Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C., announced the new John S. Selig Service Award which will be presented annually to the firm employee with the highest number of community service hours to the Take Time to Give program. The first award will be given in 2018.
The award honors named partner John Selig and his passion for ensuring the firm's mission of giving back to the community in addition to providing exceptional legal counsel.
Under Selig's leadership, the firm established the Take Time to Give program in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the firm’s founding. The Take Time To Give program asked every person in the firm to donate 50 hours of their time to give back to the community. During 2004, members of the firm donated a total of 8,270 hours of service.
In honor of the firm’s 55-year anniversary in 2009, the firm decided to again celebrate its milestone through a community service initiative. It began choosing a “primary” Take Time To Give charity that would be selected annually, giving the chosen nonprofit $25,000, special volunteer hour commitments, pro bono legal services and exposure in firm marketing materials and advertisements for a year. That yearly contribution has since increased to a $50,000 donation. In addition to the primary charity, the firm also supports over 100 charitable and community organizations throughout the year through sponsorships, financial contributions, leadership and volunteer service.
Selig was honored on Oct. 11, at a reception. Arkansas artist James Hayes designed and created a glass sculpture to recognize the award and its future recipients.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides trusted strategic counsel to clients in business, litigation, regulated entities and insurance regulatory matters. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 85 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.