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Join our Junior Advisory Board Sweat for Justice series to get in shape while helping bring access to justice to women living in poverty.

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Parenting while poor

The work of Her Justice frequently connects to current events. Our Executive Director, Amy Barasch, has begun writing regular pieces that put the news into a ‘Her Justice context.’ In December, Amy wrote about the videotaped arrest of Jazmine Headley in a NYC welfare office.

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Looking back at 25 years of justice for NYC women

As part of our silver anniversary celebration, we released a commemorative book featuring some of the people, events and organizations that helped make Her Justice what it is today.

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Introducing the Language Access in Legal Settings Project

In conjunction with the New York Immigration Coalition, we are pleased to host an AmeriCorps VISTA© fellow coordinating a new project to ensure meaningful access to free legal services for the increasingly diverse populations of Her Justice clients.

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Presenting our special edition 25th Anniversary Annual Report!

Last year, our 13 Her Justice staff attorneys mentored and trained 1,804 legal volunteers. Together, we provided free legal help to 9,073 NYC women and children living in poverty. This donated legal work represented a value of more than $41MM.

Learn more about our work in our 2018 Annual Report
Thank you Dop Dop Salon!

Her Justice clients were treated to an outstanding day of self-care and fabulous hair styling at Dop Dop Salon!

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Introducing the Marital Debt Project

Senior Staff Attorney Anna Ognibene spearheads our new consumer debt defense project for divorcing clients.

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LIVE Legal Helpline!

The Her Justice Legal Help line operates Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Calls are answered by trained staff and volunteers. All eligible clients will speak with a Her Justice attorney within 24 hours.

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GET HELP

Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal help to women living in poverty in New York City.

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Volunteers are the heart and soul of Her Justice. Whether an individual, volunteer attorney, law firm or corporation, see here how you can get involved in our vital and rewarding work.

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Her Justice offers legal resources, attorney trainings, and more here.

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Your support enables women living in poverty in NYC to transform their lives – obtaining safety, economic security and hope for the future. There are many ways for you to donate or join us at one of our upcoming events!

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Are you eligible for our services

Her Justice provides free legal help to women living in poverty in New York City. We evaluate each request for legal assistance on an individual basis. Our general criteria are set out below. We weigh many factors and will take extraordinary circumstances into consideration when determining a woman’s financial eligibility for our help. If in doubt contact us.

Are you a woman or do you identify as one? If you do you may be eligible for free legal help.
Have a legal matter? An issue or problem relating to family, divorce or immigration law.
Do you live here? The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island.
Meet income guidelines? Is your annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Her Justice At Work: January 2019

Read our January newsletter!

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The Real-World Implications of #MeToo — Transforming the Legal Ecosystem: A Roundtable Discussion of How Lawyers Can Mitigate Workplace Sexual Harassment

Tim Nixon, Head of Sustainability Thought Leadership at Thomson Reuters and Managing Editor of the Thomson Reuters Sustainability site, presents a summary of the third roundtable discussion in the ongoing series ‘The Real-World Implications of #MeToo – Transforming the Legal Ecosystem,’ hosted by Her Justice, FiscalNote and Thomson Reuters.

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Flushing Marathoner Taps Into Reservoir of Courage With Help From Her Justice

A Her Justice client and survivor of abuse triumphed to run the TCS NYC Marathon twice and was profiled by the Queens Daily Eagle.

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Her Justice POP party in Crain’s

Check out photos from our POP* (*Power of Pro Bono) Party in Crain’s New York Business!

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