NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Her Justice, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to help stabilize the lives of vulnerable New York City women, is honoring a long standing supporter at its 21st annual gala event tonight.
"I am proud to support the extraordinary, vital work of Her Justice. Every year, this organization helps thousands of impoverished, frightened and abused women get back on their feet. And they do it in an incredibly efficient way – by recruiting and training volunteer lawyers to help Her Justice navigate the courts, and get the results they need to build better fortunes for themselves and their children," said honoree Tim Coleman, Head of Restructuring and Special Situations Group, PJT Partners.
This year Her Justice is thrilled to auction some stunning pieces from renowned photographers. Gail Albert Halaban, celebrated for her 'urban, voyeuristic landscapes,' and Julie Blackmon, whose inspired portraits of family life are anything but domestic, are only two of the stellar artists on whose work guests will bid.
"This gala is definitely an anchor event for Her Justice," said Executive Director, Amy Barasch. Through the donation of such wonderful works by so many generous artists, along with the big-hearted bidding of our supporters, we're able to raise a substantial amount of funds to ensure vulnerable New York City women receive the legal support they so deserve. And we're also able to honor some of our greatest volunteer attorneys who lend their time and expertise to represent our clients."
Among the nearly 1,000 guests this year will be Council Member Vanessa Gibson, representing the Bronx's 16th Council District. A passionate advocate for low-income families, Council Member Gibson's borough also houses the majority of clients served by Her Justice. Senator Jose Peralta, a strong immigrant rights supporter who has worked hard to heighten awareness about intimate partner abuse and protect vulnerable women, will also attend.
About Her Justice
Her Justice is a nonprofit organization that takes a 'pro bono first' approach to the provision of legal services to low-income women in crisis in all five boroughs of New York City. The staff of 18 lawyers and legal assistants ensures that more than 3,000 women every year receive free legal assistance in family, divorce and immigration matters.
Contact: Sharon Rainey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646 442-1160
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