Rewarding MLK Jr. Day of Service, and small firm service every day

January 20, 2012

Lawyers are servants of the community, and an important part of American civil progress.  This week another civil servant, Martin Luther King, Jr. was remembered with a federal holiday and many Americans take the opportunity to provide a Day of Service to their communities, whether independently or as part of an official Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project.

“This week we remembered the struggles of a man who inspired many Americans to improve the social and judicial systems around them.  How appropriate that in recent years, this holiday has grown to include  real action—a true Day of Service,” said Karl Florida, head of the Small Law Firms and Consumers business at Thomson Reuters.  “And, small law firms play a huge part in maintaining the integrity of the American justice system every day.  Thank you.”

How did you, personally or professionally, volunteer to help others in your community this week?  Did you clean up a neighborhood, mentor a child, guide a museum tour, or serve a client on a pro bono basis?  

Tell us in a Tweet that mentions @WestlawSmallLaw, or post a Comment below including your name and firm name.  We’ll reward any small firm employee who volunteered with a 2-week free trial of WestlawNext in recognition of your community contribution.