Hi guys! I am excited to share that I will be running the New York City Marathon this November and representing The Legal Aid Society. Over the next 20 weeks I will be dedicating my time to prepare myself for the longest run of my life while raising awareness to this amazing organization. I chose to run my first marathon with the LAS for one simple reason: everyone deserves equal access to justice. Check out the link below for some more information on The Legal Aid Society!
The Legal Aid Society is excited to participate as an Official Charity Partner in the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5th. Join us for a unique 26.2-mile tour of the Big Apple benefiting our Civil Practice. When you run for Team LAS, you join a long list of New Yorkers united by a shared belief in equal access to justice. When you support Team LAS, you help continue the legacy of Team LAS, changing lives one mile at a time.
The Society’s Civil Practice improves the lives of low-income New Yorkers who struggle daily to buy food, pay rent, achieve or maintain self-sufficiency, and keep themselves and their children healthy and safe. With 22 specialized legal units and neighborhood and court-based offices, the Civil Practice is able to address a broad range of legal problems, including those involving: disability-related assistance; public assistance; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; health law; HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases; elder law; housing, homelessness prevention, and foreclosure prevention; family law and domestic violence; employment issues faced by low-wage workers; tax law for low-income workers; consumer law; education law; immigration law; and community development legal assistance. During the past fiscal year, we provided individual direct civil legal assistance in over 48,000 individual cases and legal matters, which benefited nearly 128,000 low-income children and adults.
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