Higgs & Johnson understands that so much of the course of one’s life is dependent on the quality of his or her education and for more than a decade has provided the H&J Excellence in Teaching Award as a part of the Bahamas Ministry of Education’s Teacher of the Year programme. As a cash prize, the award recognises educators who exemplify excellence in the teaching profession and leadership development.
In The Bahamas, attorneys render meaningful assistance to groups like Rotary International, Links International and Special Olympics Bahamas. The firm has also been a contributor to the Lyford Cay Foundation in its programmes to assist the further education of Bahamian students.
In the Cayman Islands, some staff members have participated in a Mentoring Programme for a number of years. This mentoring programme is a joint youth initiative of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Education which provides students with the opportunity of being positively guided by professionals.
Other community involvement by the firm includes charity fundraising, hurricane relief efforts and beach beautification projects. Organizations supported (and in which attorneys and other staff members are meaningfully involved) include the Lions & Rotary Clubs in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Cancer Society, the Cayman Islands Crisis Center, the Red Cross, Humane Society and Little League.