Press Release

Bentley Named to Board of Long Island Advocacy Center

For Immediate Release

Debra Scala Giokas
Director of Marketing

July 19, East Meadow, NY – Jennifer Bentley, an associate in the Labor and Employment Law Group at Certilman Balin, has been elected President of the Long Island Advocacy Center. Ms. Bentley has served on its board for three years. Ms. Bentley works primarily with public sector labor unions, representing them in grievance arbitrations, improper labor practice proceedings, contract negotiations, interest arbitration, and other administrative proceedings.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993, and her Juris Doctor from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2004. She is also a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), as well as the Touro Alumni Council. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and in Federal Court, both the Eastern and Southern Districts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Judicial Circuit.

LIAC is a private not-for-profit agency dedicated to protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities. For further information about LIAC, visit or call (516) 248-2222.

For further information, contact Debra Scala-Giokas, Director of Marketing, at (516) 296-7087.

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 13 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use/environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.