Community Involvement

Lillian’s commitment to family and community involvement extend beyond her Non Hostile Family Law practice. She is a dedicated coach of the Bend High School Mock Trial team.

Lillian is very active in the legal community:

  • She serves on the local Family Law Advisory Committee which includes Judges and other professionals in the community
  • Member of Central Oregon Matrimonial Attorneys (COMA)
  • Member of the Deschutes County Bar Association
  • Member of Cascade Women Lawyers (a chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers)
  • She is dedicated to helping modest means people through the Oregon State Bar
  • She regularly volunteers as a children's attorney in high conflict divorce cases where children need a voice and the parties are of modest means 
Mock Trial 2014
Mock Trial 2014

Additionally, Lillian teaches first period at Bend High's Mock Trial class on a volunteer basis with Pat McHenry (history teacher). She also volunteers on different Bend High parent committees.

Lillian enjoys reading, camping, theater and travel.  She is committed to spending time with her family and friends and is active in her church.

Ask Lillian about her community involvement yourself! Schedule your low-cost consultation today by calling (541) 318-8038. Personally experience Lillian's commitment to her clients and her community by choosing her uniquely peaceful and collaborative approach to your separation or divorce.

Lessons for the Next Generation - Why Mock Trial is Important - Article from Oregon Bar Bulletin

Lillian Quinn grew up in Montana and was active in her school's speech and debate team, which peaked her interest in establishing a Mock Trial team at Bend High School when her daughters were students there. Quinn was a high school drama and English teacher before she established her legal career, and she was happy to return to the classroom when she began coaching Bend High School's Mock Trial team in 2010.

"I love the law and I think learning about the law in such a fun way is a good thing to do," she says. "The critical thinking and being able to speak in front of people are great skills sets to have."

"One student's dad had been in and out of jail and she was practically homeless. The dad was able to come watch her at the competition and said, 'It is great to see her on the right side of the law,"' she says. "Another student was a young mom and she brought her baby to the awards ceremony along with her whole family. We didn't even place that high, but she was so proud."

"It's one of those cool moments where you realize, 'Wow, I was able to do something to help this kid,' and it really impacts you," she says.

Quinn says she also appreciates the hypothetical scenarios presented through the Mock Trial program, which provide all opportunity for the students to talk about real-life situations. In one scenario, a girl who played soccer had a concussion and didn't tell her coach she was injured, which initiated a conversation about sports and the pressure to perform, even while injured, and the consequences that can result from that.

"What I really like about Mock Trial is that it teaches them to look at things from both sides of the questions," Quinn says. "A lot of times the law can be gray; it's not always black and white."

- Written by Melody Finnemore and published in The Oregon State Bar Bulletin August/September 2016 issue.

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