Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free and is considered to be the effective end of slavery in the United States.
The ongoing racial unrest around the Country has been a wake-up call and shown us that we still have much to learn and great strides to make to end racism. Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell wants every person who is a part of this Firm, our clients and our friends to know and understand that the Firm stands for justice, equality, and fairness for each person in our society. The conscience and the heart and the soul of this Firm support those peacefully demanding social justice.
In an effort to continue to show support for the peaceful protests and efforts to end racism, the Firm will observe Friday, June 19, 2020 (Juneteenth), as a Firm Holiday. Our offices will be closed. We call on our friends and clients to make similar expressions of support for those demanding social justice.