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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Her Justice

A BBB Accredited charity


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Her Justice
Formerly known as:
inMotion, Inc.
100 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Year, State Incorporated:
1992, New York
Stated Purpose:
" Her Justice engages the vast talent and resources of New York City's law firms, bringing together committed lawyers and determined women to secure life-changing results "

Evaluation Conclusions

Her Justice meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Her Justice provides free legal services in family, divorce and immigration law to low-income women living in New York City. Founded in 1993, 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.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Catherine Douglass, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Peter V. Pantaleo, Esq.
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1.8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $31,633,870, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on Her Justice's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Note from the organization: "This net loss is offset by a transfer of $235,860 from a donor-designated contribution received in a prior year, resulting in a positive change in net assets of $41,073."

Source of Funds  

Donated services and materials


Benefit auction




Stair climb


Contract services


Interest and other


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Donated services and materials


Program services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 95%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative 1%  Other Expenses: 2%
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Beginning net assets $4,806,564
Ending net assets 4,593,077
Total liabilities 347,198

Total assets



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