Sharon A. O'Shaughnessy: Service to our communities is one of Murphy & McGonigle's core values. We provide a wide range of service opportunities for all firm personnel to support their local communities. For many years, Murphy & McGonigle supported the mission of an independent pre kindergarten through grade eight Jesuit school in Central Harlem. The school is dedicated to educating at risk inner city children. In addition to our normal support, our New York office held a successful school supply drive that exceeded expectations. One of our Washington office traditions has been the annual back to school drive, where we collect donations of school supplies for underprivileged students. We work with food banks in all our communities to help the one in seven in this country who go hungry every day. We volunteer for a range of organizations to provide legal aid to those less fortunate, sometimes this takes the form of pro bono work, where many of our attorneys freely and passionately give their time to causes important to them. While our practice areas revolve around the financial and security sector, our legal capabilities, allow us to represent victims of domestic violence, assist indigent populations in drafting medical directives and help others who have social needs. We never lose sight of earning the trust and confidence of our clients or our community. We're humbled to serve and are proud to give back.
Murphy & McGonigle Gives Back
Since its inception, Murphy & McGonigle has made it a priority to give back to the community through partnerships with area non-profit organizations. We are as passionate about being good partners in our community as we are about our work, encouraging our employees and providing opportunities for them to give back too.
Over the past year more than 83,000 NYC school kids experienced homelessness at some point. Many of these children lack even the most basic school supplies and will start the school year feeling unprepared as well as terrified of being teased as a “shelter kid.” This program makes sure that these kids get a new backpack filled with the school supplies needed for their grade level just like everyone else on the first day of school.
Last Thursday a group of us in the NY office volunteered at the St. Aloysius School during their annual Spirit Day. Spirit Day involves spending the morning on the athletic fields with the kids assisting with the games, which is followed by a street fair at the school.
It’s that time of year again – the time when we come together to help others. It is an honor and a privilege to have participated in the 10th Annual Legal Food Frenzy.
Murphy & McGonigle is sponsoring the UJA Criminal Law Group annual fundraising event. The UJA Federation is the world's leading local philanthropy.
In only its second year participating in the competition, Murphy & McGonigle clinched first place for raising the most food of any small law firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the 2012 Legal Food Frenzy.