My Sisters’ Place Announces New Center for Legal Services
Managing Director Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman, Esq., Director of the Center for Legal services at My Sisters’ Place.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White Plains, NY (August 17, 2015) — Jennifer Friedman, Esq., has joined My Sisters’ Place (MSP) as the Managing Director of its Center for Legal Services which provides victims of domestic violence and human trafficking greater access to legal protections and remedies crucial to their survival and safety.

Friedman comes to My Sisters’ Place with over 16 years of legal experience in family law. Most recently, Friedman served as the founding Executive Director, of the Pace Community Law Practice (PCLP) which is an innovative legal services center dedicated to representing low and moderate income immigration clients while training recent law graduates for legal practice.

Prior to Friedman’s work with Pace University School of Law in White Plains, she served as the founding Director of the Public Interest Law Center and associate director, Public Interest, Center for Career and Professional Development providing pro bono programs and public interest career planning for law students.  Friedman also created and served as Director of the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP) for 10 years while managing a team of lawyers at Sanctuary for Families, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services in New York City while creating and serving as director of its Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP).

Friedman received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in 1993, her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1998, and is the recipient of awards including: the New York City Bar Association’s 2008 Katherine McDonald Award for Service to the Family Courts, and the Columbia Alumna Association’s 2003 Alumna of the Year Award, and the Columbia-Barnard Rape Crisis Center 2003 Woman of Vision Award.

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About My Sisters’ Place
Since 1976, My Sisters’ Place (MSP) has worked to change the way our community thinks about violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking. Holistic services include:  a 24/7 crisis hotline, two emergency residential shelters, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children, a Center for Legal Services, professional outreach and a vibrant tween/teen education and prevention program. MSP strives to engage each member of society in their work so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.

Media contact:
Sherice Brammer
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