On May 24, 2013, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) publicly announced that it would award Passman & Kaplan the 2013 Constance L. Belfoire Quality of Life Award. According to the BADC website, the award is meant to recognize “Employers who provide quality of life for their lawyers” on a wide variety of issues, such as work/life balance, availability of alternative work schedules, collegiality, diversity, professional development and mentorship, and support for pro bono and bar association participation. BADC will formally present the award to Passman & Kaplan at BADC’s annual luncheon on June 19, 2013. Passman & Kaplan is the 16th recipient of this award, and was nominated by P&K’s legal staff.
Ed Passman & Joe Kaplan, the firm’s founding partners, were honored at receiving the award. Most rewarding, was that it was the firm’s associates who nominated the firm for this award.”