About Janay Farmer

Janay graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.  As a law student, Janay spent much of her time interning at the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons, where she represented clients in the felony division.  Janay also represented indigent immigrant victims of domestic violence via the Immigrant Family Advocacy Project in conjunction with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and studied abroad in India and Israel.  After graduating from law school, Janay took a position as an Assistant Professor of Law at Haramaya University School of Law, Ethiopia.  Upon returning to NYC in 2011, Janay worked as a pro bono attorney at MADRE, conducting research on violence against women and global women’s health issues, and participating in the Commission on the Status of Women and the United Nations Human Rights Committee with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights.  In addition, Janay acted as a Legal Consultant to “10×10”, a social action campaign and feature film “Girl Rising”, which advocates for girls’ education in the developing world.  As a Pro Bono attorney for Immigration Equality in New York, Janay represented LGBT French-speaking foreign nationals.  She then founded the Janay Farmer Law Group in NYC as an exclusively immigration practice.  Later, as an attorney at the HIV Law Project at Housing Works, Janay provided direct immigration and public benefits representation to low-income New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS.  In addition to her work at the Global Justice Law Group, Janay currently represents French-speaking asylees Pro Bono for NWIRP.  Janay is a fluent French-speaker and is admitted to the bar in New York State and the Eastern District of New York.