Judith Bernstein-Baker joined HIAS Pennsylvania as the Executive Director in 1998. Prior to that she ran the Public Service Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and was named Honorary Fellow of Penn Law School in 1998. She received her B.A. from Binghamton University, her M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work and her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University's Beasley School of Law.
In 2004, Ms. Bernstein-Baker received the Mary Philbrook Award from Rutgers/Camden Law School for Public Interest, and has received Certificates of Honor and Appreciation from the African Cultural Alliance/Liberian Association of Philadelphia and the Equal Justice Award from Community Legal Services. Ms. Bernstein-Baker has published several articles on immigration issues and public interest law, including “The World of Refugee Resettlement,” which was featured in The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine in the Spring of 2010. She teaches Immigration Law at Philadelphia Community College and is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, serving as pro bono liaison.