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  • Staff Attorney at Legal MomentumLegal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, is the nation’s oldest civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. Our targeted litigation, innovative public policy, and education in five areas—workplace...
  • Legal Momentum Speaks Out: Confronting Tech-Enabled Domestic Violence Legal Momentum’s Deputy Legal Director and Senior Attorney Jennifer Becker was a featured guest on the July 30 episode of the WashingTECH podcast, highlighting the fast-growing issue of intimate...
  • “What is happening? This is a posting for the same job as mine and it pays $10,000 more than I make?” That is the question I posed to my supervisor more than 20 years ago as a young Black female lawyer in what was considered a high-paying job in New York City. There was no good answer given, so I...
  • Deputy Legal Director and National Judicial Education Program Senior Attorney Jennifer Becker was on the WashingTECH Tech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller discussing Legal Momentum, tech and domestic violence on July 30, 2018. Jennifer discusses how abusers perpetrate domestic...

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