Her Justice seeks part-time interns and volunteers for the fall and spring semesters. The positions can be filled by law students, law graduates or admitted attorneys. Our legal intern and volunteer positions require a commitment of at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. These positions are unpaid. Her Justice will assist interns to apply for work-study, public interest fellowship or clinical credit available from their law schools. All positions are based in our headquarter office located in lower Manhattan.
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Her Justice recruits 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. We believe that all women with urgent safety and financial needs deserve legal representation.
Interns and volunteers work under the supervision of Her Justice staff attorneys and the legal services director. Responsibilities will vary depending on the applicant's interests and the program needs of Her Justice. Responsibilities may include:
Conduct intake and assist in case assessment
Assist clients with securing non-litigated divorces or immigration status through VAWA self-petitions and U-Visa applications
Draft responsive pleadings and motions
Research legal issues and attend working group meetings
Work with a litigating attorney on active
cases in the Family and Supreme Courts and attend court appearances
Law student, law graduate or admitted attorney
Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter, and highly motivated
Demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues or women’s issues
Knowledge of family, matrimonial and/or immigration law helpful but not required