inMotion is a volunteer organization
Leveraging the professional talents and personal interests of our volunteers is at the core of what inMotion does best.
Every day inMotion's staff and volunteers are on the front lines protecting mothers and children from abuse.
Our volunteer lawyers secure orders of protection that keep families
safe. They help battered immigrant women become legal residents,
enabling them to obtain good jobs and a full range of benefits for
themselves and their children. Our pro bono volunteers also obtain child
support orders against fathers who refuse to pay, so that mothers with
custody can provide for their children. And they represent women seeking
divorces in obtaining custody of their children and a fair share of the
assets of the marriage. Learn more.
- InMotion recruits, trains and mentors
volunteer lawyers from New York City's top corporate law firms in
matrimonial, family and immigration law.
Nearly 2,200 individuals volunteered with inMotion last year.
Our volunteers include attorneys and legal assistants from corporate
law firms, law students, graduate, undergraduate and technical
students, interpreters and translators and seasoned professionals from all walks of life.
- 80 law firms and corporations participate in our pro bono program
and provide direct representation to our clients in Family and Supreme
Court and before the bureau of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
- Last year our volunteers donated 76,000 hours of their time to represent inMotion clients.
The value of the free legal services
donated by inMotion volunteers equals
Meet one of our volunteer legal teams
Juan A. Arteaga, Esq. and Ryan A. Kane, Esq.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
“We admire our client for enduring great personal hardship in
order to fight for her daughter and her tremendous courage to let Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, inMotion and the court system give her justice.”
|How can you help?
||Extensive legal training and education for 20 pro bono lawyers.
||Telephone screening and intake for 50 women seeking free legal services.
||Guidance to 4 women forced to go to court without lawyers.
||Matching of 4 women with their teams of volunteer lawyers.
||Advice about legal options to 2 women.
||Process service costs to notify batterers to come to court
||Child care costs for a client's full day in Family Court