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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on March 29, 2012 7:04 AM

One of the cooler things about working at is the opportunity to use our skills to help others. As a Thomson Reuters company, employees at FindLaw are not only encouraged to engage in philanthropic endeavors, we are paid for it!

Instead of taking a day away from the office to devote to various individual endeavors we decided to try something never done before: an in-office charity day.

We chose SF Achievers, a local charity that provides African American males with academic and personal development in addition to college scholarships. One thing that this fantastic organization was lacking was an online presence that really represented all the great things the program is doing.


Not to toot our own horn, but we got some skills here at FindLaw. We have a knack for crafting content, developing dynamic webpages, social media accounts and everything in between. So a charity day centered around building up SF Achiever's online presence was a match made in heaven.

With 15 dedicated employees from various departments, the day started with a presentation from SF Achiever's Program Director Myra Quadros-Meis. Here is our new partner Myra telling us about her organization:

SF Achievers

Myra then spent the day meeting with FindLaw team members answering questions about the look and tone of her imagined website. The day also represented an opportunity for employees to try their hand at something new such as social media pages or writing content.

All in all it was a wonderful chance to give back to the local community and get to spend time with each other in a new way. To learn more about SF Achievers, be sure check out their website. Remember though, soon it will have a whole new FindLaw-inspired look and feel to it. Stay tuned here to Insider to see how we transform their online presence.

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