Bond, Schoeneck & King Announces Juneteenth as Paid Firm Holiday

October 30, 2020

(Syracuse, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King is proud to announce that Juneteenth will be recognized as an annual firm holiday beginning in 2021. This is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to seeking avenues to act on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. It is the firm’s continued goal to listen, learn and create opportunities that acknowledge the long and difficult struggle for freedom and racial justice for Black Americans. 

In an announcement to the firm, Kevin Bernstein, chair of Bond’s management committee wrote, “While recognizing the Juneteenth holiday is an important step, we want to encourage further action in support of the goals of eliminating racial injustice and promoting diversity and inclusion. Therefore, the firm will provide several opportunities in the months leading up to Juneteenth for education, reflection and service.”

Among those opportunities, Bond will undertake an internal 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, present a comprehensive history of Juneteenth and provide volunteer opportunities for learning and engagement.

To read the complete announcement, including planned programming and additional resources, refer to the website diversity page.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 250 lawyers serving individuals, companies, non-profits and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has eight offices in New York State as well as offices in Naples, Florida, Kansas City and Boston.