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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, formerly known as inMotion Inc., engages the vast talent and resources of New York City's law firms, bringing together committed lawyers and determined women to secure life-changing results. At Her Justice, we believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation. We recruit volunteer attorneys from the City's law firms to stand side-by-side with women who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, giving them a real chance to obtain legal protections that transform their lives.

Results: Last year, Her Justice secured life-changing results for 7,000 women and children in New York City.

Target demographics: Low-income women and their children facing abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,000 women and their children

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: critical legal protections to help them transform their lives

Community Stories

104 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 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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer attorney with Her Justice. Working with Her Justice was my first pro bono experience. I was concerned that I had no prior experience working with victims of domestic violence or working on an immigration matter, but I got all of the support I needed from the organization. The Her Justice attorney who served as my mentor provided training and was always available to answer any questions I had and to review my work. I've seen firsthand the great work that they do and I'm happily taking on my second case with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the last six months, I have served as an extern at Her Justice providing pro bono legal representation to women involved in highly contested custody, child support, and divorce matters. My experience at Her Justice has been nothing short of amazing! Every day, I witness how the work of Her Justice positively impacts the lives of women and children throughout New York City. I am incredibly thankful that I had the opportunity to serve such incredible clients at Her Justice, and look forward to continuing to represent Her Justice clients as a volunteer pro bono attorney.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with Her Justice first as a law student intern 15 years ago, then as a law firm associate doing pro bono cases for Her Justice-referred clients, then as a member of Her Justice's Junior Advisory Board, and now in the legal department of a large corporation overseeing a thriving relationship with Her Justice as a pro bono partner.

I've been inspired at every turn, from each of these different vantage points, by the urgent dedication of Her Justice staff and board members to their mission of supporting and empowering women to change their lives, and by the professionalism with which they’ve supported and equipped so many of us to be a part of this important work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Her Justice helped me a lot and keeps giving me the opportunity to have time for myself. Her Justice provided me with caring and attentive attorneys. I am very thankful to the people who make Her Justice possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was one of the best experience in my life because her justice gave me a lot of support in a very hard moment in my life, i felt alone before of this, now my life really changes for a better. I am really greatfull that I got the support from this wonderful organization

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an attorney at a large law firm and worked with Her Justice on two pro bono cases for women petitioning for immigration status in the United States under the Violence Against Women Act. The Her Justice team, particularly Susanna Saul, provided amazing support and guidance for our pro bono team and our clients as we navigated this emotionally and intellectually challenging area of law. I also had the opportunity to participate in the Story by Story climb, which was an exhilarating event (though my asthma got the best of me). I strongly encourage others to get involved with this organization through volunteering, internships or donations!

Client Served

Rating: 5


On a scale of 1-5, I would give Her Justice a 10! I was going through a very difficult time in life, as an undocumented individual with a newborn, and was lost and I didn’t know what to do. I was legally married and needed help with all figuring out custody, support and my divorce, and as a 20 year old, I really needed guidance. I was connected with Her Justice (In-Motion at the time) and from there Her Justice really took care of me. Laura, my attorney for custody, child support and my divorce, supported me not only legally, but by taking the time to sit and just wait with me through the whole process. She wasn’t like someone just being paid to be there, but really was making sure she made the best efforts decision for me and my child. I was also in college and scared about my status, and Her Justice assisted me with my immigration options. The only reason I’m prospering in this country with my child is because of the support of Her Justice.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered through Her Justice to assist with a divorce matter and a U-visa application. Both experiences have been a wonderful opportunity to help women in need while learning a new area of the law. Her Justice is an amazing organization that guides volunteers through every step of the process.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with Her Justice a little less than a year ago helping out as a translator on a U-Visa case. It was a super rewarding experience to help break down some of the language barriers and to be able to make a really uncomfortable situation for someone a little more comfortable.

Her Justice helped to make the U-Visa process really smooth by always answering our questions quickly (usually under 24 hours) and thoroughly.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work I recently did with Her Justice as a volunteer was really eye opening and gratifying. The team was so professional and responsive, we were able to work through the complexities of the process to really help a client in need. Thanks for all you do! I will be happy to continue to support your great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved volunteering for Her Justice roughly a year ago and it has been an amazing and rewarding experience. Her Justice gives a voice to those who cannot be heard. Her Justice succeeds by promoting hope and strength in unity in the face of fear and oppression. Their tireless efforts let people know they are not alone.