Gender Justice is a nonprofit law firm that represents women, men, and LGBTQ identified people who have experienced gender-based discrimination. Many Gender Justice clients also face barriers around income, race, ability, and/or immigration status. We target the root causes of gender bias and litigate high-impact cases to change minds: one policy, one training, and one lawsuit at a time.
Most of our program work involves providing legal services for cases across a range of issue areas, including access to medical services, barriers to parenting and pregnancy, discrimination in the workplace, combating sexual violence, and bias in educational and public institutions.
All Gender Justice clients have experienced gender bias in some form, and many of their have been turned down by other firms because at lower income levels, even strong cases are unlikely to turn a profit. We also look for cases with the potential to set important precedents for how gender bias is addressed in influential organizations and in the legal system.
We also work to train and develop the next generation of leadership on gender equity, and we advocate for better public policy on sex, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity issues.
We work with law students, legal fellows, and peers to encourage best practices in litigating gender bias cases. Through speaking engagements, trainings, events, and media coverage we teach the public how the root causes of gender bias can be addressed.
When we advocate for policy changes, our clients are our strongest advocates. We work with local and national partners to develop and pass better and more effective public policies at the state, county, and municipal levels.
What new functionality we are looking for
First and foremost, Gender Justice needs a functional web site that is attractive, modern, and accessible and features content, photos, videos, and URLs that project our legitimacy to potential clients, opposing council, donors, and volunteers. Our current site is so outdated that its URLs start with â€œhttp://033e9e2.netsolhost.com/drupal/â€œ instead of â€œhttp://genderjustice.us/.â€ Its editor wonâ€™t even allow us to post new images and videos which would allow us to better communicate what we do.
We would like to be able to easily collect email addresses to stay in touch with our supporters; ask for and process donations online in a simple way; invite individuals to upcoming events; offer training and public speaking services; connect with our social media platforms; upload password protected legal documents; provide photos, videos, and graphics for supporters and the media; post blog style updates; highlight media coverage of our work; be contacted by potential clients; recruit volunteers and legal interns; and provide easy contacts for media outlets.
We want users to understand who we are and what we do. Users should be able to read summaries of our issue areas and be able to locate the client stories and legislative priorities that relate to each of those issue areas.
How the new functionality will help
A new web site will help potential clients find Gender Justice and motivate them to contact us. If our new site is able to help counter the assumption that we ONLY serve women or that we ONLY serve queer and transgender clients by better explaining the work that we do, we will hear from more diverse individuals and be better able to identify the kinds of high-impact cases needed to create lasting change as a result. Tackling this assumption online will also make us appeal to a broader range of funding sources as well.
A new web site will help our lawyers in the courtroom so that when a judge or opposing council looks for us online they will see an accomplished, professional, and serious organization that should be treated as such in court.
A new site will also help us to attract and retain the talented volunteers, dedicated board members, foundation funders, and generous individual donors (especially by making it easier for donors to give online and making recurring gifts) Gender Justice needs to continue representing our incredible clients and to continue working on our training and public policy objectives.
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