Run for Equal Justice! Or don’t run, which is much easier, and instead donate to individuals and relay teams who are running with Volunteer Legal Services in the Tacoma City Marathon on April 30, 2017. Attorneys and staff from several local law firms, including DAC, EPIC Law, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, the Prosecutor’s office, and VLS will be pounding the pavement to raise money for access to civil justice. These teams fund their own entry fees, train for months and are emissaries for our profession in this very popular community event.
The preamble to the RPCs reminds us that “[A]ll lawyers should devote professional time and resources and use civic influence to ensure equal access to our system of justice for all those who because of economic or social barriers cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel.” Donations to the teams or individuals satisfies this responsibility. And to liven up the legalese and responsibility, Sarah Richardson, captain of the Prosecutor’s “Justice League” team, challenges the other teams to see who raises the most money from the run. She will deliver a dozen Legendary donuts to the winning office while wearing her yet-to-be-determined Justice League character running outfit. Stay tuned to see if the other team captains issue their own challenges.
Please visit runforequaljustice.com to donate to your favorite team or individual. Help our community, the runners and our profession in the spirit of fun and collegiality.
Donations are tax deductible and go to fund access to civil justice for low income people in Washington.