[COLUMBIA, S.C. November 12, 2012] – Collins & Lacy, P.C. is pleased to announce the firm has been honored with the International Society of Primerus Law Firms Community Service Award at the 2012 Primerus Global Conference. The firm won the international award following a vote of the Primerus membership based on Collins & Lacy’s participation in numerous community service events, its dedication to providing pro bono legal services, and its active involvement with a number of local charitable and civic organizations.
Primerus is a society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms and one of the leading resources for local counsel, as it is comprised of carefully selected independent law firms in 125 cities and 35 countries around the world. Primerus firms are characterized by their commitment to the Six Pillars, one of which is Community Service. Primerus members contribute countless hours to leadership activities, pro bono legal services, fundraising, volunteering, and other community service endeavors. It is for this reason that Primerus created its Community Service Award to showcase the firms that have shown extraordinary service and dedication to their local communities.
“This year, Collins & Lacy attorneys boldly embraced the Primerus Pillar of Community Service. As we reflect on the combined volunteer efforts of our firm members, we are confident our time devoted to our community has been time well spent. It is an excellent investment in the future of the communities in which we work and live,” said founding partner Joel Collins.
Also during the 2012 Global Conference, Collins & Lacy founding partner Joel Collins was awarded the Primerus Lifetime Achievement award. The award is given to members who have helped build their individual institutes, as well as the Primerus organization as a whole, since the establishment of Primerus in 1992.
“Collins & Lacy, P.C. is proud to be South Carolina’s first Primerus Law Firm. I am equally proud to be honored by this network of carefully screened, independent law firms who are committed to the six key Pillars of Primerus: integrity, excellence of work product, reasonable fee structure, professional education, civility to bench and bar, and community service,” said Collins.