This is Race for Justice weekend (Saturday, June 20, 2009), to raise money for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC), which serves low-income Oregonians in family law matters.
The Race for Justice really is a challenge! It’s a battle of Oregon law firms:
1) Bronze Sneaker Traveling Trophy!
2) Prevailing Parties!
3) The Markowitz Challenge: Bragging rights are on the line!
4) The Coulter Cup Family Law Challenge!
“Making a Difference: SALC helps bridge the gap for families who do not qualify for Legal Aid and can not afford to hire a private attorney. As a result of the legal representation that SALC provides, families have increased financial security, stay off of welfare and are overall more productive members of our society. And more children also grow up in positive and safe environments as a result of SALC’s intervention.
Need: The Oregon State Bar conducted a study which concluded that there is an estimated 250,000 people in Oregon who are considered the “working poor” and in desperate need of legal services. The report also stated that “more services are needed in the area of family law, particularly in child custody and domestic violence cases.” St. Andrew Legal Clinic is described as filling an important gap in services for family law cases….”