Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
New litigation externship to serve Queens women
This summer, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP became our fourth Corporate Partner law firm to establish a litigation externship at inMotion. On a four-month rotating basis, the firm will lend a highly committed associate to work full-time at our Queens office at the New York City Family Justice Center. We are excited to welcome Lisa Dennis Bentley, Esq., a fifth-year litigation associate, as the firm’s first inMotion extern.
Lisa Dennis Bentley, Esq
Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP
“I am excited to join the inMotion team at the Queens Family Justice Center and eager to begin what will no doubt be a challenging and rewarding experience providing legal services to those most in need.”
Lisa will focus on our most urgent and complex family and matrimonial cases, providing direct legal representation to inMotion clients in Queens County Family, Supreme and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts.
About our litigation externship program
Our externships offer law firms the opportunity to nurture their most promising litigation associates while increasing their overall pro bono hours and enhancing the firm’s profile in the legal and corporate community.
Under the supervision of our experienced legal staff, litigation externs provide direct legal representation to women who contact inMotion with emergency cases presenting significant and compelling challenges—often appearing in court with new clients with less than 24-hours notice. InMotion externs manage 20–25 cases and average at least three court appearances a week in the City’s courts.
Our extern program offers associates the unique opportunity to take the lead on important contested matters and to interact with judges and opposing counsel early in their litigation careers by appearing regularly in court to advocate on behalf of New York City’s most vulnerable families.
For more information about our litigation externship program, call 646.442.1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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