The firm recognizes the importance of a strong and healthy community and encourages our employees to actively support causes and endeavors to benefit others. The firm has been actively involved in the LBA Summer Internship Program for over fifteen years. The Summer Internship Program seeks to further diversity in the legal community by placing students from the Central High School Law and Government Magnet in paying summer internships at local law firms or offices, including public sector offices such as the Commonwealth’s or County Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and the Legal Aid Society. These jobs allow the students to meet lawyers and make connections that can benefit them throughout their careers, to learn more about what it actually means to be a lawyer and to earn money that can be used to further their education. The firm’s involvement includes hiring and mentoring student interns who work during the summer and throughout the school year, serving as member and Chair of the Summer Internship Committee, and meeting with the students at Central High to discuss resume writing skills, interviewing skills and how to conduct themselves in an office environment. In addition to membership on the LBA Summer Internship Program Committee, the firm’s employees have been members on the Back to School supply drive committee as well as the LBS Public Service Committee.
The firm’s employees regularly participate in the Back to School supply drive and the Santa’s Court toy drive to ensure that less fortunate children have sufficient supplies for school and receive gifts at Christmas. In addition, The firm has been an active participant for many years in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Legal Bowl, which raises funds to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The firm donates goods to an annual online auction run by USLI to raise funds for breast cancer research and regularly supports Norton Hospital’s team in the annual Bike to Beat Cancer ride. The firm’s employees have also volunteered at the Healing Place to assist individuals in recovery to address outstanding legal issues, at Dare to Care to help pack boxes of food to be delivered to vulnerable members of our community, at Gilda’s Club and Ronald McDonald House serving meals, and have participated in collecting shoes for WaterStep and in the LBA’s Call-A-Lawyer program, providing guidance to members of the community who do not have representation to address legal issues they are facing.