CHARLESTON, SC – Working for a firm that has spent 80 years helping people throughout the Lowcountry has inspired partners of the Steinberg Law Firm to celebrate their anniversary with a gift of service. Starting this month, and extending through November, the firm will adopt a local charity per month, and apply its human, professional and financial resources to making it stronger.
The firm (www.steinberglawfirm.com) has a long history of serving working people, and helped draft the original workers’ compensation laws in South Carolina. “It seemed fitting that we would adopt a full calendar of giving back to our community during this anniversary year,” said David Pearlman, a partner in the firm.
The program kicked off with partner Tom White, who has volunteered to handle a pro bono disability case for the Crisis Ministries Legal Justice program. The Legal Justice program pairs local attorneys with guests at the shelter and provides them free legal counsel. Firm associate Michael Jordan is also providing pro bono services to the shelter.
In May, the firm’s administrative staff has adopted the Women Build program at Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. The firm will sponsor the event’s tee-shirt printing, and will assign a group of women to help assemble the house.
June will find partner Steven Goldberg firm fulfilling the wish list at Operation Home, an organization that he supports. Operation Home provides free or low cost home repairs to low-income residents.
In July, attorney Pearlman will connect the firm to the Rural Mission and its Hope for the Future program, which provides funds for college-bound students in need.
August will find partner Malcolm Crosland launching a new awareness group focused on the avoidance of head injuries related to sporting activities.
September will have Dale Van Slambrook raising raise funds for Special Olympics of the Lowcountry. Van Slambrook, a marathoner and frequent Iron Man contestant, will secure sponsorships for every mile he runs in 2008.
In October, partner Kevin Holmes will take a large group of staff and colleagues shopping to fill the Wish List for the Lowcountry Food Bank’s successful Kids Café program.
November will cap the program with Kevin Smith, incoming chairman of Trident Literacy Association and newest Steinberg partner, engineering a children’s book drive at the firm’s three offices.