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April 27, 2010

MONTCLAIR, NJ Best-selling crime novelist and former Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor, Linda Fairstein, and longtime Montclair resident, Gale Britton, will be honored at the Partners for Women and Justice Spring Benefit on May 19, 2010 at the Valley Regency in Clifton, NJ.   Advance registration and ticket purchase are required.

Author of an internationally renowned series of crime novels, Linda Fairstein will sell and sign copies of her latest, instant best-seller, Hell Gate, at the benefitFairstein is excited to be involved with the Partners’ event:  “It's a great thrill for me to be honored by this exceptional organization that has done so much to help victims of domestic violence.  I hope to make one of my readers happy during the  auction by offering him or her the opportunity to win the naming of a character in my next novel.   

Fairstein has been a major voice in law reforms protecting sex-crime victims and is one of America’s foremost legal experts on domestic violence.  As head of the NY County DA’s Sex-Crimes Unit for more than two decades, she served as lead attorney on all major litigation involving crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and homicide.  Fairstein’s cases included the prosecution of Robert Chambers (the “Preppy Murder” case) and offenders charged with the sexual assault melee after the Puerto Rican Day parade. 

Gale Britton joined Partners as a Trustee in 2005, where her enthusiasm and dedication have been a significant force in advancing Partners’ goals.  Britton’s amiable personality, humor and can-do attitude, have proven to be major assets to Partners both in and out of the Board room.  In addition to being a member of the advisory council of STEP – Study to Excel Program of Montclair, Britton also works on the Human Resources Governance Committee for Wynona’s House. Britton is VP of Recruiting and Selection of Agency Distribution at The Prudential Insurance Company of America. 

Partners for Women and Justice is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides free legal help to low income, abused women in domestic violence and family law matters.  Partners’ work has been recognized by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Avon Foundation, Seton Hall Law School, Verizon Foundation and Partnership in Philanthropy.  This year’s benefit is given in partnership with The Silver Family Foundation, Lowenstein Sandler, P.C. and Lois Goldring.

To reserve your seat at the benefit or for more information about Partners, call 973-233-0111, email or visit