Hamra Ahmad is Director of Law and Policy at Her Justice, a nonprofit organization providing legal services to women living in poverty throughout New York City by training and mentoring volunteer attorneys to address individual and systemic barriers. She is a Fellow in the Sterling Network, a group of diverse leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors working together to increase economic mobility across New York City with racial equity as a central guiding value. Ms. Ahmad is a member and former co-chair of PIPBA, the Public Interest Pro Bono Association (PIPBA), an association of pro bono professionals overseeing pro bono programs at nonprofit and public interest organizations in the New York City metropolitan area.
Prior to joining Her Justice, Ms. Ahmad was Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Justice Center (HVJC), a nonprofit organization providing civil legal services to immigrants. She has also served as Director of the Center for Legal Services at My Sisters’ Place, a nonprofit organization working with victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. She co-authored a chapter in the Services for Trafficking Victims: A Brief Guide for Lawyers on best practices when working with trafficking survivors. She is a leading expert in Immigration and Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking, conducting trainings and presentations to law enforcement, judges, and social service agencies.
Ms. Ahmad also implemented the Immigration Project of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, providing a variety of immigration services to the large East African resettlement population. She is a graduate of Leadership Westchester. Ms. Ahmad received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Minnesota.
Director of Law and Policy, Her Justice