Jennifer Friedman is the Managing Director of the Center for Legal Services at My Sisters’ Place, a where she supervises a legal practice providing representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Before joining My Sisters’ Place, Jennifer worked at Pace University School of Law, where she served as the Founding Executive Director of the Pace Community Law Practice (PCLP), an innovative legal services center dedicated to representing low and moderate income immigrants, and training recent law graduates for legal practice. Prior to that, she served as the Director of the Public Interest Law Center at Pace, where she created and managed pro bono and public interest career development programs for law students.
Ms. Friedman is a 1993 graduate of Columbia College, and a 1998 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Kent and Stone Scholar. Ms. Friedman graduated from law school with an Equal Justice Works public interest fellowship, through which she created, and for ten years directed, the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP) at Sanctuary for Families in New York City, one of the largest and most successful pro bono domestic violence programs in the country.
Ms. Friedman is the recipient of many honors and 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 Achievement Award.