Law Firm Goes Green: Law Offices of James Scott Farrin Unveils New Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

DURHAM, N.C.--As part of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin’s initiative to “Go Green,” the firm announced the purchases of several new 2009 Honda Civic Hybrids. The new hybrids will replace several of the firm’s existing vehicles and will be used to transport the firm’s representatives to clients’ home, work or office.

The Honda Civic Hybrid draws distinction by offering fuel-saving technology with a lower emission impact on the environment. The efficiency and environmental benefits of the Honda Civic Hybrids are significant. The Honda Civic Hybrid is certified as an Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) by the California Air Resource Board (CARB). This emission rating is the best possible a hybrid vehicle can receive.1

“It’s important that we recognize the effect we can have on the environment and should work to improve our impact to it for future generations,” says James S. Farrin, President of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. “I felt it was my obligation to see that our firm does its part for the environment.”

The switch to a hybrid vehicle platform is not the only initiative for the firm to “Go Green.” The firm has also adopted methods to go paperless in its Social Security Disability practice area. The Social Security Disability practice area has seen both environmental and client servicing advantages after going paperless. Storing clients’ files electronically allows multiple staff members to work on a client’s case at the same time – providing a more optimal and efficient service to our clients while protecting the environment.

In addition, the firm is planning to begin construction on new office space in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The firm will be completing the Diamond View II building located on the American Tobacco Campus. The new office space is slated to obtain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

ABOUT THE FIRM

Founded: 1997 by James S. Farrin, Duke University School of Law, J.D. (1990) in Durham

Number of employees: Approximately 130, including 24 attorneys. Approximately 20 staff members are fluently bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.

Offices: 13 statewide, including Durham, Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Wilson

Major practice areas: Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Social Security, Workers’ Compensation

Website: http://www.farrin.com

Presently leading one of the largest civil rights cases in United States history: In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation, Case No. 08-mc-0511 (PLF) (D.D.C.), which deals with the United States Department of Agriculture’s discrimination against African-American farmers.

The firm's many philanthropic pursuits include Duke Children's Hospital, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The firm has a matching-gift program wherein it matches an employee's philanthropic contributions.

For more information, please contact Eric Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer, publicrelations@farrin.com, 1.800.220.7321

1 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Reviews, Pictures and Prices. June, 29, 2009. U.S. News & World Report. 13 August 2009 .

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