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PRESS RELEASE: New Executive Director Says Ensuring Access to Justice Top Priority in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—As “and Justice for all” prepares to celebrate 20 years of increasing access to justice in Utah, the Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Kelly Striefel as Executive Director.  Hired in 2016, Striefel began her tenure as the organization’s Development Director.  In 2018, Striefel became Interim Executive Director replacing Kai Wilson who served in the position for 25 years.  Striefel commented, “I am so excited and honored to serve as Executive Director.  Every day I’m reminded about the importance of this work and its positive impact on the lives of thousands of Utahns.” […]

PRESS RELEASE: “and Justice for all” Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Legal Aid Campaign for Equal Justice

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—“and Justice for all” will kick off its 2019 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 14, 2019 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 AJFA’s partners—Utah Legal Services, Disability Law Center, and Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. The fundraising campaign is spearheaded by the “and Justice for all” Leadership Committee—a […]

PRESS RELEASE: “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Kicks Off 2018 Legal Aid Campaign for Equal Justice

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Announces Full-Time Legal Fellowship Serving Summit County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Park City, Utah (September 23, 2015) “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” (AJFA), the Utah nonprofit uniting the state’s primary providers of civil legal aid – Disability Law Center, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, and Utah Legal Services – is very pleased to announce that it has secured $10,000 in  funding for Park City’s first full-time legal fellow dedicated to providing free civil legal aid to the poor and victims of domestic violence in Park City. AJFA’s Legal Fellowship Program was launched to simultaneously address two very pressing issues in Utah. First, it helps to address the ‘Justice Gap,’ in which a […]

PRESS RELEASE: Utah Legal Services Wants You To Learn How to Defend Yourself Against Unjust Eviction

Salt Lake City, Utah (September 2, 2015): A new lecture series is beginning in September at the Downtown Salt Lake City Public Library to arm tenants with the knowledge and skills to defend themselves against their landlords. This new lecture series, organized by “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” partner agency Utah Legal Services (ULS), will aim to provide tenants with the knowledge to avoid eviction and its high associated costs, how to improve the quality of your rental, how to improve your rental living conditions, and how to ensure that your landlord makes repairs, among other topics. Controversial landlord practices can […]

Report: Legal help cuts incidence of domestic violence, saves money

(This is a repost of an original Deseret News article published on August 14, 2015 by Marjorie Cortez) SALT LAKE CITY — Free or low-cost legal services for people seeking protective orders would reduce incidence of domestic violence and lower associated societal costs, a new report states. The Institute for Policy Integrity report found that victims are more likely to receive protective orders if they have legal representation. The report, “Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Aid to Survivors of Domestic Violence,” also found that the availability of civil legal aid may be “even more effective than alternative interventions […]

PRESS RELEASE: Funding Free Lawyers Prevents Domestic Violence and Saves State Money

Salt Lake City, Utah (August 8, 2015) National non-partisan think tank “The Institute for Policy Integrity” has found an easy solution to prevent domestic violence: give people free lawyers, the Huffington Post notes in an article published on July 21st. Domestic violence is an issue estimated to affect 1 in 4 women in the U.S. during their lifetime, incurring not only physical and mental harm but also high legal fees and severe social costs that affect the individual, their family and their community, the think tank found. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, when accounted for these […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: AJFA Launches Legal Fellowship Program with First DLC Fellow Davies

Salt Lake City, Utah (June 18, 2014) “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (AJFA), the umbrella organization that unites and supports the primary civil legal service agencies in Utah, is proud to announce the launching of its Legal Fellowship Program. Mary Anne Davies, a recent graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, has joined the Disability Law Center as AJFA’s first Legal Fellow. The Legal Fellowship Program has been made possible in large part by a generous $10,000 grant from CIT Bank. AJFA’s Legal Fellowship Program exists to simultaneously address two very pressing issues in Utah. First, it helps to address […]