SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 2, 2015)—“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” will kick off its 2018 Campaign for Equal Justice by announcing $400,000 in donations from law firms at their annual kickoff breakfast at the Utah State Bar Law & Justice Center on February 22, 2018 at 8am. Funds raised will provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals throughout Utah.
The “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” sustaining law firm campaign is an annual initiative that raises funds for the primary nonprofit providers of free civil legal services—Utah Legal Services, Disability Law Center, and Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. The campaign is spearheaded by the “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Leadership Committee—a group of 32 law firms and in-house legal departments led by Daniel Barnett, attorney and partner at Parr Brown Gee & Loveless.
Hon. Richard McKelvie of Third District Court will speak at the event which will celebrate the efforts of Utah’s legal community—law firms, individual attorneys, and other committed partners—to make the legal system more fair for everyone by providing free legal aid services for families struggling with poverty, discrimination, disability and violence in the home. Through the generosity of these organizations, approximately 30,000 Utahns received services in 2017.
“People do not realize that while an attorney is guaranteed in criminal cases, no such right exists in civil cases,” says Kai Wilson, Executive Director of “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” “For people who are already living in poverty or struggling, one thing going wrong can start a downward spiral that can be difficult to reverse. Legal aid programs make it possible for these people to get the help they need to secure their dignity, protect their assets and stay safe.”
ABOUT “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”
“AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” is a joint fundraising collaboration between Utah’s three primary providers of civil legal aid in Utah—Utah Legal Services, Disability Law Center and Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. These three nonprofit providers offer free civil legal representation and programs that help people in Utah receive justice, protect their well-being and overcome poverty. Learn more at www.andjusticeforall.org or by following the organization on www.facebook.com/UtahAJFA.