Justice Talks

The Her Justice conversation series, Justice Talks, invites you to join us as we talk to experts in their fields for an inside look at issues that impact all of us, especially women like our clients.


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Justice Talks with Carrie Bettinger-López and Lynn Rosenthal
Supporting the Domestic Violence Movement, What’s Needed Now

In 2009, Lynn Rosenthal was appointed by President Obama and then-Vice President Biden as the first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women.
In 2015, Carrie Bettinger-López was appointed as her successor. These esteemed experts joined Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch for a conversation on measures the Biden administration should consider to improve our prevention of and response to intimate partner violence.

Justice Talks with Fatima Goss Graves: Redefining the Narrative of Sexual Violence and its Impact on Black Survivors

At Her Justice, over 80% of our clients have experienced intimate partner violence, and sexual assault is one of its most common forms. These experiences are hard for all women to share, but for the 90% of our clients who are women of color, their stories of sexual violence are often silenced or ridiculed due to racial and cultural bias, impeding their ability to voice their truth and access the justice they deserve. Earlier this year, the National Women’s Law Center joined Me Too International and the TIME’S UP Foundation to launch We, As Ourselves, a campaign working to change the narrative around sexual violence and its impact on Black communities.

Her Justice Executive Director, Amy Barasch, and President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, Fatima Goss Graves discuss the importance of lifting up the voices of survivors and how we can break down the barriers that harm and silence them.


Justice Talks Policy: The Invisible Justice Issue of Child Support

In 2017, Her Justice set out on a two-year court watching project in which 89 volunteers observed 797 child support case appearances in the New York City Family Courts to get a better understanding of what happens when parents do not have lawyers, and how the system ensures fair processes and outcomes for all. That project culminated with Her Justice Policy Report, Towards Justice for Parents in Child Support Courts. 

Her Justice Executive Director, Amy Barasch and Director of Policy, Rachel Braunstein discuss the project’s findings and what’s next for improving the child support system in New York City.

Learn more about the project and its findings here.

Justice Talks: Supporting Immigrant Communities, A Conversation with New York State Attorney General Letitia James

On January 19, 2021, Her Justice spoke with “The People’s Lawyer,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James about how she uses the power of her jurisdiction to support immigrant women across New York, including many of our clients, to ensure they have equal access to justice.


Justice Talks: The Path Forward for Women & Families in NYC: A Look Ahead with U.S. Senator for New York, Kirsten Gillibrand

On December 17, 2020, Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch spoke with U.S. Senator for New York, Kirsten Gillibrand about how the Senator’s hopes to address the critical needs of women and families living in poverty in our community, including passing a COVID relief bill, keeping children front and center, and ensuring equal access to justice.

Justice Talks: Racial Bias in NY State Courts? A Conversation with Secretary Jeh Johnson

Earlier this year, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore appointed former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to conduct an independent review of racial bias in the New York State court system, including examining court practices, programs and statewide policies. Read his findings and recommendations here in the full Special Adviser on Equal Justice Report

On November 13, 2020, Amy Barasch, Executive Director of Her Justice, met with Secretary Jeh Johnson, a partner at Paul, Weiss, to discuss his report findings and overall conclusion that consistent under-resourcing and over-burdening of NYS trial courts has a disparate impact on litigants of color, many of whom are living in poverty.

Justice Talks: From WFH to WTF?! A Conversation with Carrie Goldberg on How the Pandemic has Increased Risks of Tech-Abuse

Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights attorney and the founder of C.A. Goldberg Law, a team that provides cutting edge legal help for clients facing domestic violence, stalking & harassment, revenge porn, child abuse and more. Her book, Nobody’s Victim, was published in August 2019.

On November 19, 2020, Amy Barasch, Executive Director of Her Justice, met with Carrie Goldberg to discuss the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated risks of tech-abuse.  The conversation includes a take a close look at how stay-at-home orders, working remotely, and an overall increased reliance on technology due has impacted victims of tech-facilitated abuse. Carrie also shares tips for staying safe.