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Her Justice

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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing, Protection Against Abuse, Public Interest Law, Women, Womens Service Clubs

Mission: Her Justice stands with women living in poverty in New York City by recruiting and mentoring volunteer lawyers to provide free legal help to address individual and systemic legal barriers.

Results: Last year, Her Justice secured life-changing results for over 9,000 women and children in New York City.

Target demographics: Women living in poverty and their children

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 9,000 women and their children

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: critical legal protections to help them transform their lives

Community Stories

116 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had knocked on many organizations' doors and nobody was able to assist me until I came to Her Justice. This organization not only provided me with legal assistance, but also with moral support; I felt secure and comfortable throughout the process. After I came in contact with Her Justice, my life had a new beginning. I feel secure of who I am and with that I can continue my life and be children's support. I am thankful to God for putting Her Justice in my way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Her Justice is a wonderful environment for volunteers. The training process for their volunteer part-time legal intake hotline was smooth, efficient, and friendly. The legal assistants were all sure to provide extra help and insight when necessary, especially for those with no legal experience. Also, Margie Bechara, Managing Attorney, is a true gem! She expertly coordinated and guided all volunteers during hotline hours. I found her to be transparent and thorough in a way that kept this hotline running like a well-oiled machine. Did I mention she is a gem?! A gem! I must also shoutout Mary O'Shaughnessy, Director of Information Services, who is always quick to help when phone lines or computers were acting up. I highly recommend Her Justice because their work is so positive and so is their workplace too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with Her Justice for a summer and worked primarily with the immigration team. Her Justice is filled with caring professionals who are extremely dedicated to the work they do. They work not only to empower and change the lives of individual clients but to change the circumstances of the community as a whole. The entire team works well together and ensures that the client is welcome and well accommodated. They are also dedicated to teaching the interns the ins and outs of the work they do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i had a great experience as an attorney at her justice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HerJustice is an amazing nonprofit that helped me to develop administrative skills as an intern and allowed me multiple opportunities to go on court runs and assist other staff with projects. The office was welcoming and the work they do here is truly beautiful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing nonprofit! Great work environment filled with people dedicated to the work they're doing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In a fraught time for the legal profession, Her Justice stands out as an excellent organization with brilliant, dedicated, and creative legal professionals serving New Yorker women living in poverty in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law. As a volunteer legal intern, I was privileged to make a difference on a weekly basis by putting women in contact with an attorney to discuss their legal needs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked as an intern at Her Justice. Everyone I worked with was kind and extremely smart. The attorneys and staff at Her Justice work hard to put the clients first.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an abuse spouse I learnt about Her justice I contacted them immediately from my first meeting I started to feel hopefull.the entire staff are well trained ,friendly they are caring and most of all patient and professional especially the attorney that was assigned to me I might not have space to tell of the goodness of Her justice but I encourage everyone who is suffering abuse please reach out to these people they will help you what ever your abuse is speak with someone at Her justice I got my help from them today I am free from abuse and I regain my independence.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Her Justice listened to me when I had no one to lean on!
They care...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about Her Justice and the vital role this nonprofit plays in society. I’ve watched lives been transformed by the work they do; my experience has been one of pure excellency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Her Justice as part of a legal externship program since May 2018. Throughout my time at Her Justice, I have been continually impressed with the dedication and drive of every Her Justice employee. The organization's clients often come to Her Justice facing difficult legal problems for which there are no easy answers. The Her Justice attorneys and staff use their years of expertise to come up with creative solutions and advocacy strategies to what often seem like insurmountable problems, and empower their clients in the process. It has been a privilege to witness the amazing changes that the skilled Her Justice advocates bring to the lives of their clients, and I look forward to many more years of continued pro bono work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Her Justice was the response of my prayer. There I met lovely and wonderful workers who assisted me when I was hopeless after fled to my husband’s apartment. My son and I were alone with any family. We found love and family at Her Justice.
❤️ Her Justice ❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Her Justice does incredibly challenging and important work. Not only are the in house attorneys skilled and devoted to their clients, Her Justice works to connect caring pro bono attorneys at large law firms with the very deserving clients they serve. In my work for Her Justice clients, I have found just how intractable divorce and family law problems can seem. Her Justice works to guide clients through the labyrinth of the legal system and to get life changing results. I am proud to have worked for this talented and empathetic team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a true pleasure and honor to work with Her Justice and their incredible team. I have worked with Her Justice as a pro bono attorney for the past 5 years and have had the opportunity to meet amazing clients, learn a great deal about family and immigration law and make a difference in clients' lives. I have always felt supported by Her Justice's attorneys and staff every step of the way. My supervising attorneys have been a wealth of knowledge and experience. I look forward to continuing to work with Her Justice on cases in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

It has been an honor to support the efforts of Her Justice as they deliver free legal representation for the most vulnerable women in our community. Specifically, survivors of domestic abuse are usually among those with the extremely limited resources and are most in need of an advocate. Her Justice helps shepherd them through the legal system which
would otherwise be an impossible obstacle course.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Her Justice! It helped me get the help I needed and I am so grateful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am working, as a pro bono volunteer attorney, with Her Justice on proceedings to obtain an order of protection for a victim of domestic violence. My Her Justice contact has been exceptional. She is not only extremely knowledgeable on the applicable law, but very happy to give guidance and dedicated--even calling in from the beach to discuss the case.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern at Her Justice for the summer and the opportunity to be able to work with such talented and passionate legal staff was priceless. The legal staff consistently strove to provide the best services for their clients. It was incredible to be able to see the impact of the legal work done here on the lives of countless women in New York. Her Justice is a phenomenal community to be a part of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked at Her Justice as a summer legal intern and could not have been happier with my experience. The staff attorneys and legal assistants provided unmatched guidance based on their expertise in the area. I was given the opportunity to draft papers, as well as meet with clients and attend court. Providing some of the most vulnerable people in our city with legal assistance was so rewarding. I would highly recommend Her Justice to clients, as well as volunteers!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just finished a 6-month legal externship at Her Justice, and words do not do justice to the wonderful individuals at this organization. The staff attorneys are exceptional, and their level of devotion of time, energy, empathy, and legal expertise to countless clients is truly unparalleled. Her Justice humanizes its clients, giving these women--and their children--the time and attention they need to feel heard and advocated for. I count myself lucky to have worked at HJ, and I look forward to continuing my pro bono work with them for many years. Thank you, Her Justice!