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THANKS TO YOU, ZACH HAS A BETTER CHANCE AT AN ACTIVE LIFE

You make it possible for people like "Zach" and his and his family to obtain legal assistance on critical matters. Zach is five and has a severe gastrointestinal disorder. He has had eight surgeries so far. “Natalie,” Zach’s mom, worked almost full time while also taking Zach to day-long treatments each week. Social Security benefits helped offset some of the costs. When Zach turned three, he celebrated a milestone—he could take food orally. That’s when Social Security terminated his benefits, despite his doctors’ protests that he was still seriously ill. Natalie tried to hire a lawyer to navigate the complicated bureaucracy, but she couldn’t pay for a lawyer and fees were not available. Legal aid stepped in and benefits were reinstated. Between work, benefits, scrimping, and saving, Natalie was able to relocate closer to a facility with more treatment options, giving Zach a better chance at an active life.

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CEJ NEWS

  • We are thrilled to announce that we have met our 2013-14 fundraising goal of $1.225 million! The more than 100 participants in Justice Trivia helped push us over the top. Thanks to each and every one of you who has supported the campaign during our annual fund drive. More legal aid clients will be served and the cause of justice will be advanced thanks to your generosity. We look forward to working with you again in September.

  • Jackson County has won the Justice Cup and the Equity Cup! Congratulations!

  • On March 6, 2014, House Bill 4143 A failed to pass in the Legislature. Some have commented that this bill has divided the legal community. Here at the Campaign for Equal Justice, we have seen something different. Click on the foregoing link to read more.

  • CEJ's 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon was held on February 19, 2014. Click here to see pictures. Click here to read a message to our supporters regarding the events surrounding the luncheon.

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