Los Angeles, August 3, 2015 — The Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators (GLA ALA) is partnering with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles for the 8th annual “Justice Jog” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday morning, September 27th in Century City. CASA/LA is a nonprofit organization which advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system of Los Angeles County. Hosted by NBC4 Southern California Sports Anchor and Reporter Mario Solis, all proceeds from the event will benefit CASA/LA.
CASAs deal with a range of challenges that impact the lives of Los Angeles’ 30,000 children in the dependency court system. Volunteers receive in-depth training in courtroom procedures and child advocacy, so no legal background is necessary. Their role is to advocate in the courtroom and beyond on behalf of children, assuring their safety and well-being. They often become involved with the child’s education, healthcare, mental health, and placement within a permanent home. CASA volunteers pursue many paths to achieve the end goal of helping create a good environment for the child.
The Justice Jog starting line is on the corner of Avenue of the Stars and Santa Monica Blvd. and the entire run/walk will take place in the streets of Century City. Runners, walkers, teams and volunteers can register at www.casala.org/justicejog.
Last year’s Justice Jog raised more than $86,000 for CASA, through a combination of online donations, registration fees, and corporate sponsorships. The event drew a record turnout with a total of 722 registered runners and walkers. Fifty-nine teams participated, including 39 law firm teams.
WHAT: 8th Annual Justice Jog 5K Run/Walk
WHERE: Century City at Avenue of the Stars and Santa Monica Blvd.
WHEN: September 27th, 2015 – 8:30am-11:00am
About the Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators –
GLA ALA is the greater Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), the largest international association providing support, high-quality education and services to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. With nearly 10,000 members in 30 countries, ALA represents legal administrators who are leaders and industry experts on legal management issues such as finance, marketing, human resources, systems and technology, facilities and practice management. For more information, please visit www.glaala.org or www.active.com.
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the overburdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. CASA’s vision is of a Los Angeles where every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Through committed, highly trained everyday citizen volunteers, CASA brings the voice of a concerned community into the child welfare system. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: http://www.casala.org