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Susanna Saul, Her Justice’s Director of Immigration Practice, sat down with Bronxnet Community Television to discuss today’s immigration crisis and how that intersects with learnings from our latest policy report.

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amNewYork Op-Ed: We can do better for the migrants in New York City


In this opinion piece, published in amNewYork, Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch Esq. weighs in on how New York City can do better for migrants and all of us. The op-ed breaks down what the city’s current plan gets right, where it goes wrong, and how we can right the course with smart solutions. 

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Her Justice Press Release: 2023 Annual Photography Auction + Benefit Raises Historic $3.3 Million


“Pro-bono-First” organization, Her Justice, celebrated its 30-year anniversary and proudly honored Hon. Shelley C. Chapman (Ret.) of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Daniel M. Aronson of Evercore at their Annual Photography Auction + Benefit on Tuesday, May 9th, 2023. A record-breaking celebration, including a silent photography auction, the event has raised over $3.3 million for the New York City organization, which stands with women living in poverty by providing free legal services in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law.

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TIME Magazine: America Makes It too Hard and Dangerous to Get Divorced


TIME Magazine published an article about the importance of making divorce more accessible, especially for survivors of domestic violence. Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch was interviewed for the piece as an expert in the gendered implications of the complexity of divorce, especially as it impacts women living in poverty and those who are victims of partner violence. The article shows why the divorce practice at Her Justice is a critical piece of our overall social justice mission.

“We see divorce as a social justice issue,” Barasch said. “Highlighting the impact of ludicrously complicated divorce laws is so important, especially for women.”

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City Limits Opinion: Do We Really Support Children?


In this opinion piece, published in City Limits, Her Justice Director of Policy Rachel Braunstein outlines the importance of NY’s child support system, including how more efficient processes and better access could combat childhood poverty. 

“While states like New York emphasize supporting vulnerable women and children as a priority, there has been too little focus on the need to improve the child support system to do so—especially within family courts. Instead, these courts—which handle hundreds of thousands of cases per year—have been historically neglected.”

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Her Justice Raises Record-Breaking $3.25 million at 2022 Annual Photography Auction + Benefit



A record-breaking celebration, including a silent photography auction and mission exhibit, the event raised over $3.25 million for the New York City organization. The funds raised include contributions from Diamond-level sponsors Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LP; and PJT Partners as well as over 160 additional sponsors.

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Her Justice Policy Research Cited in Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on NY Family Court


Her Justice contributed to and was cited in a report on the consequences of the pandemic on the NYC Family Court. The report, led by the Fund for Modern Courts and the New York City Bar Association, details the dire need for reform as well as substantive recommendations for how to improve and modernize the system.

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Expanding the Potential of Pro Bono (Legal-Tech Matters Podcast)


Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch speaks with Litera’s Ari Kaplan about the power of pro bono, how Her Justice continues to collaborate with volunteer attorneys during the pandemic, and our latest policy report.

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Her Justice Testifies to NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice and Committee on Legal Aid


In testimony to the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Committee on Access to Justice and Committee on Legal Aid, Her Justice Supervising Attorney Anna Ognibene outlines barriers to justice within the New York City Family Court system, including court closures and severe case delays during the pandemic, plus recommendations for improving the system for all.

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Our Legal System’s Response to COVID-19, Impact on Clients


Her Justice Director of Law & Policy Hamra Ahmad speaks about how vulnerable populations rely on legal systems during times of crisis, as a panelist in the APHA’s conversation: Crisis Lawyering: Legal Responses to Public Health Challenges and Opportunities.

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