We are also thankful for the entire ACCRA Family, past and present, legal and non-legal staff. Their loyalty, dedication, talent, hard work, and friendship have helped us weather the many storms in their many forms that have buffeted us over the past five decades. You are the backbone of our Firm’s legal practice and the bedrock of our success. To all of you belong the honor and recognition of having contributed to the building of an institution. You will always be part of the ACCRA Family and will never be forgotten.
Most importantly, we thank our dear clients – most of whom have been with us since the Firm’s inception in 1972 — for their trust and continued confidence. To say that ACCRALAW would not be what it is today without you is an understatement. We commit to upholding and maintaining the ACCRALAW Credo, particularly the principles on which the Firm was founded: ability, integrity, and professional skill. To continue to deserve our reputation for excellence, we will never tire of reaching for “Better” because, as we have learned from our predecessors, there is always room for improvement, innovation, and growth.
In line with our Credo, to mark our 50th year, we celebrate not by looking back on the Firm’s achievements but by paying them forward. Thus, in 2022, the Firm’s ad hoc socio-civic, educational, and charitable activities will be institutionalized under its newly created “Corporate Social Responsibility Department”. This year, ACCRALAW forges formal partnerships with non-governmental organizations such as Teach for the Philippines, Water.org, and the Foundation for Professional Training, Inc., to provide them with the pro bono legal support needed to deliver their advocacies — advocacies designed to improve the lives of Filipinos by helping them to help themselves. We choose to do this because, in the words of former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, for “our own success to be real, it must contribute to the success of others.”
On this note, we would like to extend our congratulations to all members of the ACCRALAW Family on the Firm’s Golden Anniversary and to reiterate our indebtedness to our clients upon whose trust, support, and confidence the Firm relies for its enduring success.
On behalf of the Partners of ACCRALAW,
Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad