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Our FY2021 Annual Report

The achievements we celebrate in our FY21 Annual Report are examples of the great strides we've made together along our journey toward a more equitable civil justice system—a system that is worthy of our clients, and all New Yorkers.

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Her Justice 2021 Annual Photography Auction & Benefit Raises Historic $3+ Million

May 11, 2021

A record-breaking, virtual program and auction, the event raised over $3 million for the New York City organization, which stands with women living in poverty by providing them with free, critical legal services in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law. The funds raised include contributions from Diamond-level sponsors…

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Her Justice Featured on Tea Time with the Robert H. Jackson Center

April 23, 2021

Her Justice’s Director of Policy, Rachel Braunstein, and Staff Attorney, Naomi Young spoke with the Robert H. Jackson Center for a discussion on the unique challenges women living in poverty face and how Her Justice is addressing the economic justice gap.

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Legal Obstacles to Women Living in Poverty During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Her Justice

April 22, 2021

Proskauer hosted a panel presentation with Her Justice to raise awareness of economic and legal obstacles facing women who are living in poverty in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel was moderated by Proskauer associate Elizabeth Siegel, a member of the Her Justice Junior Advisory Board, and features Her Justice attorneys Hamra Ahmad, Anna Maria Diamanti, and Prathiba Desai.

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New York Law Journal: Police Should Apply Domestic Violence Advocates’ Lessons on Strangulation to Chokeholds

Amy Barasch, Executive Director of Her Justice authored the following opinion piece in the New York Law Journal.

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