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7,500-Hour Volunteer Challenge

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Higgs Fletcher & Mack Surpasses 2014 “7,500-Hour Volunteer Challenge” Goal

– San Diego’s oldest law firm exceeds community service mission by more than 200 hours; gives back time, financial contributions to various San Diego organizations –

SAN DIEGO – January 27, 2015 – Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for 75 years, announced today that the firm surpassed its 2014 “7,500-Hour Volunteer Challenge” goal.

HFM 75th LogoClocking in 7,705 hours over 12 months, the challenge was presented to all employees to give back to the San Diego community as part of the firms 75th Anniversary celebration.

“In celebrating our 75th anniversary, we wanted to do something that was not only fun, but truly represented Higgs. Our team engaged in a series of activities that reiterates our commitment to the area in where our partners, associates and staff members live, work and play,” said Henry Angelino, Executive Director at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “The fact that we not only reached, but exceeded our goal is remarkable. I’m extremely proud of everyone for their commitment to this challenge and the time and effort that went into giving back to so many great organizations in our backyard.”

The campaign encouraged members of the firm to collectively donate 7,500 hours of community service along with monetary contributions to select non-profits throughout the year. While Higgs members had the option to select how they wanted to donate their time, there were also firm-led opportunities that employees will be encouraged to consider. Some of those examples included serving military families dinner at the downtown San Diego USO facility in January, support for the 22nd Annual Women’s Resource Fair last March, a private movie screening of “Boxtrolls” at Rady Children’s Hospital for its patients this past September and provided dinner and entertainment to the families of hospitalized children at the Ronald McDonald House in October of this year.

“I really enjoyed volunteering with fellow Higgs employees at the various events. It brought a sense of camaraderie and team work to the group of people who participate. Although we work together on certain cases as a team, working side by side at these volunteer events brings a different aspect of team work to the firm members,” said AnnaLisa Trautwein, Certified Legal Assistant at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “The volunteer challenge was not only a positive impact in our San Diego community, but for the firm morale as well.”