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PRESS RELEASE: Legal Aid Nonprofit “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” Announces 32nd Annual Law Day Run

Salt Lake City, Utah (April 18, 2014) “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” (AJFA), the umbrella organization uniting Utah’s civil legal aid agencies, is excited to announce the 32nd annual Law Day 5k Run and Walk to be held May 17th, 2014 at the SJ Quinney College of Law. More than 1,000 runners will participate, raising money for free civil legal aid for individuals and families struggling with abuse, disability, discrimination and poverty. As part of AFJA’s mission to ensure everyone has a voice, this year’s race will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. All […]

PRESS RELEASE: #JusticeUnselfie Campaign to Help Raise Awareness for Legal Aid Nonprofit ‘AND JUSTICE FOR ALL’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Salt Lake City, Utah (Jan. 9, 2014) #JusticeUnselfie is a campaign designed to raise awareness for legal aid nonprofit “and Justice for all” (AJFA) through social media engagement. For every #JusticeUnselfie posted before January 15th, $5 will be donated to and Justice for all by a group of four matching donors. ‘“and Justice for all” can only help one out of every three people who seek us out. The #JusticeUnselfie campaign is a first, critical step in bridging this justice gap and righting this wrong,” Development Director Kseniya Kniazeva said. “AJFA supporters will ponder what justice means to […]

Why you should follow Astros’ Dexter Fowler on Twitter

If you don’t already follow Dexter Fowler on Twitter, hopefully this will encourage you to do so.

Fowler, an outfielder acquired from the Colorado Rockies earlier this month, is trying to raise money for AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (AJFA) and to help expand civil legal aid across Utah where he and his wife, Aliya, live during the offseason. As you can see below, his campaign started Friday and runs until Christmas.

MLB Star Dexter Fowler Knocks One Out of the Park for Justice with Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY – One of Utah’s newest residents is giving back to the state that has welcomed him with open arms. Major League Baseball Centerfielder Dexter Fowler, one of the Colorado Rockies’ most popular and promising young players who was traded to the Houston Astros earlier this month, has pledged to raise money for civil legal aid through and Justice for all (AJFA) from today until Christmas via Twitter.

“I have deep ties to Utah and care a lot about this state. My wife, Aliya, has family in Sandy and grew up here, and my little girl will be born here in a few months. We recently bought a home overlooking this beautiful valley. It’s time we gave back to our state.”

Popular Major League Baseball Center fielder Dexter Fowler To Raise Money for Legal Aid Nonprofit ‘AND JUSTICE FOR ALL’

alt Lake City, Utah (Dec. 19, 2013) Major League Baseball Centerfielder Dexter Fowler, one of the Colorado Rockies’ most popular and promising young players who was traded to the Houston Astros earlier this month, has pledged to raise money for civil legal aid through AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (AJFA) from today through Christmas via Twitter.

Fowler will donate $1 to AJFA for every new follower he gains on Twitter as he tweets about AND JUSTICE FOR ALL and the need to expand civil legal aid across Utah. Fowler’s twitter handle is @DexFowler.

Do lawyers have a heart? Even pro bono work might be available

Christmas Season — a time for giving, peace on earth and goodwill to all. Not exactly the time most of us think (or want to think) about the law.

Yes, there may still be a few new personal injury lawsuits due to Black Friday stampeding, but the majority of us are nestled in our homes against the cold and the inversion.

So this Thursday, I was interested to see on the front page of the Standard-Examiner, an article about the fine work of Utah Legal Services in helping a woman with multiple sclerosis keep her housing. Utah Legal Services is part of a larger national non-profit corporation established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation, whose board is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, whose objective is to provide non-criminal legal services for those below the poverty level.

Disabled mother and daughter scarred by brush with homelessness

LAYTON – A single mother diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her 8-year-old daughter say they will be forever scarred by their near brush with homelessness when the Davis County Housing Authority took away their apartment funding.