Our services

Legal information and advice, brief services

When you contact Her Justice for free legal advice, you will:

  • Learn about your legal rights and how the law applies to your case and unique situation
  • Have your questions answered by an experienced staff attorney
  • Receive detailed information about court procedures and step-by-step instructions on how to represent yourself in court
  • Learn what legal papers you will need to file with the court, receive detailed instructions on the correct way to file your papers, and learn about important deadlines you may need to meet in order to avoid a default judgment
  • Learn about pro se services available within the courts for individuals who cannot afford to hire an attorney and need to represent themselves
  • Receive additional informational materials that apply to your case
  • Obtain referrals to legal or social service agencies and community organizations that might be able to help you

Brief Services

The preparation of court papers is called brief services 

Her Justice staff and volunteer attorneys can prepare legal papers which you can then file in Family or Supreme Court in New York City.

Free legal representation

Her Justice provides women who cannot afford a lawyer with volunteer attorneys who provide free representation in court for matters involving family law (Family Court), divorce (Supreme Court) and immigration (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, also called USCIS).

Consumer Debt Defense for Divorcing Clients

Learn about the Divorce Debt Project

Who We Help

We work with women living in poverty in all five boroughs of New York City.  Her Justice evaluates each request for legal assistance on an individual basis. We weigh many factors and will take extraordinary circumstances into consideration when determining a woman’s financial eligibility for our help.  

Rachel Braunstein, Her Justice Managing Attorney, Policy, talks about investigating hidden spousal assets.