Tom Griffin co-authored an article in Business Law Today on Parker Poe and 23 other law firms coming together to form the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative.
"In May 2020, just after George Floyd’s murder and as many across our nation were protesting social injustice and racial inequity, a large group of law firm leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina were thinking the same thing at the same time," Tom wrote along with two other managing partners: Allen Robertson of Robinson Bradshaw and Tom Mitchell of Moore & Van Allen. "What can we do to help with the resources we have? How can we drive the change that we want to see?"
"Two dozen of us gathered to brainstorm on how we could pool our strengths and resources to make a true difference," they wrote. "We discussed what we were doing within our own firms and how we could work together to do something even more meaningful. Those conversations eventually led to our forming the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative, an effort to foster a more inclusive community and reduce systemic barriers to social and economic mobility in the Carolinas."
"More than a year later we are still going strong," they continued. "With our joint efforts picking up steam, we are on our way to harnessing our collective resources to facilitate lasting change in our community."
You can read the full article here: Law Firms Form Carolinas Social Impact Initiative to Support Inclusivity and Economic Mobility in the Carolina.
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You can also learn more about the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative here.