2011 TWIN Honoree Spotlight

30 Aug

The YWCA’s Tribute to Women of Influence (TWIN) event honors women who have made significant contributions to their fields, and recognizes those organizations that support such achievements. 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of TWIN. Leading up to this year’s September 15th event, we will highlight each of our 25 incredible TWIN Honorees. If you would like more information about the TWIN event, or would like to reserve a ticket, please visitwww.ywcaofasheville.org.

Judi Bertrand, Pisgah Legal Services

As a staff attorney at Pisgah Legal Services, Judi helps domestic violence survivors escape abuse and provides holistic assistance to resolve other issues that affect their stability and self-sufficiency. Judi helps survivors secure a divorce, child custody and child support and resolve housing, consumer and other legal problems. She also advocates for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and supervises the immigration law team.  Judi has worked to educate law enforcement and officials in the justice system about the challenges facing immigrant domestic violence survivors, and to increase the community’s responsiveness to this group’s needs. She is not only an incredibly skilled lawyer who fights for her clients, but also a mentor who helps her clients find their personal strength and power and create new lives for themselves.

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