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Sills Cummis & Gross Welcomes 2019 Summer Legal Interns: Elissa L. Frank, Yaritza Urena-Mendez, Gianna Popola and Casey R. Seivright

June 18, 2019

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to welcome Elissa L. Frank, Yaritza Urena-Mendez, Gianna Popola and Casey R. Seivright as Summer Legal Interns.

Elissa L. Frank is the Firm’s 2019 Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Program Summer Intern. She graduated with a B.A. from The College of New Jersey in 2018 and completed her first year as a law student at Rutgers Law School in Newark.  She is interning in the Firm’s Newark office.

Yaritza Urena-Mendez is the Firm’s 2019 Charles J. Walsh Scholar. She graduated with a B.A. from Seton Hall University in 2018 and completed her first year as a law student at Rutgers Law School in Newark. She is interning in the Firm’s Newark office.

Gianna Popola graduated with a B.S. from Marist College in 2016 and completed her second year as a law student at Pace University School of Law. She is interning in the Firm’s Newark office.

Casey R. Seivright graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and completed her first year as a law student at New York University School of Law. She is interning in the Firm’s New York office.

The Firm is pleased to continue its longstanding partnership with Rutgers Law School in Newark and the following two scholarship/internship opportunities: the Charles J. Walsh Scholarship and the Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Summer Internship Program. The Charles J. Walsh Scholarship Fund was established by Sills Cummis & Gross in 2006 in memory of the late Judge Charles J. Walsh, who, prior to his appointment to the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, was a valued Member of Sills Cummis & Gross for 17 years. Judge Walsh was also an adjunct professor at the law school. The Rutgers School of Law – Minority Student Program serves students of any race or ethnicity who are members of groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and who have faced discrimination or overcome social and economic hardships. The Firm’s summer internship program provides an opportunity for law students to hone their legal skills and gain experience.