thank you so much for your kindness in my time of need. i nowhave some HOPE.

Thank you for a wonderful life. Keep up the fantastic work on behalf of those of us who cannot fight for ourselves.

Thank you again for all your help. It is a comfort to know that there are caring people like you in this world.

My thank you seems so small compared to all you’ve done, but it comes from my heart.

We Make a Difference

Since 2002, Partners for Women and Justice has provided legal assistance to thousands of deserving women striving to escape abusive relationships and secure safety for themselves and their children.

We have trained and worked with several hundred pro bono attorneys who have donated millions in free legal services to our clients as they seek protective orders, safe custody and visitation arrangements and fair awards of child support and spousal support.

Partners for Women and Justice does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.


Congratulations to Partners' Director of Legal Programs, Michele Lefkowitz, Esq. for receiving The Ronald W. Reagan Award from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.                              



On February 21, 2017 Partners’ Director of Legal Programs, Michele Lefkowitz, Esq., was part of a group that met with Congressman Leonard Lance to stress the importance of federal funding for domestic violence services.  Pictured above:  Margo Baruch, Board of Directors, YWCA Union County; Jane Shivas, Executive Director, New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence; Congressman Leonard Lance; Michele Lefkowitz, Esq., Director of Legal Programs, Partners for Women and Justice; Jan Lilien, Executive Director, YWCA Union County

Pro Bono Profile:


Partners for Women and Justice is proud to recognize Pro Bono Partnership for its dedication to strengthening nonprofits and our communities.  


Listen to Michael Hughes, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Prudential
Financial, Inc. and Jane Hanson, Executive Director, Partners for Women
and Justice talk about pro bono legal services.

Pro Bono Partnership provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  Substantially leveraging the impact of its in-house legal staff the Partnership annually recruits and mobilizes hundreds of attorneys from major corporations and law firms to donate their time and expertise on behalf of its nonprofit clients, enhancing their ability to improve conditions in their communities.  Since its founding in 1997, the Partnership has assisted more than 2,350 nonprofits in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on nearly 10,500 legal matters.

The Pro Bono Partnership has been there for Partners for Women and Justice for the past 10 years – providing advice on several different aspects of the organization:  employment matters (employee manual, benefits, family leave), by-law updates and revisions, office lease negotiations, marketing campaigns, and the spin-off of a program, to name a few.   Thanks to the wise counsel and advice that we have received from so many volunteer attorneys and from Partnership staff attorneys, we are solidly positioned for our future.   The assistance we have received from Pro Bono Partnership frees our staff up to focus on what is ultimately most important – our clients.


Our Mission

Partners for Women and Justice empowers low-income victims and survivors of domestic violence to build safe and secure futures for themselves and their children by providing equal access to justice.  We offer quality legal assistance in domestic violence and family law matters.

Press & Events & News

Essex County Bar Foundation and New Jersey Women Lawyers Association invite you to the Annual Fore Ladies Only! Golf Outing & Clinic on July 24, 2017.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit Partners for Women and Justice!  Reservations required. 
Click here to Register! 


Thank you to all of you who supported our 2017 Celebrate Hope Spring Benefit at Mayfair Farms on May 3rd.  We want to acknowledge in particular our Partner in Hope Honorees, Partner in Justice Honorees, Diamond, Platinum Plus and Platinum Sponsors.

Partner in Hope Honorees:

Jane Randel, Karp Randel LLC

Richard D. Trenk, Esq., 
     Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.  

Partner in Justice Honoree:

William K. Mosca, Jr., Esq., and
     team at Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.

Diamond, Platinum Plus and Platinum Sponsors:

Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
Logan & Company, Inc.
Lowenstein Sandler, LLP
Cathy Martine and Ronald Dolecki 
McCarter & English, LLP
The Silver Family Foundation
The Gloria Foundation
Lauren Handler, Esq. and David Kott, Esq.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Tina A. Jordan and Kevin M. Rendino
Karp Randel LLC
Kenneth and Karen Rosen
Marlene Tepper
Alvin S. Trenk
Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C.
The Victor and Pearl Tumpeer Foundation Trust

It was a fabulous evening that allowed us to raise both awareness and funding for our cause.   



Client Services



Click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.