For Immediate Release:
Harrison Pensa Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Business Law Firms - Affiliation offers clients convenient access to legal expertise around the globe
London, Ontario – September 17, 2012 Harrison Pensa LLP, a London-based law firm, today announced that it has been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. As a condition of its membership, Harrison Pensa is required to successfully complete recertification every three years.
Meritas is the only law firm alliance with an established and comprehensive means of monitoring and enhancing the quality of its member firms—a process that saves clients time in validating law firm credentials and experience. Meritas membership is selective and by invitation only. Firms are regularly assessed and recertified for the breadth of their practice expertise and client satisfaction. The organization’s extensive due diligence process ensures that only firms meeting the tenets of Meritas’ Quality Assurance Program are allowed to maintain membership. Firm performance and quality feedback are reflected in a Satisfaction Index score, which is made available online.
“We are proud of our firm’s achievements, and look forward to continuing our relationship with Meritas,” said Christian Hamber, Partner and Meritas Liasion at Harrison Pensa. “Meritas’ Quality Assurance Program is not just valuable for our clients seeking legal expertise around the world, it also provides us with a framework to consistently monitor and address the quality of our services.”
The recertification process includes exacting self-assessment, peer review by other law firms and client feedback. It examines such factors as timeliness and quality of a firm’s client service, professional conduct and adherence to Meritas policies including acknowledgement of Meritas firm or client correspondence within 24 hours.
“Businesses trust the Meritas alliance of law firms for top-tier quality, convenience, consistency and value,” said Tanna Moore, CEO of Meritas. “Harrison Pensa has demonstrated its commitment to world-class client service, and as such, has successfully earned its recertification in Meritas.”
For more information about Harrison Pensa’s capabilities and the benefits of its membership in Meritas, visit www.harrisonpensa.com or call 1 (800) 263-0489.
About Harrison Pensa LLP
Harrison Pensa is a full-service law firm based in London, Ontario, with expertise in business law, litigation and a strong consumer focus in family, wills and estate, and personal injury law. Business and personal clients throughout southwestern Ontario, across Canada and internationally turn to us every day for our proven skills and trusted counsel.
Harrison Pensa LLP was foundedin 1999 following the merger of Pensa & Associates and Harrison Elwood LLP, and currently operates with 55 lawyers and103 support staff. The firm has distinguished itself among the best within the fields of business law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and insolvency.
Founded in 1990, Meritas is a non-profit global alliance of independent, full-service business law firms located in more than 70 countries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Meritas has 172 member firms that employ almost 7,000 lawyers worldwide. Meritas’ goal is to connect business owners and in-house counsel with expert worldwide legal counsel that offer local insight, local rates and world-class client service. Meritas membership is by invitation only, and members must adhere to rigorous service standards to maintain membership. To find a Meritas law firm, or for more information, visit www.meritas.org or call +1 (612) 339-8680.
Media ContactHarrison Pensa LLP Christian Hamber, Partner & Meritas Liaison chamber [at] harrisonpensa [dot] com T: 519.661.6742 Meritas Contact:
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