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

2014 Law Day RunSalt 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 of the proceeds from the race go to provide free civil legal aid. Last year’s race generated $47,140, which in addition to the annual campaigns the “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” runs and the work of the partner agencies saved Utah’s courts (and thus the taxpayers) more than $1.8 million in 2013.

Before the race the “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL” will be honoring the service of Judge Anthony Quinn who was tragically killed in biking accident last year. His wife will serve as the honorary race starter.

The run itself is an official USA Track Field and Field certified course winding through the scenic University of Utah campus.  Sports-Am will provide timing chips for runners competing in a variety of divisions including gender, age, stroller, and wheelchair. The entire family can enjoy the race, and everyone receives a prize.

Registration information can be found here: http://andjusticeforall.org/law-day-5k-run-walk/ Runners may download the registration form and mail it to the Utah State Bar, register online, or register the same day of the race from 7:00-7:45am. Early registration deadline is on May 1, 2014. The race will begin at 8:00am. Parking will be available at Rice Eccles Stadium (451 S. 1400 E.).

The major sponsors for this year’s race are: CIT Bank, Energy Solutions, the Utah State Bar, SJ Quinney School of Law, Workers Compensation Fund, Berkeley Research Group, Jet Blue Airways, Rocky Mountain Advisory, Sage Forensic Accounting, US Bank, Lexis Nexis, Salt Lake Legal, and Merrill Lynch.

For more information and interviews please contact the race chairman Rick Ensor at (801) 833-0506 and rfensor@michaelbest.com.

Please watch this video to see what an impact funds from this run can have on a family – http://youtu.be/nnl_OO-e2xA. Disability Law Center clients, Melanie, Dave and her 16-year old son Adam, will be participating in the Law Day 5k Run and Walk this year.

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