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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.