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AJFA salutes Dart, Adamson & Donovan

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL salutes Dart, Adamson & Donovan for its remarkable support of Utah’s civil legal aid programs. The attorneys in the DA&D Family Law Section have been steadfast supporters of the services provided by the AND JUSTICE FOR ALL partners. From their annual support of the AJFA Campaign as a firm and individually to their commitment to volunteering on legal aid organization Boards and taking pro bono cases, DA&D attorneys touch the lives of not only their paying clients, but of disadvantaged Utahns throughout the year. Sharon Donovan remarked, “we know how our support of AND JUSTICE FOR […]

Thank You Kirton McConkie

Kirton McConkie is an invaluable supporter of AJFA’s Annual Firm Campaign. Not only have they been recognized as a top law firm in Utah, but their individual attorneys have been recognized time and time again for their expertise in multiple areas of the law. This includes multiple awards for their pro bono work in each of their respective fields. In 2013, Analise Wilson, Associate, won the Young Lawyer Pro Bono Publico Award. This was awarded to her for her work with a 90-year old widow. Analise helped keep her in her home when her stepsons used her home as collateral […]

Emerging Legal Leaders welcomes new leadership

We thank Naziol S. Nazarinia Scott, of Stoel Rives for her service as the founding Chair of the Emerging Legal Leaders (ELL) Board. The ELL was created to encourage a younger generation of attorneys to form a community around “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” mission of improving access to justice for all. “She has been a driving force for the success of the ELL and we are so grateful for all she has done for the betterment of access to justice in the community,” Kai Wilson, Executive Director, of “And Justice for All” mentioned. We welcome new leadership as of July […]

AJFA Thanks Utah Law Firms this World Day of Social Justice

“With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access opportunities to improve their lives and those of others.”  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The World Day of Social Justice is the United Nation’s annual day to promote the pursuit of social justice for all. Today, we observe and celebrate Utah’s legal community coming together in the pursuit of poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all. The law firms annually support AND JUSTICE FOR ALL […]

Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and how Legal Aid Protects the Rights of the Indigenous in Utah

Sunday was the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Observed each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous populations, “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” would like to celebrate Utah’s indigenous history, while also recognizing how civil legal aid plays a role in protecting the rights of the indigenous in this state. Utah’s indigenous history has contributed much to the state we have today; everything from the name of our state to the most popular sports team within our borders is derived from the Ute people, “Ute” meaning “land of the sun.” The Utes are […]

Celebrating the ADA, and Recognizing There is Still More to Be Done

Twenty five years ago yesterday, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.  The historic act provided sweeping civil protections to Americans living with disabilities on the scale of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensured that no U.S. citizen would be deprived of the opportunities to which they are entitled because of a disability.  The anniversary of the Act is certainly cause to celebrate how far we’ve come but also cause for thoughtful reflection on the plight of people living with disabilities and how far we still need to go to guarantee […]

Thank you, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless

Parr Brown Gee & Loveless has been a vital partner in AJFA’s quest to provide justice for all since our first year. Daniel E. Barnett generously services on our Leadership Committee, using his energy and effective advocacy skills to champion fairness in access to the legal system. In Dan’s words: “All over the world, people struggle every day because they live under regimes that deny them justice. We live in a different world. We have the great fortune to live under a system “conceived in liberty” and “dedicated to the proposition” we are all equal under the law. The established […]

Thank you, Parsons Behle & Latimer

Thanks to Parsons Behle & Latimer for its leadership gift to “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” The firm has supported the campaign generously since it began in 1999. Hal J. Pos, Parsons’ Vice-Chairman and Shareholder, has served on the “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Leadership Committee for 16 years, giving invaluable time and resources to ensure civil legal aid for Utah’s most vulnerable. He, in addition to James Lee and Ray Etcheverry, as well as our Emerging Legal Leader Executive Committee member Michael Young, have been major supporters and advocates of AJFA, truly believing in giving back to our community. Hal says: “Regardless […]

It’s puppies vs. Girl Scouts in annual 24-hour cutthroat charity competition

(This is a repost of an original Salt Lake Tribune article published on March 25, 2015 by Amy McDonald) The online campaign Love Utah Give Utah hopes to raise $2 million for 500 charities Thursday­­ — twice what it raised last year. The way it works is simple: Utahns can visit loveutgiveut.org, explore options from animal shelters to breast-cancer research, find causes they like, contribute and then share their gifts on social media. The idea is to encourage others to donate for the 24-hour period as well. “It’s a fun way to engage people in the community, including people who already support […]

‘And Justice for All’ extends its reach with inaugural legal fellowship

(This article is a repost of a Deseret News article published by Marjorie Cortez on June 23, 2014) SALT LAKE CITY — If there’s such a thing as a win-win-win, a Utah nonprofit organization’s legal fellowship program may be the textbook example. “And Justice for All,” a Utah nonprofit organization that supports three legal service agencies and provides grants to five others, has launched a legal fellowship program thanks to a $10,000 grant from CIT Bank. Mary Anne Davies, a recent graduate of Loyola Law School, has joined the Disability Law Center as the first “And Justice for All” legal fellow. The center […]