Holland & Knight Establishes Public and Charitable Service Department to Expand Its Community Service Scope
MIAMI – September 14, 2009 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce its establishment of a Public and Charitable Service Department (PCS).
The newly-established department will coordinate the firm's community, charitable and pro bono initiatives. The principal aim of the department is to focus the firm's efforts on assisting needy individuals and organizations in the communities the firm serves. The PCS department will also enhance the firm's existing charitable activities conducted through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation. The integration of these efforts will ensure that the firm's resources are utilized in a manner that will yield the most benefit to those in need.
"Holland & Knight has a long tradition of service to our communities and our profession," said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight Managing Partner. "Now, more than ever, community service organizations need assistance. By broadening our focus, we will create greater opportunities for our lawyers to provide pro bono services and expand training opportunities for our associates. We will also look to partner with our clients in support of causes important to them."
Jacksonville partner Buddy Schulz will lead the department. Schulz is a Florida Bar Board Certified trial lawyer and past chairman of Holland & Knight's litigation department. Schulz is well known for his service to professional and community organizations. He has devoted the past several years to the firm's pro bono efforts.