On November 3, 2012, Higgs Fletcher & Mack was presented with the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association’s Corporate Diversity Award during their annual scholarship and awards dinner. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’ Diversity Committee chair Susan Hack accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor for Higgs,” said Hack. “Being recognized by this fine organization is a testament to the hard work of our committee and a continued devotion to fostering a culture of inclusion. I’m very proud of the firm’s continued commitment to diversity not only within the firm but also in the legal community.”
Established in 1976, this organization is named in honor of the late Earl B. Gilliam, the first African-American San Diego County Superior Court Judge and United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of California. This Association preserves the highest standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession, and has worked to represent the interests of African-American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students in San Diego.
Higgs Fletcher & Mack is proud of its commitment to diversity and its sponsorship of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, as well as several other diverse organizations in the San Diego legal community.