WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 2, 2011—The Women’s Justice Center at Pace Law School (PWJC), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will host its annual benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, October 19, beginning at 6 p.m., at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York. The deadline to RSVP has been extended to October 5. This year’s event, “Celebrating 20 Years of Justice for Women,” will honor Alayne Katz, Esq. and Tamara A. Mitchel, Esq., for their dedicated work with the Center. For more information on the event or the Pace Women’s Justice Center, visit www.law.pace.edu/wjc or contact Woodrina Harris at (914) 422-4069.
The Women’s Justice Center is a nonprofit legal center within Pace Law School whose mission is to end abuse by providing direct legal representation for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse, as well as training, community education and outreach, service coordination, and information and referrals. Since its founding in 1991, PWJC has become the largest civil legal services provider in Westchester County specializing in domestic violence and elder abuse. With a staff of 13 attorneys and over 7,200 hours contributed by pro bono attorneys, volunteers and law students annually, PWJC provides free legal services to over 2,800 clients and conducts hundreds of clinics, trainings, presentations and community outreach events.
In addition to its offices on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains, PWJC attorneys are based in walk-in offices in the Family Courthouses in White Plains and Yonkers, where they offer essential frontline, often life-saving emergency legal services on a walk-in basis for victims and survivors of domestic violence. PWJC’s programs and activities also include Elder Law Clinics, a Legal Helpline, a Moderate Means Matrimonial Panel (which matches middle-income clients with low-fee or sliding scale attorneys), Pro Bono Legal Project, free legal clinics, numerous specialized trainings and presentations, community outreach, and publication and distribution of “plain language” legal information.
Reporters are welcome to attend the dinner with advanced notice to Lauren Rubenstein. The Women’s Justice Center’s director, attorneys, students and clients are also available to speak to the media on request.
Manager, Media Relations
Pace Law School