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2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

The Legal Aid Society is excited to participate as an Official Charity Partner in the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half on March 15, 2020. Join us for a unique 13.1-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.

For more information on running as a member of Team LAS in future races, please contact Matt Hanifin in The Legal Aid Society’s Development Office.

The Legal Aid 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 52,000 individual cases and legal matters, which benefited nearly 135,000 low-income children and adults.