September 5, 2011: Finkelstein & Partners Launches New Community Service Program

Finkelstein & Partners launches new community service program.
“As a firm we have always believed in the importance of giving back”, said Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein.  “This program gives our employees the opportunity to use firm time to volunteer. We hope this will not only encourage employees to volunteer but also enable those who would not otherwise be able to fit community service into their schedule to do so.”
The community service program will be implemented in all of the firm’s 18 offices and grants any employee who wishes to participate the opportunity to volunteer on a paid basis at local organizations serving those people in need in the community.  Firm participants will be able to take up to 4 hours a month during their work schedule to volunteer and be paid as if they were working. Volunteers will share their experiences on the community service page (in progress).
“I am so  pleased to know that our firm is reaching out to the community this way”, noted Jacqueline Banks, an employee with the firm for 11 years.  “I have worked in the past for a nonprofit organization serving children and teens and I know how much community service is needed and appreciated.”
Continued Mr. Finkelstein, “Our people can be involved first-hand with the organizations who are making a difference in the communities where we have offices.  I think we will all reap benefits that extend far beyond what a corporate sponsorship ever could.”
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In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP