Over the years, we have demonstrated our commitment to the community in which we live and work by taking a hands-on approach to community causes and charitable events. At MJM we take great pride in giving back to the community. The firm tends to attract and hire caring people who are cognizant of the needs of others and who willingly take action to meet those needs. We consistently produce high staff participation rates in the charitable events we sponsor.
MJM Limited has a history of supporting Age Concern Bermuda, a registered charity (#561) dedicated to meeting the needs of seniors in the local Bermuda community, by offering free legal clinics for Bermuda’s senior citizens. Age Concern’s mission is to create the conditions that make the best of the lives of older citizens through information, advocacy and education in partnership with community organizations (ageconcern.bm). MJM takes a hands-on approach with these legal clinics as a way of demonstrating our commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of the senior citizens in our community. Our partnership with Age Concern has developed to the point where MJM is a Link Partner, providing both financial and in-kind support.
For several years now, MJM attorneys have participated in the annual Age Concern free legal clinic. Attendees at this legal clinic are able to participate in a seminar on essential estate planning tools, sometimes led by MJM Director Hil de Frias, as well as attend interview sessions with individual attorneys from the firm, like Honor Desmond-Tetlow and Denis de Frias. The individual sessions are free, private, 20 minute appointments on Wills and Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Corporate and Matrimonial issues. This event is just another example of MJM attorneys demonstrating their professional responsibility to serve underserved clients and goes to show that pro bono work is a powerful force in the practice of law today. You can read more about the Age Concern Bermuda Annual Free Legal Clinic on the MJM Bermuda Law Blog.