Liza Weisberg is a Catalyst Fellow at the ACLU-NJ whose work focuses on challenging abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Through strategies including individual representation, impact litigation, and policy advocacy, she confronts the harms of civil asset forfeiture, a common legal process that allows law enforcement to seize and keep people's money, cars, and possessions without ever arresting or convicting them. She is also involved in cases across the ACLU-NJ's legal docket.
During law school, she was the Executive Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run legal services organization that represents low-income clients in housing, family, wage and hour, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and government benefits cases. She also represented low-income defendants in criminal show-cause hearings as a student attorney with Harvard Defenders and served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. During her law school summers, Liza worked at the International Refugee Assistance Project and at the civil rights law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady. Liza received her B.A. magna cum laude from Brown University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.