene Nagel Hansen
  • 2003 – Chris Sundstrom
  • 2002 – Carin Schienberg
  • 2001 – Jo Walker
  • 2000 – Robert Lewis
  • 1999 – Susan Stauffer
  • 1998 – Chul Shirts
  • 1997 – Chul Shirts
  • 1996 – Nancy Nellor
  • 1995 – Robert Lewis
  • 1994 – Terrance Lee
  • 1993 – Terrance Lee
  • 1992 – Allison Greene
  • 1991 – Carin Schienberg
  • 1990 – Larry Juday